Corn, Power, and Mercy, פרשת מקץ, Parashat Miketz, Bits of Torah Truths

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In the story of Jacob, we learn about his life, he fled from Esau and married two women (Rachael and Leah). The Torah states that Jacob loved Rachael, and he did not love Leah like he did Rachael. The Lord God opened Leah’s womb so she could have children, and closed Rachael’s womb so she could not. The Lord...

Fire from the Heart of Heaven, פרשת וישב, Parashat Vayeshev, Bits of Torah Truths

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The Torah describes God’s working in the lives of men, women, and children, and of His communicating His love to His people. In Parashat Vayetze, we read about Jacob’s ladder and the communication pathway being described as a ladder that descended to the earth from the heart of heaven. A similar description is given of the burning...

Depart from Idolatry! פרשת וישלח, Parashat Vayishlach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here The most frequent sin mentioned in the bible is idolatry and the adoption of foreign gods into one’s life. The forbidden nature of worshiping foreign gods is at the core of the Torah teaching us to serve and worship the God of Israel alone. In this week’s Torah portion, we read...

Using the Torah to gain the advantage over someone else פרשת ויצא, Parashat Vayetze, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayetze, we learn about the hatred of brothers. In the narrative, we are told that Jacob loved his son Joseph more than the others. There was a sort of asymmetry in the relationship that Jacob had towards his sons. In modern times, when asking a group of people about conflict, there...

Can My Sin Effect Others? Parashat Toldot, פרשת תולדות, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here This is a touchy subject, asking the question of whether the sins of the husband may affect the health of one’s spouse or children? I have in the past seen families suffer from cancer for example, where an entire church is praying for a wife, and healing doesn’t come. The question is always asked “why” and nobody...

Knowing God’s Promises, פרשת חיי שרה, Parashat Chayei Sarah, Bits of Torah Truths

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In the Hebrew bible, there are two words that are used to describe blessing, the word ברוך (Baruch) and the word אַשְׁרֵי (Ashrei). According to the Torah, the language of “blessing” is given by the Hebrew word ברוך (Baruch) “to bless.” The word ברוך (Baruch) is derived from the root word ברך meaning “to kneel.” The root...

Being Committed to God’s Word, the Gospel and Obedience, פרשת וירא, Parashat Vayera, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayera (Bereshit / Genesis 12:1-17:27) we read about the day of retribution, the day of God’s wrath, illustrated in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible teaches us that on the Day of the Lord, one will either experience God’s mercy or His divine...

What is the Greatest Object Lesson from the Life of Abraham? פרשת לך לך, Parashat Lech Lecha, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here The reign of God in our lives is of utmost importance and this is why we are given the narrative that we have been given in the Torah in relation to the Lord God Almighty separating a people unto Himself, delivering His people from slavery, from the bondage to sin, giving...

Separating light from darkness in our lives! Parashat Bereshit, פרשת בראשית, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here The creation of light (righteousness) and the separation of light from darkness, this is the first of God’s creative acts, Bereshit / Genesis 1:3 Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. (NASB, ג וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי-אוֹר וַיְהִי-אוֹר:) The parallel is to the first of God’s creative acts...

I will perform Miracles beyond imagination! חול המועד סֻכּוֹת, Chol HaMo’ed Sukkot, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here When the Lord renewed the covenant with the people following the sin of the golden calf (Shemot / Exodus 32, Parashat Ki Tisa) what was the major focus? God gave a promise and a warning. A promise of His working in their midst, and a warning was given to the people...

The Vine of Sodom, פרשת האזינו, Parashat Ha’azinu, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah portion we read the following according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 32:29-35, כט לוּ חָכְמוּ יַשְֹכִּילוּ זֹאת יָבִינוּ לְאַחֲרִיתָם: ל אֵיכָה יִרְדֹּף אֶחָד אֶלֶף וּשְׁנַיִם יָנִיסוּ רְבָבָה אִם-לֹא כִּי-צוּרָם מְכָרָם וַיהוָֹה הִסְגִּירָם: לא כִּי לֹא כְצוּרֵנוּ צוּרָם וְאֹיְבֵינוּ פְּלִילִים: לב כִּי-מִגֶּפֶן סְדֹם גַּפְנָם וּמִשַּׁדְמֹת עֲמֹרָה עֲנָבֵמוֹ עִנְּבֵי-רוֹשׁ אַשְׁכְּלֹת מְרֹרֹת לָמוֹ: לג חֲמַת תַּנִּינִם יֵינָם...

