How to Walk in the Power of God, פרשת נִצָּבִים, Parashat Nitzavim, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion, there is a slight discrepancy in the verse numbering when comparing the Masoretic text to the English bibles. The Masoretic text opens Parashat Nitzavim with Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:9 whereas the English translation opens in Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:8 (shifted by one verse when comparing the original text). Moshe goes on to talk about the...

The gift of God that Enables us to Walk in Righteousness, פרשת כי תבוא, Parashat Ki Tavo, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the offering of the first fruits (Devarim / Deuteronomy 26:1-19), the curses that were to be pronounced on Mount Ebal (Devarim / Deuteronomy 27:1-26), the blessings that were to be pronounced on Mount Gerizim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 28:1-14), the consequences of disobedience to God’s commands (Devarim / Deuteronomy 28:15-68), and the...

What the Torah’s has to say about Transvestism, Transgenderism, and Transexuality, פרשת כי תצא, Parashat Ki Tetze, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Moses enumerates many laws that relate to topics of family relationships, interpersonal ethics, forbidden mixtures, and sexuality. We read something of particular interest due to our culture today according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 22:5, ה לֹא-יִהְיֶה כְלִי-גֶבֶר עַל-אִשָּׁה וְלֹא-יִלְבַּשׁ גֶּבֶר שִֹמְלַת אִשָּׁה כִּי תוֹעֲבַת יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ כָּל-עֹשֵֹה אֵלֶּה: 5 “A woman shall not wear...

To Look for the One Whom Moshe Spoke About, פרשת שפטים, Parashat Shoftim, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion discusses how Moshe commands to appoint judges and officers in Israel’s towns (Devarim / Deuteronomy 16:18-21), the administration of justice on the violation of a command (Devarim / Deuteronomy 17:1-20), what portion belongs to the Levites (Devarim / Deuteronomy 18:1-7), how consulting spirits are forbidden (Devarim / Deuteronomy 18:9-22), the cities of refuge (Devarim /...

Our Highest Calling is to be the Sons of God! פרשת ראה, Parashat Re’eh, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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The name of the weekly Torah portion is taken from the first distinct word in the Parashah. Parashat Re’eh (רְאֵה‎) means “see” and is the 47th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Torah reading cycle, from the Book of Deuteronomy. In this week’s reading, Moses set before the Israelites the choice between the blessing and curse. Moses...

Having a Zeal for Torah that is Nothing more than Trusting in the Flesh, פרשת עקב, Parashat Ekev, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Parashat Ekev, we read about the promises of God (Devarim / Deuteronomy 7:12-26), God’s gracious dealings with His people (Devarim / Deuteronomy 8:1-20), how Israel provoked God (Devarim / Deuteronomy 9:1-29), how Moshe made a second set of tablets for the Ten Commandments (Devarim / Deuteronomy 10:1-22), and we learn about the rewards for...

Problems with Promoting Unity Among the World’s Religions, פרשת ואתחנן, Parashat Va’etchanan, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion we read about how Moshe pleaded with God on behalf of the people on Sinai (Devarim / Deuteronomy 3:23-29), Moshe urges Israel to obey the Torah (Devarim / Deuteronomy 4:1-49), Moshe repeats the ten commandments (Devarim / Deuteronomy 5:1-21), Moshe intercedes on behalf of the people (Devarim / Deuteronomy 5:22-33), Moshe writes obedience to...

Of Giants and the תּוֹרַת הַּגֶּפֶּן “Instruction of the Vine” פרשת דברים, Parashat Devarim, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion is the opening portion for the book of Deuteronomy, Parashat Devarim. The first few chapters recount the travels and the conquests of Israel prior to and during their 40 year journey through the wilderness. There is an interesting comment that we read about Og King of Basham according to Devarim / Deuteronomy 3:8-11, ח וַנִּקַּח...

God’s Sanctification Taught in the Torah, פרשיות מטות- מסעי, Parshiyot Mattot/Massei, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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This week’s Torah Portion is a double portion and completes the book of Bamidbar / Numbers. In this week’s reading we find an interesting correlation to the Apostolic Writings by the way the text is written in the Hebrew language. Let’s look at Bamidbar / Numbers 33:50-52, נ וַיְדַבֵּ֧ר יְהוָ֛ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֖ה בְּעַֽרְבֹ֣ת מוֹאָ֑ב עַל־יַרְדֵּ֥ן יְרֵח֖וֹ לֵאמֹֽר׃ נא דַּבֵּר֙ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י...

Why did Moshe Pray “God of the Spirits” rather than God of Heaven and Earth? פרשת פינחס, Parashat Pinchas, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the zeal of Pinchas (25:10-18), the census of a new generation of people (26:1-65), the Torat of inheritance (27:1-14), Joshua to succeed Moshe (27:15-23), the Torat on the offerings (28:1-31), and the offerings of the seventh month (29:1-40). It is interesting what the Torah has to teach us this week that...

A Man Struggling with God, פרשת בלק, Parashat Balak, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah portion we read about how Balak contacted Bilam and Bilam’s contact with God (22:2-21), when Bilam encounters the Angel (22:22-41), the prophecies of Bilam (23:1-30), the prophecy from Peor (24:1-25), and the sin of Peor (25:1-9). In the opening verses of Parashat Balak we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 22:5-7, ה וַיִּשְׁלַח מַלְאָכִים אֶל-בִּלְעָם...

The Miracle of the Red Heifer, פרשת חקת, Parashat Chukat, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Parashat Chukat, there is a lot that is going on. The reading for this week opens with the command regarding the Red Heifer and purification from impurity (19:1-22), the death of Miriam (20:1-6), the Waters of Meribah (20:8-22), the death of Aaron (20:23-29), Arad Conquered (21:1-6), the Bronze Serpent (21:6-20), conquering Sihon king of...

Rejecting the Authority of Moshe for the Authority of Yeshua (Jesus), פרשת קרח, Parashat Korach, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In the third Aliyah of Parashat Korach we read about a miracle and something very significant regarding faith in the one in whom God has sent to deliver His people. In this week’s Torah portion, we read the Lord God saying the following to Moshe according to Bamidbar / Numbers 17:16-21. Note there is a 15 verse numbering discrepancy...

Doubting God’s Ability to Save, פרשת שלח לך, Parashat Shelach Lecha, Bits of Torah Truths – Digging Deeper

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In this week’s Torah Portion Parashat Shelach recounts the spies who went into the Promised Land (13:1-24),and the spies report on what they saw (13:25-33). Then we read how the people rebelled (14:1-12) and then Moshe interceding for the people (14:13-19),and the Lord promises judgment (14:20-38). The people rebelled and decided to go up to make war with the...

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