TORAHSCOPE – Shemini – Eighth – 30 Mar 2019

Shemini Eighth 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 of consecration … Continue reading TORAHSCOPE – Shemini – Eighth – 30 Mar 2019

TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

Vayikra He called Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7] Isaiah 43:21-44:23 “Sacrificial Identification” by Mark Huey The Torah portion Vayikra begins the Book of Leviticus, and serves as the Hebrew name for the entire text. Chs. 1-7 detail sacrificial laws for individuals, for the congregation of Israel, and for priests. This is followed by chs. 8-10 describing the worship in the … Continue reading TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

TorahScope: Ki Tisa

17 February, 2019 Ki Tisa - When you take Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S) “Signs of Life” by Mark Huey Ki Tisa covers a wide variety of topics that range from describing the half-shekel tax collected,[1] to the infamous golden calf incident,[2] and to instructions regarding the Sabbath.[3] Additional instruction is given regarding hand washing,[4] anointing oil[5] and incense … Continue reading TorahScope: Ki Tisa

TorahScope: V’et’chanan – I pleaded – “Promises Reiterated to a Chosen Nation”

22 July, 2018 V’et’chanan I pleaded Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 "Promises Reiterated to a Chosen Nation" by Mark Huey This week’s parashah is so filled with incredible descriptions of the Lord’s love, promises, and anticipated plans for His chosen people, that direct quotations from this reading will be extensively repeated, because I feel that not much can be … Continue reading TorahScope: V’et’chanan – I pleaded – “Promises Reiterated to a Chosen Nation”

TorahScope: Devarim – Words – The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated – 15 July, 2018

Devarim Words Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27 “The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated” by Mark Huey This week as the final book of the Torah commences, our parashah, Devarim, essentially begins a lengthy reiteration of the forty year desert sojourn of the Israelites, with reminders of the Lord’s promises sprinkled in among the testimony of a people challenged … Continue reading TorahScope: Devarim – Words – The Fighting Father’s Promised Plan Reiterated – 15 July, 2018

TorahScope: Pinchas – Phinehas – “A Covenant of Peace” – 1 July, 2018

Pinchas - Phinehas Numbers 25:10-30:1[29:40] 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 “A Covenant of Peace” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah parashah begins with a summary conclusion to Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9), describing the gruesome consequences of the sin of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:9-10). This is followed by describing the zeal of Phinehas who stopped the plague upon Israel (Numbers 25:10-18), a census of … Continue reading TorahScope: Pinchas – Phinehas – “A Covenant of Peace” – 1 July, 2018

Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa – When you take – Faith Contrasted – 25 February, 2018

Ki Tisa - When you take Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S) "Faith Contrasted" by Mark Huey This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, is perhaps best remembered for the infamous golden calf incident. Because of this, it is significantly easy to overlook a variety of other details, ranging from the required half-shekel offering,[1] the anointing oil … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa – When you take – Faith Contrasted – 25 February, 2018

Torah Reading – TorahScope – Outreach Israel Ministries – Yitro – Jethro – “Blind Faith” – 28 January, 2018

Yitro - Jethro Exodus 18:1-20:23[26] Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S) “Blind Faith” 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 Torah Reading – TorahScope – Outreach Israel Ministries – Yitro – Jethro – “Blind Faith” – 28 January, 2018

This Weeks Torah Reading – Mikkeitz – At the end – “God Honors Faith” – 10 December, 2017

Mikkeitz At the end Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 “God Honors Faith” by Mark Huey Mikkeitz, which is being considered as the Torah portion for this week, continues the narrative about the life of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph finally realized the manifestation of his dreams about his brothers bowing before him. Since being cast into … Continue reading This Weeks Torah Reading – Mikkeitz – At the end – “God Honors Faith” – 10 December, 2017

TorahScope – V’et’chanan – I pleaded – “Call Upon Him!” – 30 July, 2017

V’et’chanan I pleaded Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 “Call Upon Him!” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net V’et’channan is one of the most compelling Torah portions in the entire annual cycle. With a reiteration of the Decalogue[1] and the Shema[2] being just two of the many words that are declared, the commentaries written about this critical juncture in the sojourn of Ancient … Continue reading TorahScope – V’et’chanan – I pleaded – “Call Upon Him!” – 30 July, 2017