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

Our Daily Bread — An Ordinary Day – January 25, 2014

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. —Matthew 24:42 While exploring a museum exhibit titled “A Day in Pompeii,” I was struck by the repeated theme that August 24, ad 79 began as an ordinary day. People were going about their daily business in homes, markets, and at the port of this … Continue reading Our Daily Bread — An Ordinary Day – January 25, 2014

Today’s Bible Verse – John 13:31-35 – Sunday April 14,2013 – English Standard Version (ESV)

A New Commandment  When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and  God is glorified in him.  If God is glorified in him,  God will also glorify him in himself, and  glorify him at once.  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, … Continue reading Today’s Bible Verse – John 13:31-35 – Sunday April 14,2013 – English Standard Version (ESV)

Shemini (Eighth) – “True Shock and Awe”

"True Shock and Awe" Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S) The title of our Torah portion for this week, Shemini or “Eighth,” points one to the chronological context of the “eighth day” that begins this section of Leviticus. A glance at the concluding statements from Tzav last week, notes how the seven days … Continue reading Shemini (Eighth) – “True Shock and Awe”