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Parashat Shimini - April 7th

2018-04-05 08:00
שמיני Shmini Lev. 9.1 — Lev. 11.47 The offering of sacrifices is a central theme of the Torah. In Genesis 8.20-22 we see that, despite man’s sinful nature, God promises that he will never again curse the ground. Why? Because of the burnt offerings made by Noah. Later God commanded Abraham

Parashat VaYikra - March 17th

2018-03-15 17:00
ויקרא VaYikra Lev. 1.1 — Lev. 6.7 (Hebrew 5:19) The central theme of the book of Leviticus is the sacrificial system that the Lord God provided for his chosen people Israel, in order that he could dwell in the midst of a holy people, cleansed from all their transgression, sins, and iniqui

Parashat VaYakhel & P'kudei - March 10th

2018-03-08 11:15
ויקהל Vayak’hel Exodus 35.1 — Exodus 38.20   "For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah." (Psalm 61:3-4) This Parasha is about God's splendor and glory -

Parashat Ki Tisa & Shabbat Para - March 2nd

2018-03-01 13:40
כי תשא Ki Tisa Exodus 30.11—34.35 Exodus 31.2-3: “I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God.” Bezalel of the tribe of Judah was a man fit for the work of the Tabernacle, and thus typified the Lord Jesus who is

Parashat Tetzave - February 24th

2018-02-22 16:00
T'tsaveh תצוה Exodus 27.20 - Exodus 30.10 Exodus 26.31-35: “And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen; in skilled work shall it be made, with cherubim; and you shall hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of gold,

Parashat Mishpatim - February 10th

2018-02-08 14:35
משפטים Mishpatim Exodus 21.1—24.18 Exodus 23.20-21: “Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place which I have prepared. Give heed to him and hearken to his voice, do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; for my na

Parashat Yitro - February 3rd

2018-02-01 13:00
יתרו Yitro Exodus 18.1 — Exodus 20.26 Exodus 20.8-11: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your mans

Parashat Beshalach - January 27th

2018-01-23 10:20
בשלח Beshalach Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 Exodus 16: Midrash Ecclesiastes (1, 1) relates how R. Berechiah said in the name of R. Yitschak, who lived before the year 300 AD: “Just as there was a First Savior so there will be a Last. Just as it is said of the First Savior (Exodus 4.20) th

Parashat Bo - January 20th

2018-01-17 10:15
  בא Bo Exodus 10.1 — Exodus 13.16 Exodus 12.3-6: “Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they shall take every man a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household; and if the household is too small for a lamb, then a man and his

Parashat Va'eira - January 13th

2018-01-11 15:00
וארא Va'eira Exodus 6.2 — Exodus 9.35 Exodus 6.6-7: “Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of ju

Parashat VaYigash - December 23rd

2017-12-20 08:00
ויגש Vayigash Genesis 44.18 — Genesis 47.27 Joseph’s way of treating his brothers prefigures the way the Messiah will relate to them. On the one hand he treats them rather harshly, but he also weeps when he comes together with them. Like the Messiah, Joseph desires the full repentance of

Parashat Mikets - December 16th

2017-12-13 08:00
מקץ Mikets Genesis 41.1 — Genesis 44.17 Joseph as a type of the Messiah in Parashat Mikets Genesis 41.14: Joseph is brought up from the “bor” (pit); so too the Messiah will be raised from the “bor,” which is the grave (see Isaiah 38.18; Ezekiel 32.23-24; Psalms 30.4; 88.4-7). Genesis 41.

Parashat Vayeshev - December 9th

2017-12-06 17:00
וישב Vayeshev Gen. 37.1 — Gen. 40.23 Since the end of the second temple period, Judaism has spoken of the coming of two Messiahs, Messiah son of David and Messiah son of Joseph. One of the reasons for seeing the Messiah as related to Joseph is that there are many elements in the lif

Parashat VaYishlach - December 2nd

2017-11-30 15:00
 וישלחVayishlach Genesis 32.4 — Genesis 36.43 Genesis 32.10: “I am not worthy of the least of all the steadfast love and all the faithfulness which you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.” In several places in

Parashat Vayetse - November 25th

2017-11-22 10:30
ויצא  Vayetse Genesis 28.10 — 32.3 Genesis 28.10-19: Soon after fleeing from his home to go to his uncle Laban, Jacob receives a blessing and a revelation from God in a dream. God confirms also to Jacob the continuity and eternity of his promise to Abraham and Isaac. In fact, he blesses

Parashat Toldot - November 18th

2017-11-15 11:00
Toldot תולדות Genesis 25.19—28.9 Genesis 25.21-26: “Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebecca his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is thus, why do I live?” So she we

Parashat Chayei Sara - November 11th

2017-11-15 10:30
חיי שרה Chayei Sarah   Genesis 23.1—25.18 Parashat Chayei Sarah includes a long description of Abraham’s efforts to ensure that the promised seed, which will ultimately lead to the Messiah, will come through the proper line. God has told Abraham that the promise will be through his so

Parashat VaYera - November 4th

2017-11-15 10:15
וירא Vayera Genesis 18.1— Genesis 22.4 Genesis 18.1-2: God appears to Abraham as three men: Many have seen an appearance of the Messiah in this story. After the men finish eating the meal he prepares for them, two of them go on to Sodom (and in 19.1 and 15 they are identified as two

Parashat Lech Lecha - October 28th

2017-10-27 16:00
לך לך Lech L’cha Parasha - Genesis 12:1 - Genesis 17:27 Haftar - Isaiah 40:27 - Isaiah 41:16   Genesis 12.3: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.” The Messiah is a descendan

H - Yom Kippur 2017

2017-09-29 08:00
Torah Reading: Leviticus 16:1-34, 18:1-30 Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14, Jonah 1:1-4:11, Micah 7:18-20 Psalm: 51 NT: Romans 3:21-31, 2 Corinthians 5:10-21, Hebrews 10:1-12     Yom Kippur is the day of atonement, described in the above texts. The holiest day of the year.

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