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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.

Vayelekh(He Went) D’Varim/Deut. 31

Torah Portion:  Vayelekh(He Went) D’Varim/Deut. 31

HafTorah: Hosea 14:1-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27

Tonight we read the Torah section that always comes between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. This Sabbath has a special name. It is called Shabbat Shuvah. Shuvah is a Hebrew word meaning to return or to repent. We find this word used in the reading of the prophets that goes with this Torah Portion. In Hosea 14:1-10 we read in the first verse, “O Israel return to the L-rd, your G-d for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.”  So here the prophet is calling the people to repent. Remember that to repent means to turn around, to stop sinning and start doing good. These days call to us to take this step. We are called to change how we live. This is really the central idea found in the Messianic scriptures. We see it in the writing such as Matt. 3:2, Luke 13:3, Acts 5:31, Acts 17:30. These are only a small part of the verses that talk to us about repentance, stop, turn around and change how we live.

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Ki Tavo(When You Come) D’Varim/Deut. 26:1-29:8

Torah Portion:  Ki Tavo(When You Come) D’Varim/Deut. 26:1-29:8

HafTorah: Isaiah 60:1-22

 

Today we read the Torah section Ki Tavo. This portion has much to say about the blessings and curses that follow obedience or disobedience to the Word of G-d.

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Ki Tetze (When You Go Out) D’Varim/Deut. 21:10-25:19

Torah Portion:  Ki Tetze (When You Go Out) D’Varim/Deut. 21:10-25:19

HafTorah: Isaiah 54:1-10

Tonight we study and read a portion made up of over seventy commandments. These commandments cover a variety of subjects but have mainly one theme. What do you think that theme might be? I think this portion’s unifying theme is how should G-d’s people live from day to day? What should be the characteristics of our life?

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