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Parashat Ha'azinu - September 22nd

2018-09-20 15:00
  האזינו Haazinu Deuteronomy 32.1-52 Deuteronomy 32.7: “’Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations.’ Another explanation is this : ‘Remember the days of old’ means that whenever God brings sufferings upon you, remember how many good and comfortable things he is a

Parashat VaYelech - September 15th

2018-09-13 16:45
  וילך Vayelech Deuteronomy 31.1-30 Deuteronomy 31.6, 8: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you . . . It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not

Parashat Nitsavim - September 8th

2018-09-13 16:40
נצבים Nitsavim As we approach the end to the yearly cycle of Torah readings some Torah portions are combined.  This week is an example of this as both Nitsavim and Vayelech Torah Portions are combined. Deuteronomy 29.9—30.20 Towards the end of the book of Deuteronomy, in a kind of

Parashat Ki Tetse - September 2nd

2018-08-23 17:00
כי תצא Ki Tetse Deuteronomy 21.10—25.19 Deuteronomy 21.18-23: “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they chastise him, will not give heed to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and

Parashat Ekev - August 4th

2018-08-03 08:00
עקב Ekev Deut. 7:12 - Deut. 11:25 In this week's Parasha we read the following verses, Deuteronomy 8.2-3: “You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your

Parashat Va'Etchanan - July 28th

2018-07-25 16:20
ואתחנן Va'Etchanan Deut. 3:23 - Deut. 7:11 This week's Parasha contains a section that deals with the spiritual intimacy between God and His people.  We read the following in Deuteronomy 5.22-27: “These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out

Parashat Devarim - July 21st

2018-07-25 16:15
דברים Devarim Deuteronomy 1.1—3.22 “’Command the people’ (Deuteronomy 2.4). God said to him, ‘I do not command only you, but you must give this command to your children.’ God said to Moses, ‘You must command the heads of the generations, those who lead honorably, and command the people.’ R

Parashat Pinchas - July 1st

2018-07-25 16:05
פינחס Pinchas Numbers 25.10—30.1 The end of parashat Balak and the beginning of parashat Pin’khas (Numbers 25.11, 13), confront us with an all-out participation in idolatry and harlotry on the part of the Children of Israel. “The people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. They inv

Parashat BeHa'alotcha - July 1st

2018-07-25 16:00
בהעלתך Beha'alotcha Numbers 8.1—12.16 This week's Parasha begins with the cleansing of the priests.  Numbers 8.5-6, 14, 19, 22: And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and cleanse them. . . . you shall separate the Levites from among the peop

Parashot Matot-Masaei July 14th

2018-07-25 16:10
There are two parashot this weekend (this occurs whenever there is not a Jewish leap year): Parashat Matot: Parasha: Numbers 30:2 - 32:42 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3   Numbers 30.2-4: “When a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he

Parashat Balak - June 30th

2018-06-28 15:00
בלק Balak Numbers 22.2—25.9 An important theme of Parashat Balak is the way God will fulfill the promised blessings and curses in his covenant with Abraham. This fulfillment will come with the reign of King-Messiah in the last days (Numbers 24.14, 17ff.). Balak’s statement to Balaam that “he w

Parashat Chukat - June 23rd

2018-06-22 08:00
חקת Chukat Numbers 19.1—22.1 Numbers 19.1-10: The rabbis found the ceremony of the red heifer to be so difficult to understand that they said even King Solomon was not able to understand it: “This is the rule of the Torah. Rabbi Itzhak said, ‘I tried all this with wisdom; I said, “I will becom

Parashat Shlach Lecha - June 9th

2018-06-08 08:00
שלח לך Shlach Lecha Numbers 13.1—15.41 To begin let's look at a few verses from this week's Torah Portion.  “And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this

Parashat Naso - May 26th

2018-05-24 18:00
נשא Naso Numbers 4.21—7.89 God chose one family to serve as his priests in the Tabernacle and the Temple. One of the main duties of the priest was to bless the people. A very special blessing was reserved exclusively for Aaron, the High Priest, and for all High Priests who would follow him. Th

Parashat BeMidbar May 19th

2018-05-17 12:00
במדבר BeMidbar Numbers 1.1—4.20 Numbers 3: This chapter deals with priests and Levites. We see in a number of places that the Messiah is a priest, even God’s great High Priest. Zechariah 6.12-13: “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall grow up

Parashat BeChukotai - May 12th

2018-05-09 08:00
בחקתי BeChukotai Lev. 26.3 — Lev. 27.34 This week's parasha summarizes the blessiings of walking in God's ordinances and commands and the curse for those who reject His ways. In Leviticus 26.12 God says to His people, “I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shal

Parashat B'Har May 5th

2018-05-03 15:00
בהר B’har Leviticus 25.1—26.2 In this week's Parasha we read the folling in Leviticus 25.9-10: “Then you shall send abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the f

Parashat Emor - April 28th

2018-04-27 08:00
אמר Emor Leviticus 21.1 — Lev. 24.23 In the middle of this week's Parasha, in Leviticus 23.10-14, it reads like this: “Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest; an

Acharei Mot & Kedoshim - April 21st

2018-04-18 12:17
Again, there are two parashot this week:   Parashat Acharei Mot: Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30 Parashat Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 22:1-19, Amos 9:7-15 Psalm: 26, 15 NT: Matthew 5:23-25, Mark 12:28-34, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Galatians 3:10-14, Hebrews 9:6-28, M

Tazria & Metzura - April 14th

2018-04-11 14:00
Parashat Tazria  Leviticus 12.1—13.59 Parashat Tazria is combined with Parashat Metsora in regular years. They are read separately in leap years. Parashat Tazria begins with the eight brief verses of Leviticus 12, which deal with the purification of a woman who has given birth to a chi

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