Tehillim / Psalms 93, ספר תהילים צג, Part 2, The Majesty of God and His People

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 93:1-5, the Psalm opens saying, א יְהֹוָה מָלָךְ גֵּאוּת לָבֵשׁ לָבֵשׁ יְהֹוָה עֹז הִתְאַזָּר אַף-תִּכּוֹן תֵּבֵל בַּל-תִּמּוֹט: 93:1 The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. (NASB) What does...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Nasso, To bring a Korbanah

This weeks reading is from Parsahat Nasso (Bamidbar / Numbers 4:21-7:89). the Lord speaks to Moshe telling him to number the Levites (the sons of Gershon) including the fathers of their household by their families.  Following the numbering of the Levites, the Lord commands the people to put outside of the camp (city) the person who is unclean, the...

Tehillim / Psalms 53, Part 1, The Beginning of Wisdom

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 53:1-6, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-מָחֲלַת מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד:  For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. (NASB) David opens making the statement, ב   אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים הִשְׁחִיתוּ וְהִתְעִיבוּ עָוֶל אֵין עֹשֵֹה-טוֹב:  53:1 The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God,’ They...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Lech Lecha, A Guide to all the Nations

This week’s reading is from Parashat Lech Lecha (Shemot / Genesis 12:1-17:27), the Lord calls to Abram to leave his father’s house and land, to go to a place that He will show him.  In the opening verses of the portion this week, the Lord promises to bless Abram and make him into a great nation (וְאֶעֶשְֹךָ לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל). ...

Tehillim / Psalms 52, Part 1, David’s Psalm, the Eye of the Needle, a Rabbinic Context

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 52:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מַשְֹכִּיל לְדָוִד: ב  בְּבוֹא | דּוֹאֵג הָאֲדֹמִי וַיַּגֵּד לְשָׁאוּל וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ בָּא דָוִד אֶל-בֵּית אֲחִימֶלֶךְ:  For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.” (NASB) ...

The Torah and Holiness (Kindle Edition) Available

The Torah and Holiness - Kindle Edition Available http://www.amazon.com/The-Torah-Holiness-Duane-Miller-ebook/dp/B00I2CZ6KW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390824880&sr=8-1 Price:  $6.34 Description: Question: Are you willing to engage the battle for the truth of the Scriptures or just "go with the flow?" Throughout history, commentators have determined that the moral precepts of the Old Testament - in particular, the Ten Commandments - are binding upon Christians, however the civil and ceremonial laws, from...

Bits of Torah Truths 5774 Vol. 1

Bits of Torah Truths, 5774 (Vol. 1) Paperback – by Dr. Duane D. Miller (Author) Bits of Torah Truths is a fresh and accessible commentary on the weekly Torah portion looking at the English translation along side the Hebrew text. Studying the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) is a value in and of itself because it is the cornerstone of...

Tehillim / Psalms 16, Part 1, The Lord will not allow His Holy One to See Decay

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 16:1-11,  The Psalm begins saying א  מִכְתָּם לְדָוִד שָׁמְרֵנִי אֵל כִּי-חָסִיתִי בָךְ: “A Mikhtam of David. 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.”  This is very similar to Tehillim / Psalms 11 that states “For the choir director a Psalm of David, in the Lord I take...

Tehillim / Psalms 15, Part 2, The Righteousness of God is Unmovable!

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 15:1-5, The Psalm is introduced as א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.” David begins asking יְהֹוָה מִי-יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי-יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ 15:1 O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? (NASB) Who is able to dwell in the...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Mishpatim, Why do we have to read all these rules and regulations?

This weeks reading is from Parashat Mishpatim (Shemot / Exodus 18:1-20:23).  The reading is titled “Mishpatim” meaning ordinances (הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים); Moshe gives the ordinances the Lord is setting before Israel.  How to treat a Hebrew slave (21:2), what to do if your daughter is sold into slavery (21:7-9), a man is not to reduce food, clothing, or conjugal rights to...

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Miketz, Sin and Unrepentance

Sin and Unrepentance In this weeks reading from Parashat Miketz (Bereshit / Genesis 41:1-44:17) Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and provides the prophetic interpretation that was given to him from God (Bereshit / Genesis 41:25-32).  Pharaoh is impressed with Joseph’s interpretation and states saying לח   וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה אֶל-עֲבָדָיו הֲנִמְצָא כָזֶה אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים בּוֹ:  41:38 Then Pharaoh said to his...

Tehillim / Psalms 7, Part 1, A Shiggayon of David

This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 7:1-18.  The Psalm begins by stating א   שִׁגָּיוֹן לְדָוִד אֲשֶׁר-שָׁר לַיהֹוָה עַל-דִּבְרֵי-כוּשׁ בֶּן-יְמִינִי: the “Shiggayon of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.”  David states ב   יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהַי בְּךָ חָסִיתִי הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי מִכָּל-רֹדְפַי וְהַצִּילֵנִי: 7:1 O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from...

Parashat Pekudei, The Golden Thread.

 This week’s Parashat describe the priest’s ceremonial robes and their construction.  The style, color, and materials that go into the construction of the priestly garments are rich with significance and can be...

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