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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.

Emor (Speak) Leviticus/Vayikra 21:1-24:23

Torah Portion Emor (Speak) Leviticus/Vayikra 21:1-24:23

Haftorah Reading Ezekiel 44:15-31

Tonight, we study the Torah portion Emor. This portion covers a listing of all the holidays of the calendar as well as the Sabbath. My question to you this week was about the inclusion of the Sabbath in our reading. However, I want to mainly  speak about another issue that is covered in our portion as well. In fact, it is the first main topic that Moshe speaks of in these verses.

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Kedoshim (Holy People) Leviticus/Vayikra 19:1-20:27

Torah Portion Kedoshim (Holy People) Leviticus/Vayikra 19:1-20:27

Haftorah Reading Ezekiel 20:2-20

Tonight, we study, by most accounts, the most important Torah portion. The reason is very simple.  Parashat Kedoshim actually tells us in practical terms what it means to be holy.

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Acharei Mot (After the Death) Leviticus/Vayikra 16:1-18:30

Torah Portion Acharei Mot (After the Death) Leviticus/Vayikra 16:1-18:30

Haftorah Reading Ezekiel 22:1-19

Tonight, our Torah portion covers basically two subjects. One is Yom Kippur and the other is sexual relationship that are forbidden for G-d’s people. I want to cover both of these topics tonight.

To begin, I want us to look at Yom Kippur and see what G-d is saying to us in Leviticus/Vayikra 16. I asked you this week to come up with your own definition of the word atonement. In English, this word atonement, comes from the Hebrew word Kippur. This week I read an article that helped me understand this on a deeper level. If we take this word in English and break it apart you will get “at onement.”  Looking at this might help us in our quest for a definition. Atonement puts us at “onement” with G-d. It clears the slate between us and the Father. It allows us to come close to Him by having our sins taken away. Does this remind you of any scripture? John 1:29 says, “Behold the lamb of G-d who takes away the sins of the world.” So, it should help us understand more fully what Yeshua has done and is doing for us.

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