Torah Commentary – Vayeshev (He Continued Living) – Now That is Dysfunction – SCRIPTURES FOR December 9, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayeshev (He Continued Living) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8 Acts 7:9-16 Now That is Dysfunction The trials of Esau, Laban and the ordeal at Sh’khem and the death of Rachel are now behind Jacob. He even has a new name. I’m sure he thought it would be time to take life easy to enjoy his family, right? Not so fast. Now the trials take … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayeshev (He Continued Living) – Now That is Dysfunction – SCRIPTURES FOR December 9, 2017

Torah Commentary – Tol’dot (History) – The Battle Still Rages – SCRIPTURES FOR November 18, 2017

Torah Commentary Tol’dot (History) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 The Battle Still Rages There are two areas of this Torah portion I would like to expound on this week. In the end the two will tie together as a theme. The first area to cover is the words of Rivkah (Rebecca). She is found to be barren. Yitzchak prayed for her and … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Tol’dot (History) – The Battle Still Rages – SCRIPTURES FOR November 18, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayera (He Appeared) – The Rewards and Challenges of Listening – SCRIPTURES FOR November 4, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayera (He Appeared) Gen 18:1-22:24 2Kings 4:1-37 Luke 17:26-37 Romans 9:6-9 Hebrews 6:13-20 Ya’akov 2:14-24   The Rewards and Challenges of Listening   The journey to Canaan taught Abram and Sara much about listening. They have learned so much that their names have been changed. What has been added to each of their names? It is the Hebrew letter hey, which is a … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayera (He Appeared) – The Rewards and Challenges of Listening – SCRIPTURES FOR November 4, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ki Tavo (When You Come) – Until “Today” – SCRIPTURES FOR September 9, 2017

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 Until “Today” As I have shared, there are many themes in the book of Deuteronomy. We see the importance of taking responsibility for our actions, treating others with respect, walking in blessings and walking in curses through our disobedience. All of these instructions give us rich teachings to … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tavo (When You Come) – Until “Today” – SCRIPTURES FOR September 9, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ekev “Because” – The Longing Within – SCRIPTURES FOR August 12, 2017

Torah Commentary Ekev “Because” Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Isaiah 49:14-51:3 2Kings 1-3 Matthew 4:1-11 Luke 4:1-13 James 5:7-11 The Longing Within A few weeks ago Kathy and I had the pleasure of hosting Barry Phillips of Remnant of Yisrael . Barry is a cherished friend of many years now. In the early 2,000’s, I had the privilege of taking Barry and his wife, Laura, on their first trip home … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ekev “Because” – The Longing Within – SCRIPTURES FOR August 12, 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 weeks, since the introduction of Moses in Shemot, the Israelites have … 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. As you read through the details of the Tabernacle’s materials … Continue reading TorahScope – “The Heart of the Matter” – Terumah (Contribution) – JANUARY 31, 2014

Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary Vayishlach “And he sent” Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Still Running From the Enemy Jacob has seen much over his past twenty years with Laban. He has seen HaShem provide for him and give him great wealth. He has seen favor like few people will ever see. Jacob has wrestled with God and even been given a new name. After … Continue reading Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy