The Acceptance of Demonic Ideologies, פרשיות אחרי מות וקדשים, Parshiyot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah portion is a call for God’s people to come out of the World, to not be influenced by the wickedness, immorality, and ungodliness of this generation, and this present age, and these things are revealed to us beginning in Vayikra / Leviticus 18:1-5, א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם אֲנִי יְהוָֹה...

Living Waters (מַיִם חַיִּים) and the Powerful Testimony found in the Commands on Tsaraat, פרשת תזריע מצרע, Parshiyot Tazria / Metzora, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In the Hebrew Bible, Tzaraat (צָרָ֑עַת) is a skin disease that can take many different forms, and in addition we are told that Tzaraat (צָרָ֑עַת) can also manifest itself on one’s clothing, belongings, and even in one’s house. According to the rabbis, Tzaraat (צָרָ֑עַת) is caused by sin. This makes it a disease like no others; part medical condition,...

A Torah Centric Principle the NT is Founded upon! פרשת שמיני, Parashat Shemini, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion, Parashat Shemini, is one of great significance among the Torah portions in all of the Torah. Vayikra / Leviticus 10:16-18 states the following, טז וְאֵת | שְֹעִיר הַחַטָּאת דָּרשׁ דָּרַשׁ מֹשֶׁה וְהִנֵּה שֹרָף וַיִּקְצֹף עַל-אֶלְעָזָר וְעַל-אִיתָמָר בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן הַנּוֹתָרִם לֵאמֹר: יז מַדּוּעַ לֹא-אֲכַלְתֶּם אֶת-הַחַטָּאת בִּמְקוֹם הַקֹּדֶשׁ כִּי קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הִוא וְאֹתָהּ | נָתַן לָכֶם...

Why Yeshua Called Himself בֶּן–הָאָדָם (Ben-haAdam), פרשת פסח ז, Parashat Pesach VII, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion is for Pesach, we will look at the Haftarah portion from Ezekiel 37:1-14. These scriptures from Ezekiel are especially important as describing the eventual return of the Judeans to their Land, we see a picture of resurrection that becomes the cornerstone of the Jewish belief in the resurrection from the dead. One of the most...

Torah Connection to 1 Peter and Hebrews, פרשת צו, Parashat Tzav, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion, Parashat Tzav, we read about the Olah Korban (Burnt offering, 6:8-13), the Mincha Korban (Grain offering, 6:14-23), the Khatat Korban (Sin offering, 6:24-30), the Asham Korban (Guilt offering, 7:1-10), the Shelamim Korban (Peace offering, 7:11-21), forbidding eating the fat and the blood (7:22-27), the share for the Cohen (Priest, 7:29-38), and the ordination of Aaron...

Insights into Paul’s Theology in Romans from the Torah and Book of Leviticus, פרשת ויקרא, Parashat Vayikra, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion is on the opening verses from the book of Vayikra / Leviticus and is called Parashat Vayikra. The Scriptures this week covers the Torah commands on the Olah Korban (עֹלָה קָרְבָּן, Whole burnt offering, Vayikra / Leviticus 1), the Mincha Korban (מִנְחָה , Grain offerings, Vayikra / Leviticus 2), the Shalamim Korban (שְׁלָמִים קָרְבָּנוֹ, Peace...

A Reminder to Remain Faithful! פרשיות ויקהל / פקודי, Parashat Vayak’hel/Pekudei, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week is a double Torah portion, Parshiyot Vayakhel and Pekudei. The final chapters of the book of Shemot / Exodus contains the following: regulations on the Shabbat (Shemot / Exodus 35:1-3), materials brought for the Tabernacle (Shemot / Exodus 35:4-29), Bezalel and Oholiab chosen as skilled men to make the things for the Tabernacle and its construction (Shemot...

The Importance and Efficacy of Prayer, פרשת כי תשא, Parashat Ki Tisa, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion we read about the great sin of Israel at Sinai and the great mercy of God to His people. We read the beginning of this situation according to Shemot / Exodus 32:1, א וַיַּרְא הָעָם כִּי-בֹשֵׁשׁ מֹשֶׁה לָרֶדֶת מִן-הָהָר וַיִּקָּהֵל הָעָם עַל-אַהֲרֹן וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו קוּם | עֲשֵֹה-לָנוּ אֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר יֵלְכוּ לְפָנֵינוּ כִּי-זֶה | מֹשֶׁה...

Jews for Judaism makes the Same Theological Error they Claim about Christianity, פרשת תצוה, Parashat Tetzaveh, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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There are a number of things this week’s Torah portion discusses. It begins at the end of Shemot / Exodus 27, the people are commanded to bring beaten olive oil for the menorah to keep it burning. The description on the construction of the garments of the Cohenim (Shemot / Exodus 28:1-43), the consecration of the Cohenim / priests...

Does the Bible Sanction a Form of Idolatry? פרשת תרומה, Parashat Terumah, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Terumah, we read about the construction of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant (ארון העדות, Shemot / Exodus 25:10-22), the table of the presence (שולחן לחם הפנים, Shemot / Exodus 25:23-30), the golden menorah (מנורת הזהב, Exodus 25:31-40), the Tabernacle (המשכן, Shemot / Exodus 26:1-37), the Altar (תבנית המזבח, Shemot / Exodus...

Has the Torah Really Passed Away? Some Very Relevant Commands for this Day and Age! פרשת משפטים, Parashat Mishpatim, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion the title of the Torah portion is Mishpatim (מִּשְׁפָּטִים) from the root word מִשְׁפָּט meaning “judgment or justice.” This weeks portion of Scriptures describes Civil Law (or Common Law) which consists of the body of laws that govern ordinary private matters, separate from laws presiding over criminal, military, or political matters. These laws govern...

The Torah, Bondage, the Reality of Demons, Unclean Appetites, and Overcoming Pornography, פרשת יתרו, Parashat Yitro, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion we read about how Yitro brings Moshe’s sons and wife to meet him in the wilderness (Shemot / Exodus 18:1-12), Moshe takes Yitro’s advice, and Yitro departs to his own country. (Shemot / Exodus 18:13-27) Israel arrives at Sinai and the Lord calls to Moshe to speak to the people about His Mitzvot (Commands,...

Stand Still and Be Silent, Wait on the Salvation of God, פרשת בשלח, Parashat Beshalach, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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There are a lot of things that take place in this week’s Torah portion. We read how the Lord God led Israel by a pillar in the shape of a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night (Shemot / Exodus 13:17-22). Pharaoh decided to pursue Israel and mustered all of his army to follow them....

The Lord God Almighty as both a Redeemer and a Destroyer, פרשת בא, Parashat Bo, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah portion opens with Shemot / Exodus 10:1-2, א וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה בֹּא אֶל-פַּרְעֹה כִּי-אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי אֶת-לִבּוֹ וְאֶת-לֵב עֲבָדָיו לְמַעַן שִׁתִי אֹתֹתַי אֵלֶּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ: ב וּלְמַעַן תְּסַפֵּר בְּאָזְנֵי בִנְךָ וּבֶן-בִּנְךָ אֵת אֲשֶׁר הִתְעַלַּלְתִּי בְּמִצְרַיִם וְאֶת-אֹתֹתַי אֲשֶׁר-שַֹמְתִּי בָם וִידַעְתֶּם כִּי-אֲנִי יְהוָֹה: 10:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and...

A Hardened Heart and the Removal of the Path to Repentance? פרשת וארא, Parashat Va’era, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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To summarize this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Va’era, we read how God spoke to Moshe and commissioned him to go and deliver Israel from bondage. Moshe had his doubts about his own ability to speak, and the Lord brought Aaron to be his spokesman. (Shemot / Exodus 6:2-30). The Lord God then assures Moshe that He will be with...

Does the Lord’s Promise to be with Us Guarantee We will not be Harmed? פרשת שמות, Parashat Shemot , Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shemot, there is a lot that happens. We read about Israel’s enslavement in Egypt (Shemot / Exodus 1), the birth of Moshe, his fleeing from Egypt, and staying with Jethro a priest of Midian (Shemot / Exodus 2:11-25). Moshe marries Jethro’s daughter and has children and while tending the sheep he sees God...

Dan and Ephraim not mentioned in Revelation, פרשת ויחי, Parashat Vayechi, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayechi, concludes the book of Bereshit / Genesis. In this last Torah portion, we read how before Jacob died he spoke prophetically over each of his sons, (Bereshit / Genesis 49) then his children buried him in Canaan in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite that Abraham had purchased....

Projecting an Image that is not Real to both God and Others, Parashat Vayigash, פרשת ויגש, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion, we learn how much the brothers have grown over the years. When Joseph sees his brothers, and his brother Benjamin, we read what Judah making a surety for his life by offering himself in place of his brother according to Bereshit / Genesis 44:31-33, לא וְהָיָה כִּרְאוֹתוֹ כִּי-אֵין הַנַּעַר וָמֵת וְהוֹרִידוּ עֲבָדֶיךָ...

How Much Time Should we give to Waiting upon the Lord? פרשת מקץ, Parashat Miketz, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah portion begins with the dreams of Pharaoh of the seven healthy and sickly cows and of the seven healthy and sick stalks of corn. The dream disturbs Pharaoh and we are told in Bereshit / Genesis 41:9, ט וַיְדַבֵּר שַֹר הַמַּשְׁקִים אֶת-פַּרְעֹה לֵאמֹר אֶת-חֲטָאַי אֲנִי מַזְכִּיר הַיּוֹם: 41:9 Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying,...

Listening to the Sound of the Trumpet, פרשת וישב, Parashat Vayeshev, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion we learn about Joseph, his dreams, how his brothers become jealous of him, how they wanted to kill him, and instead sold him into slavery. This is where we pick up in the narrative according to Bereshit / Genesis 39:1-4, וְיוֹסֵ֖ף הוּרַ֣ד מִצְרָ֑יְמָה וַיִּקְנֵ֡הוּ פּוֹטִיפַר֩ סְרִ֨יס פַּרְעֹ֜ה שַׂ֤ר הַטַּבָּחִים֙ אִ֣ישׁ מִצְרִ֔י מִיַּד֙ הַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר...

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