TorahScope – Torah Reading – Mishpatim -Rulings – “Faithfully Do” – 4 February, 2018

Mishpatim - Rulings Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 "Faithfully Do" by Mark Huey Last week, our Torah reading Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]) centered on the dramatic events surrounding the appearance of the Almighty Creator God at Mount Sinai, as He conveyed the Ten Commandments to the people of Israel through His servant Moses. The original recipients of these foundational … Continue reading TorahScope – Torah Reading – Mishpatim -Rulings – “Faithfully Do” – 4 February, 2018

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

Balak – Destroyer – “Self-Inflicted Curses” – 2 July, 2017

“Self-Inflicted Curses” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Balak, chronologically finds the Ancient Israelites further down the trail on their arduous and circuitous march to Canaan, the Promised Land, but without the able counsel of Aaron to co-administer with the aging Moses. Following the death of Aaron (Numbers 20:24-29), the indigenous populations of the … Continue reading Balak – Destroyer – “Self-Inflicted Curses” – 2 July, 2017

TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Pequdei (Accounts) - "Weight of Glory" The eleventh and final parashah of the Book of Exodus comes to an exciting conclusion with the appearance of the glory of God in the completed Tabernacle. Exodus 40:34 tells us, “the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Presence of the Lord [kavod Adonai, hwhy dAbk] filled the Tabernacle” (NJPS). For the past ten … Continue reading TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

TorahScope – “The Heart of the Matter” – Terumah (Contribution) – JANUARY 31, 2014

Terumah (Contribution) Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 "The Heart of the Matter" This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, details the construction of the Tabernacle which the glory of God occupied during the Ancient Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. This temporary dwelling place was used by Israel until the First Temple was constructed in Jerusalem by King Solomon. … Continue reading TorahScope – “The Heart of the Matter” – Terumah (Contribution) – JANUARY 31, 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