A Glutton and a Drunkard

Why did the Master's critics and opponents call Him "a glutton and a drunkard"? Regular Shabbat Readings   Ki Tetze (כי תצא | When you go forth) Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10 Haftarah: Matthew 24:29-42 Note: The regular readings are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to … Continue reading A Glutton and a Drunkard

Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

Torah Commentary Shoftim “Judges” Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9 Isaiah 51:12–52:12 2 Kings 7-9 Quit Observing Torah! Now that I have your undivided attention, please continue to read. I have been on this journey for a number of years now and have come to the conclusion that we all should quit observing Torah.  To understand what I am saying pick … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

Lifted on a Miracle

Yeshua told Nicodemus, "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up."   CHUKAT-BALAK Portion Summary Chukat Chukat is the thirty-ninth reading from the Torah. The word chukat (חוקת) means "statute." The name is derived from the second verse of the reading: "This is the statute of the … Continue reading Lifted on a Miracle

Malcontents

Some people are never happy unless they have something to be unhappy about. Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך | When you set up) Regular Shabbat Readings Portion Summary The third reading from the book of Numbers and the thirty-sixth reading from the Torah is called Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך), a word that literally means "When you ascend." It comes from the first verse … Continue reading Malcontents

The Imperishable

The holy Temple and all the sacrifices that take place in it point toward immortality and incorruptibility. The sacrifices are not about death; they are all about life. Portion Summary The twenty-fifth reading from the Torah and second reading from the book of Leviticus is called Tzav (צו), which means "Command." The name comes from the first … Continue reading The Imperishable

TORAHSCOPE YITRO – Jethro “Blind Faith” – 9 February, 2020

Yitro Jethro “Blind Faith” Exodus 18:1-20:23[26] Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S) by Mark Huey The trials and tribulations of Ancient Israel’s deliverance from Egypt continue in this week’s Torah reading, with particular emphasis on the Ten Commandments that are received while the people were encamped at Mount Sinai. After observing the many miracles performed … Continue reading TORAHSCOPE YITRO – Jethro “Blind Faith” – 9 February, 2020

Living Torah Commentary – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 15, 2020

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 now free from life in Egypt. Pharaoh is among the dead on the sea shore and now it is time for the journey to continue. In their minds, it is time to … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 15, 2020

Expounding the Torah

Did Moses speak in tongues? Tradition says that Moses spoke the words of the book of Deuteronomy in the seventy languages of humanity. Portion Summary Devarim (דברים) is both the title for the last book from the scroll of the Torah and the title of the first Torah portion therein. Devarim means "words." The English-speaking world calls this … Continue reading Expounding the Torah

Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary Pinchas"Phineas" Numbers 25:10-30:1 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 2 Timothy 1-4; Titus 1-3; Philemon 1 Zeal In The Camp Reading about the Hebrews and their journey through the wilderness  has taken on so much meaning in the past few years. With each passing year it becomes more and more special to read about their lives. It … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019

Torah Commentary Korach (Korah) Numbers 16:1-18:32 1Samuel 11:14-12:22 2Timothy 2:8-21 Jude 1-25 The Stand Which Proved The Man We come to the infamous account of Korach this week. You have to admit that with all that has happened in the camp since Israel left Egypt, events which clearly showed Moshe as the leader, this was … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019