The Mitzvah of Pikuach Nefesh (פיקוח נפש, Rescuing a Life) and Servant hood, פרשת שמיני של פסח, Parashat Shemini shel Pesach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here The reading for this week is from Devarim / Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 and speaks about being freed from slavery, being set free from debt, not charging interest, the Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. What these Scriptures are speaking to us is concerning servant hood, and committing our lives to the Lord. When we...

Ephraim will become a multitude of nations, What does that mean? פרשת ויחי, Parashat Vayechi, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In this week’s Torah portion, the last Portion of the Book of Bereshit / Genesis, we learn that Joseph heard Jacob was sick and is at the end of his life. Joseph brought his two sons to visit him (Bereshit / Genesis 48:1) and Jacob having difficulty seeing brings them near and then proceeds to bless them...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת בראשית Parashat Bereshit, The Significance of the Duality of Man as a Combination of Neshamah (נשמה) and Nefesh (נפש)

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Modern theologies (i.e. Dispensationalism) creates a division between the Church and Israel.  According to this view, the Church consists of those trusting Christ, while Israel consists of the physical descendants of Jacob where Israel receives the benefit of the Abrahamic covenant because she is still God’s chosen people.  The doctrine of dispensationalism essentially creates two separate peoples.  Scofield wrote...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת ראה, Parashat Re’eh, Aiming toward the Goal of Our High Calling

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRAspkdyOpw&feature=youtu.be This weeks Torah portion states the following, א אֵלֶּה הַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים אֲשֶׁר תִּשְׁמְרוּן לַעֲשֹוֹת בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נָתַן יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֶיךָ לְךָ לְרִשְׁתָּהּ כָּל-הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר-אַתֶּם חַיִּים עַל-הָאֲדָמָה: ב אַבֵּד תְּאַבְּדוּן אֶת-כָּל-הַמְּקֹמוֹת אֲשֶׁר עָבְדוּ-שָׁם הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹרְשִׁים אֹתָם אֶת-אֱלֹהֵיהֶם עַל-הֶהָרִים הָרָמִים וְעַל-הַגְּבָעוֹת וְתַחַת כָּל-עֵץ רַעֲנָן: ג וְנִתַּצְתֶּם אֶת-מִזְבְּחֹתָם וְשִׁבַּרְתֶּם אֶת-מַצֵּבֹתָם וַאֲשֵׁרֵיהֶם תִּשְֹרְפוּן בָּאֵשׁ וּפְסִילֵי אֱלֹהֵיהֶם תְּגַדֵּעוּן וְאִבַּדְתֶּם אֶת-שְׁמָם מִן-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא:...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Chukat, פרשת חקת, Is there a Requirement of the Law?

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https://youtu.be/MlA2WIc2MXs In Parashat Chukat there is a lot that is going on, we learn of (i) The law to deal with uncleanness, (ii) Moshe and Aaron are unfaithful to the Lord bringing water to the people, (iii) Miriam and Aaron die, (iv) Snakes bite the people due to their unfaithfulness, and (v) War with the locals (king Sihon and Og)....

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת עקב, Parashat Ekev, Liberty and Human Rights are God Given

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This week's Torah portion from Parashat Ekev we read the following: Devarim / Deuteronomy 7:12-15 והיה עקב תשמעון את המשפטים האלה ושמרתם ועשיתם אתם ושמר יהוה אלהיך לך את־הברית ואת־החסד אשר נשבע לאבתיך 7:12 ‘Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you His covenant and...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Vayishlach, Be Diligent to Seek God’s Ways

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Vayishlach (Shemot / Genesis 32:3-36:43) we read that Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau along with a gift in order to appease him of the things done in the past (32:3-20).  Jacob wrestles with a man (32:24) and realizes that he has seen God face to face and lived (32:25-31). ...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Mishpatim, פרשת משפטים, A Piece of Revelation from God

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocHLqhkdta8&feature=youtu.be In this week’s reading Moshe writes the following, אֱלֹהִ֖ים לֹ֣א תְקַלֵּ֑ל וְנָשִׂ֥יא בְעַמְּךָ֖ לֹ֥א תָאֹֽר׃ 22:27 You shall not revile God, nor put a curse upon a chieftain among your people. מְלֵאָתְךָ֥ וְדִמְעֲךָ֖ לֹ֣א תְאַחֵ֑ר בְּכ֥וֹר בָּנֶ֖יךָ תִּתֶּן־לִּֽי׃ 22:28 You shall not put off the skimming of the first yield of your vats. You shall give Me the first-born...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Bo, פרשת בא, The False Doctrine of Grace

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The opening sentence in this week’s Torah Portion (Parashat Bo) is very significant and in may ways overlooked according to the church today, א  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה בֹּא אֶל-פַּרְעֹה כִּי-אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי אֶת-לִבּוֹ וְאֶת-לֵב עֲבָדָיו לְמַעַן שִׁתִי אֹתֹתַי אֵלֶּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ: 10:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of...

