Nostalgia for the Familiar – June 22, 2019

Regular Shabbat Readings Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך | When you set up) Torah: Numbers 8:1-12:15 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Gospel: Matthew 14:14-21 Note: The regular readings are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to the annual Torah Portion schedule for these special portions. Portion Summary The third reading from the book … Continue reading Nostalgia for the Familiar – June 22, 2019

Weekly Torah Readings: Vayalekh – One New Man Bible – Sep 14, 2018

Deuteronomy 31:1 - 31:30 Vayelekh Moses’ Farewell 31.1. And Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. 2. And he said to them, “I am a hundred twenty years old this day. I can no longer go out and come in. Also the LORD* has said to me, ‘You will not go over this Jordan.’ 3. The LORD* your God, He is … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Vayalekh – One New Man Bible – Sep 14, 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

Torah Commentary – Naso (Take) – He Will Kneel Before – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 3, 2017

Torah Commentary Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 John 7:53-8:11 Acts 21:17-32 He Will Kneel Before This Torah portion continues the theme of  "Nasa," or the lifting up of the head of one who was once in slavery. It further reveals that the lifting up of the head is not only to see a destiny, … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Naso (Take) – He Will Kneel Before – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 3, 2017

Naso – Take – “A Prayer of Peace” – 03 June 2017 – 09 Sivan 5777

by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Naso or “Take,” has a diverse variety of subjects to contemplate. It begins by completing the instructions about the Levites that concluded Bamidbar(Numbers 1:1-4:20).[1] This census has been conducted to number the three Levite clans that were responsible for the Tabernacle and its transportation. The Gershonites, the Merarites, and the Kohathites … Continue reading Naso – Take – “A Prayer of Peace” – 03 June 2017 – 09 Sivan 5777

Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Torah Commentary Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 Tol'dot (History) Stopped Up Wells The life of the now to be patriarchs are so rich in meaning. In their lives is the wisdom of the Creator. In the accounts recorded for us is His wisdom being passed on from generation to generation. In … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 "Blessings and Shalom" The most striking feature in this week’s Torah portion, Naso, is the reciting of what has become known as the Aaronic Benediction. While a standard feature of the Jewish liturgical tradition and of the weekly Shabbat service, Christians are certainly familiar with this blessing as well: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, … Continue reading Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Torah Commentary – B’har (On Mount Sinai) – The Heart of the Matter – Joined To HaShem

Torah Commentary B'har (On Mount Sinai) Leviticus 25:1-26:2; 26:3-27:34 Jeremiah 32:6-27;16:19-17:14 2Corinthians 7-13 The Heart of the Matter For our culture, many of the instructions of Leviticus seem quite foreign to us.  There is even a debate whether most of these scriptures pertain only to the time in which we have entered The Land.  Buying … Continue reading Torah Commentary – B’har (On Mount Sinai) – The Heart of the Matter – Joined To HaShem

This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013

Acharei Mot (After the death) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S) "Blood Life" Just like the double Torah portions of Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) that are separated for leap year readings, Acharei Mot is usually coupled with the following portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27). Our selection for this week starts out with describing the meticulous requirements … Continue reading This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013