Resurrection according to the Torah! פרשת וילך, Parashat Vayelech, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In this week’s Torah portion, Moshe writes of the importance of hearing the Word of God for the purpose of learning to fear God. Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:10-13, י וַיְצַו מֹשֶׁה אוֹתָם לֵאמֹר מִקֵּץ | שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים בְּמֹעֵד שְׁנַת הַשְּׁמִטָּה בְּחַג הַסֻּכּוֹת: יא בְּבוֹא כָל-יִשְֹרָאֵל לֵרָאוֹת אֶת-פְּנֵי יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר...

Ignoring what God says, פרשת נִצָּבִים, Parashat Nitzavim, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here This week’s Torah portion speaks of obeying the covenant of God, and seeing all of the abominations of the nations, their wicked ways, their idols, and of the person who believes he can ignore what God says. The Lord God Almighty states the following in Devarim / Deuteornomy 29:19-21, יח וְהָיָה...

Being Dull in Heart, Mind, and Spirit, פרשת כי תבוא, Parashat Ki Tavo, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In the opening verses in Parashat Ki Tavo, we read about the giving of the tithe of the first fruits Devarim / Deuteronomy 26:1-4, א וְהָיָה כִּי-תָבוֹא אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה וִירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּ בָּהּ: ב וְלָקַחְתָּ מֵרֵאשִׁית | כָּל-פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר תָּבִיא מֵאַרְצְךָ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ...

Sacrifice and the Cross in the Torah, פרשת כי תצא, Parashat Ki Tetze, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Ki Tetze, we read about capital offences, and one of which whose penalty is to be hung upon a tree according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:22-23, כב וְכִי-יִהְיֶה בְאִישׁ חֵטְא מִשְׁפַּט-מָוֶת וְהוּמָת וְתָלִיתָ אֹתוֹ עַל-עֵץ: כג לֹא-תָלִין נִבְלָתוֹ עַל-הָעֵץ כִּי-קָבוֹר תִּקְבְּרֶנּוּ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא כִּי-קִלְלַת אֱלֹהִים...

Our Relationship with Yeshua and the Rational for Judges in the Land, פרשת שפטים, Parashat Shoftim, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion the opening verses state the following, Devarim / Deuteronomy 16:18-20, יח שֹׁפְטִים וְשֹׁטְרִים תִּתֶּן-לְךָ בְּכָל-שְׁעָרֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ לִשְׁבָטֶיךָ וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת-הָעָם מִשְׁפַּט-צֶדֶק: יט לֹא-תַטֶּה מִשְׁפָּט לֹא תַכִּיר פָּנִים וְלֹא-תִקַּח שֹׁחַד כִּי הַשֹּׁחַד יְעַוֵּר עֵינֵי חֲכָמִים וִיסַלֵּף דִּבְרֵי צַדִּיקִם: כ צֶדֶק צֶדֶק תִּרְדֹּף לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה...

Faith in Yeshua Carries the Weight of Torah of both the Blessing and the Curse, פרשת ראה, Parashat Re’eh, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In this week’s Torah portion Moshe gives the people warnings concerning obeying the commandments of God as it is related to being blessed or cursed. He also warns about the nations, false prophets, and/or a neighbor or relative who leads the people away from the Torah, away from the way of...

The Torah Defines being saved by grace! פרשת עקב, Parashat Ekev, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 9:4-6 the following, ד אַל-תֹּאמַר בִּלְבָבְךָ בַּהֲדֹף יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֹתָם | מִלְּפָנֶיךָ לֵאמֹר בְּצִדְקָתִי הֱבִיאַנִי יְהֹוָה לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וּבְרִשְׁעַת הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה יְהוָֹה מוֹרִישָׁם מִפָּנֶיךָ: ה לֹא בְצִדְקָתְךָ וּבְיֹשֶׁר לְבָבְךָ אַתָּה בָא לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת-אַרְצָם כִּי בְּרִשְׁעַת | הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה...