Each of us must be cleansed from Tzaraat (Leprosy), פרשת תזריע, Parashat Tazria, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah portion we read about the commands concerning Tzaraat a skin disease according to Vayikra / Leviticus 13:1-3, א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהֹוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן לֵאמֹר: ב אָדָם כִּי-יִהְיֶה בְעוֹר-בְּשָֹרוֹ שְֹאֵת אוֹ-סַפַּחַת אוֹ בַהֶרֶת וְהָיָה בְעוֹר-בְּשָֹרוֹ לְנֶגַע צָרָעַת וְהוּבָא אֶל-אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן אוֹ אֶל-אַחַד מִבָּנָיו הַכֹּהֲנִים: ג וְרָאָה הַכֹּהֵן אֶת-הַנֶּגַע בְּעוֹר-הַבָּשָֹר וְשֵֹעָר בַּנֶּגַע הָפַךְ | לָבָן וּמַרְאֵה...

Yeshua applied a Torah based Metaphor, פרשת בשלח, Parashat Beshalach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch LIVE Video This week’s Torah Portion contains a vast amount of information. A lot of things took place, the pillar of cloud and fire stood between Egypt and Israel (Shemot / Exodus 13:17-22), the Lord delivered the people from the Egyptian Army through the Red Sea (Shemot / Exodus 14:1-30), the people tested the Lord with the bitter water...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת שמות, Parashat Shemot, Proving the Anti-Missionaries Wrong with their own Scriptures!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyiaxJ6g-Bo&feature=youtu.be In this week’s reading, the opening verses to the book of Exodus say the following, וְאֵ֗לֶּה שְׁמוֹת֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הַבָּאִ֖ים מִצְרָ֑יְמָה אֵ֣ת יַעֲקֹ֔ב אִ֥ישׁ וּבֵית֖וֹ בָּֽאוּ׃ These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: 2 רְאוּבֵ֣ן שִׁמְע֔וֹן לֵוִ֖י וִיהוּדָֽה׃ Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3 יִשָּׂשכָ֥ר זְבוּלֻ֖ן...

The Real Messiah is Hidden, Parashat Miketz, פרשת מקץ, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here The narrative in the Torah describes how the dreams of Pharaoh came to pass. There were seven years of great abundance, and then there was seven years of great famine. It was a few years into the famine that Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to buy grain because of the severity of the famine and their...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת יתרו, Parashat Yitro, Consecrating ourselves for His Glory!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RP1Qjp2MfU&feature=youtu.be The opening verses in this week’s Torah portion state the following, וַיִּשְׁמַ֞ע יִתְר֨וֹ כֹהֵ֤ן מִדְיָן֙ חֹתֵ֣ן מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֵת֩ כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ לְמֹשֶׁ֔ה וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עַמּ֑וֹ כִּֽי־הוֹצִ֧יא יְהוָ֛ה אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִמִּצְרָֽיִם׃ 18:1 Jethro priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out from Egypt. וַיִּקַּ֗ח יִתְרוֹ֙...

Bits of Torah Truths – Parashat Vayera

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In Parashat Vayera (Bereshit / Genesis 18:17-19) Abraham shared a meal with three men (שְׁלֹשָׁה אֲנָשִׁים).  During the meal it was prophesied that Abraham's wife Sarah would bear a child at an old age.  Following the meal, two of the messengers began their journey to Sodom to see if their sin was as great as had been reported.  Abraham stood with...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת שפטים, Parashat Shoftim, Having Our own Form of Righteousness and therefore Justice

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Today more than ever, our generation is being shaped by the social, political, and economic events of the day.  Examples may be found by observing how each subsequent generation are different than the prior generations.  This is the result of our lives being saturated by mobile technology, social media, and skewed news reporting all for the purpose of manipulating...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Toldot, Two Sons and the Way of Life

