Expounding the Torah

Did Moses speak in tongues? Tradition says that Moses spoke the words of the book of Deuteronomy in the seventy languages of humanity. Portion Summary Devarim (דברים) is both the title for the last book from the scroll of the Torah and the title of the first Torah portion therein. Devarim means "words." The English-speaking world calls this … Continue reading Expounding the Torah

The Complainer and the Atheist

SHELACH Portion Summary The thirty-seventh reading from the Torah is called Shelach(שלח), an imperative verb that means "send out." The portion is so named from the first few words of the second verse: "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan" (Numbers 13:2). The Torah reading tells the tragic … Continue reading The Complainer and the Atheist

Jacob Meets Esau

Jacob knew he was walking into great danger as he returned to the land of Canaan. VAYISHLACH The eighth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayishlach (וישלח), which means “and he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in … Continue reading Jacob Meets Esau

Devarim – Words – “Rehearsing the Truths” – 23 July, 2017

Devarim Words Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net The Book of Deuteronomy is a repetition and an amplification by Moses, of many of the commands of the Lord given in the Torah, so that the Ancient Israelites would not disobey Him, as they prepared themselves to enter into the Promised Land. In the … Continue reading Devarim – Words – “Rehearsing the Truths” – 23 July, 2017

Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

Torah Commentary Va'era "And I appeared" Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today Egypt was the greatest and most awesome nation that had ever existed. They had wealth, power, and military stature. No country would have dared to come against the might of Egypt in the days of … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

“Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

V'yechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 "Vowed to the Land" While reading through V’yechi this week, the following words delivered by the Patriarch Jacob really stuck out at me: “Then Jacob said to Joseph, ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and He said to … Continue reading “Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

This Weeks Torah Portion :Vayechi | ויחי | “He lived ” – December 29, 2012

Vayechi | ויחי | "He lived " Torah: Genesis 47:28-50:26 Prophets: 1 Kings 2:1-12 Gospel: Luke 4:31-5:11   Click to Weekly Bible/Torah Readings    

Toldot (History) – “Moored to the Rock”

Toldot (History) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Moored to the Rock Our parashah for this week begins with the word, “Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac” (Genesis 25:19). Just consider a few of the thoughts in your mind when you hear the names “Isaac” and “Abraham,” and what these … Continue reading Toldot (History) – “Moored to the Rock”