Category: Parshah

Torah Portion 8 – Vayishlach
(וישלח | "He sent")

This concept of faith that is portrayed in the first two thirds of the Bible is not a new concept. When you go through the Scriptures about faith in the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) you’ll find that they echo the concept of faith that is demonstrated in the Tanakh.

Torah Portion 7 – Vayetze
(ויצא | "He went out")

Chiastic Structure 1a) Gen 28:10-12, Jacob meets the angels of Adonai 1b) Gen 28:13-22, Jacob’s covenant with Adonai 1c) Gen 29:1-14, Jacob arrives to Laban (central axis) Gen 29:16-30:43, Jacob’s wives 29:16-30, children 29:31-30:26, flocks 30:27-43. Adonai fulfills His promise to Jacob. 2c) Gen 31:1-24, Jacob flees from Laban 2b) Gen 31:25-55, Jacob’s covenant with

Torah Portions 4-6
In the Hospital

Due to my chronic health problems, I was not able to publish studies for the last four portions. I spent October 31 – November 14th in the hospital. Adonai willing, we’ll have a study this upcoming week. Missed Portions Torah Portion 3 – Lech Lecha 28 Oct 2017 8 / Heshvan 5778 Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Torah Portion 3 – Lech Lecha
(לך לך, Go forth)

Due to illness, I was not able to prepare this study, but all the notes are available for you to read in the Torah Portion. Click the Genesis link above to study the Torah Portion.

Torah Portion 2 – Noach (Noah)
The Seven Noahide Laws

The Seven Noahide Laws (mentioned in the second link above) parallel very closely to the Four Commands given to the Gentile Church by the Apostles in the book of Acts. Acts 15:19-21 (TLV) 19 Therefore, I judge not to trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God— 20 but to write to

Torah Portion 1 – B’reisheet
בראשית "In the beginning"

This week we began again the yearly Torah Portion reading cycle. B'reisheet, בראשית ("In the beginning"), is the first word of the most important verse in the Bible. The very first thing Adonai does is reveal himself to man.