Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei – Mar 8, 2019

P’kudei 38:21. These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, of the Tabernacle of Testimony (Rev. 15:5) as they were made, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22. And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei – Mar 8, 2019

Shalom, New Moon – March 8, 2019

  Shalom, New Moon Due to Shabbat I did not receive reports of the New Moon sighting. Mathematically, it should have occurred last night. We enter into a new month and look toward the time when the exile will be over and we will all stand in the Land of Promise watching together. Look toward the western sky at sundown tonight and … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon – March 8, 2019

Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 3, 2017

Torah Commentary Yitro (Jethro) Exodus 18:1-20:23 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 Matthew 5:21-30; 15:1-11 Hebrews 12:18-29 James 2:8-13 Words To Live By The Hebrews are free from life in Egypt. Pharaoh is among the dead on the sea shore. It is time for their journey to continue. In their minds, it is time to move on and … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 3, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ki Tetze (When you go out) – Protecting the Back of the Pack – SCRIPTURES FOR September 2, 2017

Torah Commentary Ki Tetze (When you go out) Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Isaiah 54:1-10 Mark 10:2-12 Luke 20:27-38 1Tim 5:17-18 Protecting the Back of the Pack As I read through these middle chapters of Deuteronomy I sometimes want to put my head back and say, "Well duh!" For me, I find many of the instructions here are … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tetze (When you go out) – Protecting the Back of the Pack – SCRIPTURES FOR September 2, 2017

Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Torah Commentary Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 Tol'dot (History) Stopped Up Wells The life of the now to be patriarchs are so rich in meaning. In their lives is the wisdom of the Creator. In the accounts recorded for us is His wisdom being passed on from generation to generation. In … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Torah Commentary Vezot ha’Bracha “And this is the blessing” – The Baton Passes On

Torah Commentary Vezot ha'Bracha "And this is the blessing" Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-18 Acts 27-28; Matt 1:1-17 The Baton Passes On Day 11, Month 7, 5775; 13 October 2016  This Shabbat's readings mark the end of the Torah cycle. The scriptures we will read are maybe the most bittersweet of all the Torah. Moses finishes … Continue reading Torah Commentary Vezot ha’Bracha “And this is the blessing” – The Baton Passes On

Torah Commentary – Ki Tavo ” – When you come” – Remembering the Journey

Torah Commentary Ki Tavo "When you come" Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 Isaiah 60:1-22 Matthew 13:1-23 Acts 28:17-31 Romans 11:1-15 Remembering the Journey   The people of Israel are posed on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. Forty years of the desert are behind them. The Promised Land is now so close they can smell it. Within … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tavo ” – When you come” – Remembering the Journey

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

Torah Commentary – Yitro – “Jethro” – Joined To HaShem – January 16, 2014

Torah Commentary Yitro - "Jethro" Exodus 18:1-20:23,Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6,1 Samuel 4-6 Words of Life This week we come to the section of scripture known as the Ten Commandments. No section has been spoken or written on more than these words. With all the commentary though, do we really know what these words are all about? To … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Yitro – “Jethro” – Joined To HaShem – January 16, 2014

Torah Commentary – Emor “Say” – Time for Review – Joined To HaShem

Torah Commentary Emor "Say"   Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 2Corinthians 1-6   Time for Review  Anyone who has read the Torah knows that many commandments and instructions are repeated many times.  The simple reason is that our Creator knows us very well.  He understands the way we think and the way we tend to forget, … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Emor “Say” – Time for Review – Joined To HaShem