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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Who will Feed Us Flesh? פרשת בהעלתך, Parashat Behaalotcha, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 10:33-36, וַיִּסְעוּ֙ מֵהַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה דֶּ֖רֶךְ שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֑ים וַאֲר֨וֹן בְּרִית־יְהוָ֜ה נֹסֵ֣עַ לִפְנֵיהֶ֗ם דֶּ֚רֶךְ שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֔ים לָת֥וּר לָהֶ֖ם מְנוּחָֽה׃ 10:33 They marched from the mountain of the LORD a distance of three days. The Ark of the Covenant of the LORD traveled in front of them on...

Repentance and Confession a Torah Perspective, פרשת נשא, Parashat Naso, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read the following, Bamidbar / Numbers 5:6-8, ה וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: ו דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל אִישׁ אוֹ-אִשָּׁה כִּי יַעֲשֹוּ מִכָּל-חַטֹּאת הָאָדָם לִמְעֹל מַעַל בַּיהוָֹה וְאָשְׁמָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא: ז וְהִתְוַדּוּ אֶת-חַטָּאתָם אֲשֶׁר עָשֹוּ וְהֵשִׁיב אֶת-אֲשָׁמוֹ בְּרֹאשׁוֹ וַחֲמִישִׁתוֹ יֹסֵף עָלָיו וְנָתַן לַאֲשֶׁר אָשַׁם לוֹ: ח וְאִם-אֵין...

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

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:...

Studying the Commandments is considered as having Fulfilled Them, פרשת ובחקתי, Parashat Bechukotai

Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion opens with Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-5 saying, ג אִם-בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת-מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִֹיתֶם אֹתָם: ד וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם בְּעִתָּם וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ יְבוּלָהּ וְעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ: ה וְהִשִּׂיג לָכֶם דַּיִשׁ אֶת-בָּצִיר וּבָצִיר יַשִּׂיג אֶת-זָרַע וַאֲכַלְתֶּם לַחְמְכֶם לָשֹֹבַע וִישַׁבְתֶּם לָבֶטַח בְּאַרְצְכֶם: 26:3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and...

Our Faith is something that is Practiced!, פרשת בהר, Parashat Behar, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion opens with Vayikra / Leviticus 25:1-2, א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה בְּהַר סִינַי לֵאמֹר: ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם כִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם וְשָׁבְתָה הָאָרֶץ שַׁבָּת לַיהוָֹה: 25:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of...

Transmitting Holiness to others? פרשת אמר, Parashat Emor, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here This week’s Torah portion, Vayikra / Leviticus 21-22 speaks about the requirements for the priests and holiness. Chapter 23 speaks of God’s Meodim (appointed times) and Chapter 24 speaks of what the people are to bring to the Tabernacle, oil, grain, the sacrifices, taking the Lord’s name in vain, and the...

The Act of Holiness, of God or of Man? פרשת קדשים, Parashat Kedoshim, Bits of Torah Truths

In the opening verses from Parashat Kedoshim we read the following, Vayikra / Leviticus 19:1-2, א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָֹה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְֹרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם קְדשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אֲנִי יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם: 19:1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 19:2 ‘Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You...

The Devil is in the Details of Yom Kippur, פרשת אחרי מות, Parashat Acharei Mot, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah Portion, there is a very interesting combination of events that are described. The Torah Portion opens with instructions on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), described in Vayikra / Leviticus 16. Yom Kippur is a central element of Judaism. This holiday is practiced today in the sense...

The Mitzvah of Pikuach Nefesh (פיקוח נפש, Rescuing a Life) and Servant hood, פרשת שמיני של פסח, Parashat Shemini shel Pesach, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here The reading for this week is from Devarim / Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 and speaks about being freed from slavery, being set free from debt, not charging interest, the Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. What these Scriptures are speaking to us is concerning servant hood, and committing our lives to the Lord. When we...

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

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...

Is ritual impurity a sin?, פרשת מצרע, Parashat Metzora, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read the following, Vayikra / Leviticus 15:1-3, וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה וְאֶֽל־אַהֲרֹ֖ן לֵאמֹֽר׃ 15:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: דַּבְּרוּ֙ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֖ם אֲלֵהֶ֑ם אִ֣ישׁ אִ֗ישׁ כִּ֤י יִהְיֶה֙ זָ֣ב מִבְּשָׂר֔וֹ זוֹב֖וֹ טָמֵ֥א הֽוּא׃ 15:2 ‘Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to...

Each of us must be cleansed from Tzaraat (Leprosy), פרשת תזריע, Parashat Tazria, Bits of Torah Truths

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...

Sanctifying HaShem (the Name of God) in our Hearts, פרשת שמיני, Parashat Shemini, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video Here In this week’s Torah portion we read about the priests Nadav and Avihu dying before the Lord, the Masoretic Text states the following, Vayikra / Leviticus 10:1-3, א וַיִּקְחוּ בְנֵי-אַהֲרֹן נָדָב וַאֲבִיהוּא אִישׁ מַחְתָּתוֹ וַיִּתְּנוּ בָהֵן אֵשׁ וַיָּשִֹימוּ עָלֶיהָ קְטֹרֶת וַיַּקְרִיבוּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָֹה אֵשׁ זָרָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא צִוָּה אֹתָם: ב וַתֵּצֵא...

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