Developing Awe and Reverence for the Creator, פרשת ואתחנן, Parashat Va’etchanan, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion, we read the following according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 6:1-3, א וְזֹאת הַמִּצְוָה הַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם לְלַמֵּד אֶתְכֶם לַעֲשֹוֹת בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ: ב לְמַעַן תִּירָא אֶת-יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לִשְׁמֹר אֶת-כָּל-חֻקֹּתָיו וּמִצְוֹתָיו אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּךָ אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ וּבֶן-בִּנְךָ כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ וּלְמַעַן...

The Question of a “New Commandment?” פרשת דברים, Parashat Devarim, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here Moshe opens in the last book of the Torah saying the following, Devarim / Deuteronomy 1:1-2, א אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-כָּל-יִשְֹרָאֵל בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן בַּמִּדְבָּר בָּעֲרָבָה מוֹל סוּף בֵּין-פָּארָן וּבֵין-תֹּפֶל וְלָבָן וַחֲצֵרֹת וְדִי זָהָב: ב אַחַד עָשָֹר יוֹם מֵחֹרֵב דֶּרֶךְ הַר-שֵֹעִיר עַד קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ: 1:1 These are the words which...

We Do Not “Die to the Torah” פרשיות מטות- מסעי, Parshiyot Mattot/Massei, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion there is a recounting of the journey made from Egypt to the boarder of the promised Land, this descriptions begins in Bamidbar / Numbers 33:1, א אֵלֶּה מַסְעֵי בְנֵי-יִשְֹרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר יָצְאוּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לְצִבְאֹתָם בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן: 33:1 These are the journeys of the sons of Israel,...

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video here I read a recent news article that stated “Scientists have used a genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumors in mice.” The idea is to use a reprogrammed bacteria as a cancer therapy that is capable of treating the disease more precisely with the hopes of eliminating the side effects of conventional therapies. The up-side is this is...

Inheritance is Related to what is Forgivable, פרשת פינחס, Parashat Pinchas, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read how Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealousness, Pinchas is appointed as a Kohen (Priest). Although a grandson to Aharon, he was not included in the original selection of Kohanim. Moshe is told to do battle against the Midianites in retaliation for the...

Living against God’s Will, פרשת בלק, Parashat Balak, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion, we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 22:6, ו וְעַתָּה לְכָה-נָּא אָרָה-לִּי אֶת-הָעָם הַזֶּה כִּי-עָצוּם הוּא מִמֶּנִּי אוּלַי אוּכַל נַכֶּה-בּוֹ וַאֲגָרֲשֶׁנּוּ מִן-הָאָרֶץ כִּי יָדַעְתִּי אֵת אֲשֶׁר-תְּבָרֵךְ מְבֹרָךְ וַאֲשֶׁר תָּאֹר יוּאָר: 22:6 Come now, curse this people for me, since they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able...

Why MUST the Messiah be Lifted Up? – A Torah-Based Perspective, פרשת חקת, Parashat Chukat, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read about the laws of becoming unclean by touching the dead and how to become ritually clean. (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1-22) Miriam (Moshe’s sister) dies (20:1). Moshe and Aaron sin before the Lord before the people at the waters of Meribah and are not allowed...

Gehenom (Hell) Cleaves to this Type of Person, פרשת קרח, Parashat Korach, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read something very interesting according to Bamidbar / Numbers 16:12-13, יב וַיִּשְׁלַח מֹשֶׁה לִקְרֹא לְדָתָן וְלַאֲבִירָם בְּנֵי אֱלִיאָב וַיֹּאמְרוּ לֹא נַעֲלֶה: יג הַמְעַט כִּי הֶעֱלִיתָנוּ מֵאֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ לַהֲמִיתֵנוּ בַּמִּדְבָּר כִּי-תִשְֹתָּרֵר עָלֵינוּ גַּם-הִשְֹתָּרֵר: יד אַף לֹא אֶל-אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ הֲבִיאֹתָנוּ וַתִּתֶּן-לָנוּ נַחֲלַת...

What is גָּדְלְךָ (Gadlecha) the greatness of God? פרשת שלח לך, Parashat Shelach Lecha, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In Parashat Shelach Lecha, Moshe sends out a delegation to spy out the land of Canaan to see the kind of people and the kind of land the Promised Land contains. Following their return after spying out the land for 40 days, the men gave a bad report to the nation...

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