Parashat Va’etchanan, A way of life for a people already redeemed!

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This week’s reading from sefer Devarim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Parashat Va’etchanan, Moshe is recapitulating (summarizing and restating) the main points during Yisrael’s journey from Mitzrayim to their prese...

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 ...

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

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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...

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 Balak, Are you persistently walking in your own way?

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’s ...

Parashat Chukat, "Am I Believing by Faith or Striking the Rock in Unbelief?"

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This week’s reading from the triennial cycle Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1-20:21, can be divided into two sections (i) the person coming into contact with a dead body is unclean and disqualified from the religious service for a per...

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...

1 John 1:1-10, So what are we supposed to do?

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In the Apostle John’s first epistle, he begins writing giving an account in a similar manner as described in John chapter 1, the Word of God being the light of men.  The message begins with an eyewitness testimony about the life an...

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...

Parashat Beha’alotcha, Are you walking in God’s ways?

This week’s Parashah, Parashat Beha’alotcha, Bamidbar / Numbers 8:1-9:14 God commands Moshe to cleanse the Cohanim (Priests) for service in the Mishkhan (Tabernacle) in 8:6 .  Sprinkling purifying water, shaving thei...

Parashat Naso, God’s Forgiveness is Powerful, Restoring, and Regenerative to Our Soul’s.

Bamidbar / Numbers 5:1-4 says saying,   "tsav et-benei yisrael vishalkhu min-hamakhane kol-tsarua vekhol-zav vekhol tame lanafesh" (5:2 ‘Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper and everyo...

Parashat Bamidbar: Cohen, Priest, Husband, Messiah

In this week’s reading, Parashat Bamidbar (Bamidbar / Numbers 1:1-54) from the triennial cycle, God commands Moshe to take a census of the people numbering those who are able to go to war.  Sefer Vayikra / Leviticus 1:49 ...

Parashat Bekhukotai, How does Walking and Dwelling establish God Covenant in a way only He could do

In this week’s Parashat, from sefer Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-27:15 , we find the conditional phrase "im bekhukotai telechu ve'et mitsvotai tishmeru ve'asitem otam" meaning “if you walk in my statutes and keep my comm...

Parashat Behar: What is up with the Year of Jubilee?

Parashat Behar is Hebrew for "on the mount” or “on the mountain,” it is the fifth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah from the 32nd weekly Torah portion (parashah) in the annual cycle of reading t...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

Parashat Metzora, Tsaraat (skin disease) and our need for a Savior.

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In the law of Tsaraat (Skin Disease) there are two sets of cleansing requirements, the first set is for the person who has the finances to purchase the required Korbanot (Sacrifices) for his cleansing and purification services. ...

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 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...

Parashat Tzav, Why is fat to be offered by fire before God?

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Vayikra / Leviticus 7:1 'Now this is the law of the guilt offering; it is most holy. (NASB)  In the Torah, the five major korbanot (offerings) are described as being “most holy” as we see here in Vayikra / Leviticu...

Parashat Vayikra, The Salt of the Covenant of Our God

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            This week’s Parashat, Parashat Vayikra (Vayikra / Leviticus 1:1-5:26), details five types of korbanot (sacrifices).  The Torah states that only three of a...

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...

Parashat Ki Tisa, Have you relied upon your own strength or upon the Lord who strengthens you?

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In this week’s reading, taking a census of the sons of Yisrael is considered a sin according to the Torah that leads to a plague that would break out amongst the people.  Shemot / Exodus 30:12 ‘When you take a censu...

Parashat Tetzaveh, "The Menorah Illustrates our Relationship with God."

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The Triennial reading cycle for this week ( Shemot / Exodus 27:20 – 28:30) details the construction of the priestly garments and that the sons of Yisrael are to bring clear oil beaten from olives to be used to keep the menorah...

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