Parashat Nitzavim – Vayelech, The Word of the Lord will go before us!

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            This week’s reading is a double portion including both Parashat Nitzavim and Vayelech (Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30) Moshe writes that when the people come to...

Parashat Tazria, Did Yeshua have to say “I am the Messiah?"

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This week’s portion contains the mitzvot (Commandments) on the law of Tsaraat (leprosy).  The name Leprosy comes from the Greek “Lepra” (λ?πρα) that characterized the disease by ulcerations...

Parashat Vayeshev, Understanding the Messiah by the life of Yoseph

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Vayeshev (Bereshit / Genesis 37:1-40:23) we learn that Yaakov (Jacob) loved Yoseph (Joseph) more than his brothers (37:3, וְיִשְֹרָאֵל אָהַב אֶת-יוֹסֵף מִכָּל-

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...

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

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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...

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...

Parashat Shemot, Healing Tzaraat, a Sign the Messiah has Come!

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The opening verses of week's study from Parashat Shemot (Shemot / Exodus 1:1-6:1) detail the sons of Yisrael who had come to Mitzrayim (Egypt), that Yoseph and all of his brothers had passed away and a new king arose in Mitzrayim that ...

Having a Second look at the Scriptures – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 5 – Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here The Apostle John wrote in his epistle saying sin is as practicing lawlessness. Reading through the first epistle of John chapter 3, he speaks of something much more connecting the Torah to our faith in Yeshua the Messiah. 1 John 3:1-12 3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children...

Parashat VaYakhel, Is there hope in the mitzvot?

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God gifted certain men to be involved in the construction of the Mishkhan (Tabernacle).  Shemot / Exodus 36:1 ‘Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the Lord has put skill and understanding to know ho...

Parshiot Behar and Bechukotai, The Yovel (Jubilee) and the Lord walking in our midst.

This week's reading from Parashat Bechukotai (Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-27:34), is the last portion of scriptures from Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus).  The parashah begins with God stating to keep His Mitzvot (Commandments) ...

The Brazen Altar and Yeshua, פרשת תרומה, Parashat Terumah, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here This week’s Torah Portion speaks about the Terumah, the free will contribution the people are giving to the Lord, the materials being used to construct the Tabernacle. We also read about the dimensions of the various parts of the Tabernacle according to the pattern that Moshe saw upon the mountain of Sinai. Included in the list of...

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...

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...

Parashat Bamidbar, What do these have in common: Cohen (Priest), Husband, and Messiah?.

This week's study is from Parashat Bamidbar (Bamidbar / Numbers 1:1-4:20), the Lord God speaks to Moshe in the Tent of Meeting (Ohel Moed, בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד) saying  ב   שְֹאוּ אֶת-רֹאשׁ כָּ...

Parashat Devarim, Do you know Yeshua based upon the “Scroll of the Torah?”

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In this week’s reading from Parashat Devarim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Moshe retells the history of what has happened to Yisrael that led the people to remain in the wilderness.  The name of the fifth book of Devarim ...

Does the Torah teach “Once Saved Always Saved?”, פרשת צו, Parashat Tzav, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video here In the chapters from Parashat Tzav we read how the Lord God instructs Moshe to instruct Aaron and his sons on the sacrifices. We read in Vayikra / Leviticus 7:1, א וְזֹאת תּוֹרַת הָאָשָׁם קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים הוּא: 7:1 And this is the instruction of the guilt offering it is a holy...

Parashat Shelach Lecha, Today, do you acknowledge the truth or serve your own idea of reality?

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In this week’s Parashah, Parashat Shelach Lecha from Bamidbar / Numbers 13:1-14:7, Moshe vayishlakh otam moshe latur et-erets kenaan sending the men to spy out the land of Canaan.  Moshe asked the men to examine the land...

Parshiot Matot-Massei, Get rid of the things that cause you to sin!

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This week's reading is a double portion from Parashat Matot and Masei (Bamidbar / Numbers 30:2-36:13).  Moshe speaks to the heads of the tribes of the sons if Yisrael saying א   וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-...

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...

Parasaht Beshalach, Searching for God’s Wisdom

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In this week’s reading, Shemot / Exodus 13:17-15:26, Pharaoh’s army follows the Children of Yisrael into the wilderness to overtake them and bring them back to Mitzrayim (Egypt).  The people feared and blamed Moshe ...

Parashat Mishpatim, The Blood of the Covenant and the Presence of God

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 This week's reading from Shemot / Exodus 21:1-24:18 is titled “Parashat Mishpatim” meaning ordinances (הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים) where Moshe is giving the ordinances that the Lord is setting before the people.&n...

Parashat Emor, The Importance of Sanctifying the Name of the Lord.

In this week’s Parashat, Parashat Emor, from the Triennial Cycle ( Vayikra / Leviticus 21:1-22:16) the Lord speaks to Moshe telling him to speak to the priests and the sons of Aharon.  Moshe gives the priests and the sons ...

We do not come to the Lord God on a “Trial” Basis, פרשת ויחי, Parashat Vayechi, Bits of Torah Truths

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Watch Video Here In the last Torah Portion of the Book of Bereshit / Genesis, Jacob becomes sick and is about to die. Joseph brings his two sons to see their grandfather one last time (Bereshit / Genesis 48:1) and Jacob having difficulty seeing brings them near and then proceeds to bless them (Bereshit...

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

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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:...

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

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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...

Parashat Acharei Mot, Focus on God’s Character

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In Parashat Acharei Mot, (Vayikra / Leviticus 16:1-18:30) God requires the Kohen Hagadol (High Priest) to cast lots on two goats, one will be for making atonement, and the other will be used for what the NASB calls the “scapegoat...

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...

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