TorahScope – “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” – Y’yakheil (He assembled) – FEBRUARY 21, 2014

By the time we arrive at this week’s Torah portion, V’yakheil, we discover that it encapsulates a description of the actions of Ancient Israel, as the people collectively fulfill the requirements for the Tabernacle construction which was the subject of the previous Terumah (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Tetzaveh(Exodus 30:11-34:35) readings. Without any hesitation, the text reminds us about the commandment … Continue reading TorahScope – “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” – Y’yakheil (He assembled) – FEBRUARY 21, 2014

“Shema Yisrael” – Yitro (Jethro) – Torah Scope – JANUARY 17, 2014

After considering what has thus far transpired in the Book of Exodus, this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, involves one of the most memorable scenes outside of the deliverance from Egypt. It is in this reading where the Lord visits Mount Sinai and delivers the Ten Commandments (Exodus 19:1-20:17). The Ancient Israelites were deathly afraid of what … Continue reading “Shema Yisrael” – Yitro (Jethro) – Torah Scope – JANUARY 17, 2014

V’yishlach (He sent)

V'yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) "Silence of the Limping" Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject … Continue reading V’yishlach (He sent)