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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.

Va’etchanan (I Pleaded)D’Varim(Deut.) 3:23-7:11

Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (I Pleaded)D’Varim(Deut.) 3:23-7:11

Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 40:1-26

Today we read an epic Torah portion. We read again the Shema and the Ten Commandments. We also read a brief passage with high implications for the way we are to live a moral life in our day.

To begin with, I want us to look at Deut. 5:30. This verse tells us, “In all the way that the L-rd you G-d has commanded you, you shall walk.” I want to use this verse as a jumping off place for our study tonight. What does this verse say to us about our daily walk?

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D’Varim(Deut.)1:1-3:22

Torah Portion: D’Varim(Deut.) 1:1-3:22

Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 1:1-27

Today we begin the final book of Torah, Deuteronomy. The Hebrew name for this book is D’Varim. D’Varim means words and also things. As we go through this final book keep this double meaning in mind. 

Also tonight as the Shabbat ends the solemn day of Tishah B’av begins.  This day commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple. Both were destroyed on the same day. The first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE. The Second Temple, the one used by Yeshua and His disciples, was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans.

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Mattot (Tribes)Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar/Numbers 30:2-36:13

Torah Portion: Mattot (Tribes)Masa’ei (Stages) B’midbar/Numbers 30:2-36:13
Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:28; 4:1-2
 

Today we finish the book of Numbers or B’Midbar by reading two portions of scripture. In these readings we will see many things that still speak to us today. In Masa’ei we read about the setting of boundaries for each tribe. G-d laid out exactly where each tribe would settle and told them they were responsible to cleanse to the land of its former inhabitants. They were told to destroy the idols and high places of the former inhabitants.

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