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Toldot (Shemot / Genesis 25:19-28:9) we read about the struggle between Jacob and Esau within Rebecca’s womb (25:21-23).  We learn that Esau became a skilled hunter and Jacob dwelled in tents (25:27-28).  According to the narrative, Esau despised his birthright.  This is taken from the text that states he sold his birthright for...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת מקץ, Parashat Miketz, Unrepentant until being Confronted with Sin?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=413y0ZexKA0&feature=youtu.be In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Miketz, we read the following, Bereshit / Genesis 42:5 So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also. 42:6 Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת בלק, Parashat Balak, Does Seeing and Hearing really cause Us to “Know” Him?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeShOqSQ6tU&feature=youtu.be In this week’s Torah portion we read the following, וַיִּשָּׂא מְשָׁלוֹ וַיֹּאמַר נְאֻם בִּלְעָם בְּנוֹ בְעֹר וּנְאֻם הַגֶּבֶר שְׁתֻם הָעָיִן: 24:15 He took up his theme, and said: Word of Balaam son of Beor, Word of the man whose eye is true, נְאֻם שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי-אֵל וְיֹדֵעַ דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן מַחֲזֵה שַׁדַּי יֶחֱזֶה נֹפֵל וּגְלוּי עֵינָיִם: 24:16 Word of him who...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת אחרי מות וקדשים, Parshiyot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Reckless Behavior can Effect Others

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBma-_R3RY&feature=youtu.be In this week’s Torah portion we read the following from Vayikra / Leviticus 20:1-7, וידבר יהוה אל־משה לאמר 20:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses: ואל־בני ישראל תאמר איש איש מבני ישראל ומן־הגר הגר בישראל אשר יתן מזרעו למלך מות יומת עם הארץ ירגמהו באבן 20:2 Say further to the Israelite people: Anyone among the Israelites, or among the...

How are the Gospel and Obedience being Connected, Parashat Vayera, פרשת וירא, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here From the perspective of Judaism, our approach to the Scriptures should begin with the unshakable faith in the One True God of Israel. The Pharisaic approach to the Scriptures was rooted in the Torah, that couples the belief in God with reward and punishment. What was taught us in the Apostolic Writings by Yeshua, his disciples, and...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת וישלח, Parashat Vayishlach, The Merit of Others?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTGSIecIimw&feature=youtu.be In Parashat Vayishlach, Jacob prays to the Lord for his safety saying the following, וַיֹּאמֶר֮ יַעֲקֹב֒ אֱלֹהֵי֙ אָבִ֣י אַבְרָהָ֔ם וֵאלֹהֵ֖י אָבִ֣י יִצְחָ֑ק יְהוָ֞ה הָאֹמֵ֣ר אֵלַ֗י שׁ֧וּב לְאַרְצְךָ֛ וּלְמוֹלַדְתְּךָ֖ וְאֵיטִ֥יבָה עִמָּֽךְ׃ 32:10 Then Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, ‘Return to your native land and I...

Having a Second look at the Scriptures – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 5 – Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here The Apostle John wrote in his epistle saying sin is as practicing lawlessness. Reading through the first epistle of John chapter 3, he speaks of something much more connecting the Torah to our faith in Yeshua the Messiah. 1 John 3:1-12 3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children...

The Greatest Sin Forgiven, פרשת כי תשא, Parashat Ki Tisa, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here This week’s Torah portion (Parashat Ki Tisa) begins with the final comments on the construction of the Mishkhan (Tabernacle). We also read about Moshe going up the mountain of Sinai and spending forty days and forty nights on the mountain. The people became restless and they insisted that Aaron build them a golden calf to worship. Aaron...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Shemini, Do these Scriptures apply? What does it mean to Live as Swine?

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In weeks reading from Parashat Shemini (Vayikra / Leviticus 9:1-11:47), we read on the eighth day Moshe called Aaron and his sons and told them to take a bull for a Sin offering and a ram for a Whole burnt offering, for the priesthood.  A male goat for a Sin offering, a calf and a lamb both one year...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parshiyot Behar and Bechukotai, פרשת בהר ובחקתי, Tzdakah and the Strengthening of Your Brother

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https://youtu.be/a8pfbz-1lTs In this week’s Torah portion the Lord gives us His mitzvot on how to take care of the poor.  The Torah describes the situation for someone who has found themselves to be in trouble financially. In the worst case, a person may sell himself to someone in order to pay off his debt.  The selling of one’s self into...

Foreign gods and Theological Beliefs, פרשת וישלח, Parashat Vayishlach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here The concept of foreign gods runs deep within the Torah in relation to the Shema (Devarim / Deuteronomy 6:4 שְׁמַע יִשְֹרָאֵל יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָֹה | אֶחָד:); Here O Israel, the Lord God, He is One. In this week's reading the Lord God tells Jacob to pick up camp and move to Bethel, to live there and to...

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