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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.

Lekh L’kha (Go) B’resheet/Genesis 12-17

Torah Portion:  Lekh L’kha (Go)  B’resheet/Genesis 12-17

HafTorah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Tonight we study one of the most pivotal Torah portions in scripture. It is a portion with insights into how we as G-d’s people are to live our life. It is also a portion that speaks to our relationship to the Jewish people.

In this Torah portion we read of G-d’s call to Avraham and Sarah. Interestingly we see today that almost half of the world’s population holds Avraham as the beginning of their faith. Jews, Muslims and Christians regard him as the spiritual ancestor of their faith.

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Noah B’resheet/Genesis 6:9-11:32

Torah Portion:  Noah B’resheet/Genesis 6:9-11:32

HafTorah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5

Today we study the saga of the flood and in some ways the beginning again with Noah and his family. We also read of the animals that entered into the ark. I would like to begin with a look at the word translated in English as ark. In Hebrew this word is “tevah,” which has a number of meanings. Here it is used to describe a wooden box. This is a very large box some 450 feet long.

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B’resheet (In the Beginning)B’resheet/Genesis 1:1-6:8

Torah Portion:  B’resheet (In the Beginning) B’resheet/Genesis 1:1-6:8

HafTorah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10

To begin our study tonight I want to mention a few Hebrew words from our reading.  The second word in B’resheet/Genesis 1 is “Bara”. This word means to create and is only used when describing what G-d creates. Bara means creating from nothing. Only G-d is able to create from nothing. Man uses things or substance to form or make something new.

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