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, פרשת ויקרא, Parashat Vayikra, How to understand Forgiveness

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IP9zOMGNb4 In this week’s reading, Moshe writes the following, וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ 4:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: דַּבֵּ֞ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֘ל לֵאמֹר֒ נֶ֗פֶשׁ כִּֽי־תֶחֱטָ֤א בִשְׁגָגָה֙ מִכֹּל֙ מִצְוֺ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֖ר לֹ֣א תֵעָשֶׂ֑ינָה וְעָשָׂ֕ה מֵאַחַ֖ת מֵהֵֽנָּה׃ 4:2 Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a person unwittingly incurs guilt in regard to any of the LORD’s commandments about things not...

A Community being Punished for an Individual’s Sin, Parashat Toldot, פרשת תולדות, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one!” This is a famous quote from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In light of this week’s Torah portion this phrase speaks to us in a significant way. In the movie and the phrase we find a very Messianic Principle where one lays down his...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת ויגש, Parashat Vayechi, The Right Perspective for Walking with God

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In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayechi, we read the following, Bereshit / Genesis 50:15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, ‘What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!’ 50:16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, ‘Your...

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, Parashat Korach, פרשת קרח, Every Man Sees what He Wants to See

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https://youtu.be/t8O3qQiwrjU In this week’s Torah portion, we read ב וַיָּקֻמוּ לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה וַאֲנָשִׁים מִבְּנֵי-יִשְֹרָאֵל חֲמִשִּׁים וּמָאתָיִם נְשִֹיאֵי עֵדָה קְרִאֵי מוֹעֵד אַנְשֵׁי-שֵׁם: ג וַיִּקָּהֲלוּ עַל-מֹשֶׁה וְעַל-אַהֲרֹן וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵהֶם רַב-לָכֶם כִּי כָל-הָעֵדָה כֻּלָּם קְדֹשִׁים וּבְתוֹכָם יְהוָֹה וּמַדּוּעַ תִּתְנַשְּׂאוּ עַל-קְהַל יְהוָֹה: 16:2 and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the...

Bits of Torah Truths, פרשת תזריע מצרע, Parshiyot Tazria / Metzora, The Call to Self Inspection

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGka-a_V9y8&feature=youtu.be This weeks double portion (Parshiyot Tazria Metzora) speaks of the most awful of skin diseases that leads to a man being unclean before both God and man, and not able to come into God’s presence or into the community of people. The rabbis have said that this disease is due to the sin that is on the inside of...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Va’etchanan, פרשת ואתחנן, How to Maintain our Devotion to God

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https://youtu.be/CXAtLqqAv9M While reading through this week’s Torah portion, we are reminded of something Yeshua taught. Yeshua used this Hebrew idiom to expand upon this week’s Torah portion, saying the following, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He...

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, 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...

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 הַנֶּגַע עָמֹק...

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 – 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, Parashat Vayechi, The King Messiah

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This weeks reading, from Parashat Vayechi (Bereshit / Genesis 47:28-50:26), contains the final chapters of the book of Genesis.  The opening verses tell us that Jacob (Israel) lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years and the total years of his life were 147 years.  Before Jacob died he asked Joseph saying 47:30 but when I lie down with...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Beha’alotcha, פרשת בהעלתך, Tzaraat, Idolatry, Lashon Hara, and Unrepentant Disobedience to God’s Word

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https://youtu.be/GEBq7eu58AQ In this week’s reading from Parashat Behaalotcha, we are told the following, א   וַתְּדַבֵּר מִרְיָם וְאַהֲרֹן בְּמֹשֶׁה עַל-אֹדוֹת הָאִשָּׁה הַכֻּשִׁית אֲשֶׁר לָקָח כִּי-אִשָּׁה כֻשִׁית לָקָח: ב   וַיֹּאמְרוּ הֲרַק אַךְ-בְּמֹשֶׁה דִּבֶּר יְהֹוָה הֲלֹא גַּם-בָּנוּ דִבֵּר וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָֹה: 12:1 Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite...

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, 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, 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...

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...

Men who Created their own Reality – New Torah Series Part 2 – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here From the depth of David’s soul he praises the Lord saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: Tehillim / Psalms 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being....

A Doctrine of Demons, פרשת במדבר, Parashat Bamidbar, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here According to this week’s Torah portion, we read the following in Bamidbar / Numbers 3:12-13, יב וַאֲנִי הִנֵּה לָקַחְתִּי אֶת-הַלְוִיִּם מִתּוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל תַּחַת כָּל-בְּכוֹר פֶּטֶר רֶחֶם מִבְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וְהָיוּ לִי הַלְוִיִּם: יג כִּי לִי כָּל-בְּכוֹר בְּיוֹם הַכֹּתִי כָל-בְּכוֹר בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם הִקְדַּשְׁתִּי לִי כָל-בְּכוֹר בְּיִשְֹרָאֵל מֵאָדָם עַד-בְּהֵמָה לִי יִהְיוּ אֲנִי יְהוָֹה: 3:12 ‘Now, behold, I have taken...

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, 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...

The Passover, A Message of Redemption! פרשת פסח, Parashat Pesach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Yeshua said “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? The kingdom describes the rule and reign of the God of Israel in our lives. What does that mean? How is that achieved? The...

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...

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...

Does the Torah teach “Once Saved Always Saved?”, פרשת צו, Parashat Tzav, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In the chapters from Parashat Tzav we read how the Lord God instructs Moshe to instruct Aaron and his sons on the sacrifices. We read in Vayikra / Leviticus 7:1, א וְזֹאת תּוֹרַת הָאָשָׁם קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הוּא: 7:1 And this is the instruction of the guilt offering it is a holy of holies. (NASB) When studying these...

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