TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

Vayikra He called Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7] Isaiah 43:21-44:23 “Sacrificial Identification” by Mark Huey The Torah portion Vayikra begins the Book of Leviticus, and serves as the Hebrew name for the entire text. Chs. 1-7 detail sacrificial laws for individuals, for the congregation of Israel, and for priests. This is followed by chs. 8-10 describing the worship in the … Continue reading TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

Torah Reading – V’yechi – He lived – “Blessing Israel” – 25 December, 2017

V’yechi He lived Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Blessing Israel” by Mark Huey This week, the final parashah for the Book of Genesis is studied, as the period of the Patriarchs and details about the unique family chosen by God to receive His faithful blessings, finally comes to a dramatic close. Here in Genesis’ last three chapters, … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yechi – He lived – “Blessing Israel” – 25 December, 2017

Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 "Blessings and Shalom" The most striking feature in this week’s Torah portion, Naso, is the reciting of what has become known as the Aaronic Benediction. While a standard feature of the Jewish liturgical tradition and of the weekly Shabbat service, Christians are certainly familiar with this blessing as well: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, … Continue reading Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”