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

UN Resolution 2334 and a review of Israeli history from Biblical times

It came as a shock, at least to the public, a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel that the US refused to veto. UN resolutions critical of Israel are as common as Russian and Chinese hackers. Only those promulgated by the Security Council, however, have serious ramifications. The US is one of five permanent members … Continue reading UN Resolution 2334 and a review of Israeli history from Biblical times

Torah Commentary Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) -Day 23, Month 8, 5775; 24 November 2016

Chayei Sarah (Sarah's Life) Why That Piece of Dirt? The joy Abraham experienced after the "Resurrection" of Isaac was short lived by the news of the death of his wife Sarah. He had never known a time that Sarah was not by his side, as maybe some of his first memories of life were playing … Continue reading Torah Commentary Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) -Day 23, Month 8, 5775; 24 November 2016

Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”

Torah Commentary   Vayetze "And he went out" Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:12-14:10 John 1:43-51 Just In Case It is said that truth is far stranger than fiction. Nowhere is that statement more true that in the life of Jacob. The account of his life during the years with Laban, the marriages to Leah and Rachael and the … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”