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...

Parashat Ki Tetze, Do our hearts have equal weights and measures?

In this week’s reading from Parashat Ki Tetze (Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Moshe lists 21 Mitzvot fontning a number of topics when the people enter into the Promised Land: (i) Laws relating to prisoner of war (21:10-15), ...

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

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...

Men who Created their own Reality – New Torah Series Part 2 – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video here From the depth of David’s soul he praises the Lord saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: Tehillim / Psalms 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being....

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...

The Greatest Sin Forgiven, פרשת כי תשא, Parashat Ki Tisa, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video here This week’s Torah portion (Parashat Ki Tisa) begins with the final comments on the construction of the Mishkhan (Tabernacle). We also read about Moshe going up the mountain of Sinai and spending forty days and forty nights on the mountain. The people became restless and they insisted that Aaron build them a golden calf to worship. Aaron...

Being Doomed to Repeat History – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 3 – Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video here “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This quote is most likely due to a writer and philosopher named George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” From what I found on Santayana, he was known for aphorisms, and for...

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:...

Parashat Beshalach, Let the Word of God be your guide and stand firm in its truth!

In this week's reading, from Parashat Beshalach (Shemot / Exodus 13:17-17:16), Pharaoh let the people go and the Torah describes that the Lord God did not lead the people by the way of the Philistines saying that the people might chang...

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

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 Matot, Get rid of that which causes you to sin!

This week’s reading from Parashat Matot (Bamidbar / Numbers 30:2-31:54) the Lord commands the men of Yisrael sayingנְקֹם נִקְמַת בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל מֵאֵת הַמִּדְיָנִים to assemble to m...

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...

Parashat Terumah, The Glory of God Reveals the Need for Blood Atonement

 This week's Parashah, Parashat Terumah (Shemot / Exodus 25:1-27:19) the Lord tells Moshe to tell the Sons of Yisrael to raise a contribution for the Lord (25:1, דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל וְיִקְ...

Parashat V’zot Hab’rachah: The God of the Upright Ones.

In this week’s reading, the last reading for the Jewish Year we find an interesting phrase “the God of Jeshurun” in Devarim / Deuteronomy 33:26 ‘There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to...

Parashat Tzav, Burning the Fat in our lives upon the Altar of God

In this week's study from Parashat Tzav (Vayikra / Leviticus 6:1-8:36) the Lord speaks to Moshe saying when a person steals or cheats someone out of money or is extorted, that the man who sins and is guilty of these things, he is to re...

Parasaht Beshalach, Searching for God’s Wisdom

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 ...

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...

Parashat Bereshit, Understanding Yeshua as the Memra (Word) of the Living God.

 This week’s reading, Parashat Bereshit, covers Bereshit / Genesis 2:4-4:26 according to the Triennial reading cycle.  Studying this section of verses, we read that the Lord God forms man from the dust of the earth and ...

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

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...

Parashat Vayeshev, The gifts God gives us.

In Parashat Vayeshev, Bereshit / Genesis 37:1-37:36, we read 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 fat...

Foreign gods and Theological Beliefs, פרשת וישלח, Parashat Vayishlach, Bits of Torah Truths

Watch Video here The concept of foreign gods runs deep within the Torah in relation to the Shema (Devarim / Deuteronomy 6:4 שְׁמַע יִשְֹרָאֵל יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָֹה | אֶחָד:); Here O Israel, the Lord God, He is One. In this week's reading the Lord God tells Jacob to pick up camp and move to Bethel, to live there and to...

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...

Parashat Lech Lecha, Understanding the Abrahamic Covenant

In this week’s reading from Parashat Lech Lecha (Bereshit / Genesis 12:1-17:27) we find that God desires for us to be obedient to His call on our lives.  The Lord God’s call on Avraham’s life was to go out from h...

Parashat Balak, Walking in the way of the Lord and leaning not on our own understanding.

In this week’s study from Parashat Balak (Bamidbar / Numbers 22:2-38) Balak king of Moab saw what the children of Yisrael had done to the Amorites and both he and the people of Moab were afraid being very anxious about Yisrael&rs...

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

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 Ki Tetze, Weights, Measures, and Salvation

In this week’s reading from Parashat Ki Tetze (Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Moshe lists 21 Mitzvot fontning a number of topics when the people enter into the Promised Land: (i) Laws relating to prisoner of war (21:10-15), (...

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