The greatness of God is Coupled to His Attribute of Goodness, פרשת שלח לך, Parashat Shelach Lecha, Bits of Torah Truths

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In This week’s Torah Portion, Moshe sends a delegation into the Promised Land to spy out the land of Canaan in order to see the kind of people and the kind of land they will encounter. Following the spies return examining the land for 40 days, the men gave a bad report which demonstrated their lack of...

The Witness of the Power of God Delivering His People, ויגש פרשת, Parashat Vayigash, Bits of Torah Truths

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In this week’s Torah portion, we read the following, Bereshit / Genesis 46:28-34, כח וְאֶת-יְהוּדָה שָׁלַח לְפָנָיו אֶל-יוֹסֵף לְהוֹרֹת לְפָנָיו גּשְׁנָה וַיָּבֹאוּ אַרְצָה גּשֶׁן: כט וַיֶּאְסֹר יוֹסֵף מֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ וַיַּעַל לִקְרַאת-יִשְֹרָאֵל אָבִיו גּשְׁנָה וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו וַיִּפֹּל עַל-צַוָּארָיו וַיֵּבְךְּ עַל-צַוָּארָיו עוֹד: ל וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְֹרָאֵל אֶל-יוֹסֵף אָמוּתָה הַפָּעַם אַחֲרֵי רְאוֹתִי אֶת-פָּנֶיךָ כִּי עוֹדְךָ חָי: לא וַיֹּאמֶר יוֹסֵף אֶל-אֶחָיו וְאֶל-בֵּית אָבִיו...

Parashat Pinchas, Our Tent, Our Bodies, and Sexual Sin.

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Pinchas (Bamidbar / Numbers 25:10-26:51) the Lord speaks to Moshe saying that Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, has turned away His wrath from the sons of Yisrael because he was zealous for the Lor...

Parashat Vayetze: Yeshua is our ladder to Heaven

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In the reading for this week, Parashat Vayetze (“and he went out”), from Bereshit / Genesis 28:10-22, God gave Yaakov a vision of angels ascending and descending upon a ladder at a place that is called Luz.  Reading...

Parashat Pesach: What does the pagan festival Easter have to do with the Saving Power of His Blood?

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In this week’s reading in preparation for HaMo’ed Pesach (Passover) we read from Shemot / Exodus 32:12-34:26.  This section begins with a conversation between Moshe and HaShem, Moshe pleaded for mercy for the Childr...

Parashat Chukat, Believing by faith or Striking the Rock in Unbelief

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Chukat (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1-22:1) the Lord speaks to Moshe about the “red heifer” ב   זֹאת חֻקַּת הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָֹ...

Scriptural evidence for Torah and the Gospel Message – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 4 – Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here Obviously the Torah and the Messiah are connected! We conclude this from the Messiah’s words saying, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17) The prophet Isaiah calls out to the people of Israel to listen to the Lord saying, “Give...

Parashat Ki Tavo, Is your use of the name of Yeshua a form of witchcraft?

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In this week’s reading from Parashat “Ki Tavo” (Devarim / Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) “when you come,” is taken from the opening verse of the text, Moshe warns the people saying וְהָיָה כִּי-תָב

Parshiot Acharei Mot and Kedoshim, The First Fruits of Death and the Peace Offering.

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This week's reading comes from two Torah portions, Parshiot Acharei Mot and Kedoshim (Vayikra / Leviticus 16:1-18:30, 19:1-20:27).  In Parashat Acharei Mot (after/following the death) the Lord spoke to Moshe following the deat...

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

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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...

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...

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

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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...

The Messiah being sent forth to guide us in God’s Ways! פרשת ויגש, Parashat Vayigash, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here Judah (יְהוּדָה) was, according to the Torah in Bereshit / Genesis, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the tribe of Judah. The Kingdom of Judah in the land of Judea was named after this tribe. The Hebrew name for Judah, Yehudah (יהודה), literally...

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...

Our Salvific Work is of God, פרשת ויקרא, Parashat Vayikra, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here There is a very important message that is being told in the book of Vayikra / Leviticus that comes to light as we continue to study the Torah year after year. The book of Leviticus opens on the bringing of a sacrifice due to various sins. These words in the opening...

Parashat Ekev, How precious is the Word of God the true Bread from heaven?

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This week’s reading (Devarim / Deuteronomy 7:12-9:3) Moshe saysוְהָיָה | עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִֹיתֶם אֹתָ...

Is there such a thing as a little Hatred? פרשת וישב, Parashat Vayeshev, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In this week’s reading we see at the opening of the Torah portion the following, Bereshit / Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic. 37:4 His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his...

Parashat Shoftim, A Prophet like unto Moshe

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Shoftim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Moshe writes on the establishment of offices of administration, judges, and officers and the necessity for justice saying כ   צֶדֶק ...

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...

Parashat Kedoshim, The First Fruits of Death and the Zavakh Shilamim (Peace Offering).

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In this week’s Parashat, Parashat Kedoshim ( Vayikra / Leviticus 19:1-20:27), within the first eight verses of the Parashat we find that the Lord commands (i) to be holy because He is Holy, (ii) to respect our parents and keep ...

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

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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...

The Testing of our Faith and the Sacred Name, פרשת שמיני, Parashat Shemini, Bits of Torah Truths

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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 אֵשׁ מִלִּפְנֵי יְהוָֹה וַתֹּאכַל אוֹתָם וַיָּמֻתוּ...

Parashat Shemini, "Help me to sanctify Your Name Lord!"

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According to the Torah, the sons of Aharon (Nadav and Avihu) did not maintain holiness before the Lord, the result they died.  Vayikra / Leviticus 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, an...

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...

Parasaht Massei, Eretz Yisrael, Our Bodies, and Sin

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Massei (Bamidbar / Numbers 33:1-36:13), the final chapters of sefer Bamidbar, Moshe is instructing the people on how the land of Canaan is to be divided amongst the people and the priests.&nbs...

Parashat Korach, Do I have a Rebellious spirit before God?

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In this week’s Portion, from Parashat Korach in Bamidbar / Numbers 16:1-17:15, Korach, Datan, and Aviram rose up and assembled themselves against Moshe and against Aharon and questioned whether their role as priests was reall...

Parashat Pesach, Should we celebrate Easter or Passover?

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Looking at the title of this week's study "Should we celebrate Easter or Passover?" the purpose of the study is to show the origins of Easter and the reasons why we as believers in Yeshua (Jesus) should not celebrate Easter. This does...

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