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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Tol’dot (History)B’resheet(Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Torah Portion: Tol’dot (History)B’resheet(Genesis) 25:19-28:9

Haftorah Reading: Malachi 1:1-2:7

Today we are studying two points that I feel are very important to us. First I want us to consider the trek of Isaac as he, in some ways, retraced the steps of his father Avraham. Let’s begin by looking at this journey and thinking about his actions and how they might apply to what we do in our life.

Isaac traveled through the valley of Gerar. This is on the edge of the Negev Desert in southern Israel.  As he and his herds traveled they opened the wells previously dug by his father Avraham. These wells had been filled in by the Philistines. They were trying to make the point that they did not recognize the ownership of any place in their territory. They wanted to discourage any other people who might think of settling in their land.

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Hayei Sarah(Sarah’s Life)B’resheet(Gen.) 23:1-25:18

Torah Portion: Hayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life)B’resheet(Genesis) 23:1-25:18

Haftorah Reading: I Kings 1:1-31

 

This week we read the Torah portion that contains the death of both Sarah and Avraham. I pray as we study this portion we can learn important lessons concerning our own life as G-d’s children. I pray these lessons will impact all our lives.  I pray the Father of all flesh will speak to you through these words.

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Vayera (He Appeared)B’resheet(Genesis) 18:1-22:24

Torah Portion: Vayera (He Appeared)B’resheet(Genesis) 18:1-22:24

Haftorah Reading: II Kings 4:1-37

This Shabbat I want to involve each of you in a personal search. What trees have you planted and what trees will you plant?  My question this week involved Genesis 21:33. In this verse we read, “And he planted a tamarisk tree in Beer Sheva and there he called on the name of the L-rd, the G-d of the universe.”

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