Vayikra(And He Called)Vayikra/Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Torah Portion: Vayikra(And He Called)Vayikra/Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Today we begin our study of the third book of Torah, Vayikra. This word translates as, “And He called.” We will look at this name more closely later. However, for now think of this book as being written mostly as a handbook for the priests. Usually […]

Ki Tisa(When You Take)Ex./Sh’mot 30:11-34:35

Torah Portion: Ki Tisa(When You Take)Ex./Sh’mot 30:11-34:35 Haftorah Reading: I Kings 18:1-39 Today we will talk about a Torah Portion that has much to say to us in  our world today. I want us to begin with the taking of the census of G-d’s people. In Exodus 30:11-15 we can read the instructions on how this census […]

Tetzaveh(You Are to Order)Ex./Sh’mot 27:20-30:10

Today we study a portion mainly concerned with the description of the priestly garments worn by the priests as they performed their daily functions in the Mishkan. We will cover this in a bit however I want us to revisit a subject we talked about last meeting. Our question was, does G-d have a plan […]

T’rumah(Contribution)Ex./Sh’mot 25:1-27:19

Torah Portion: T’rumah(Contribution)Ex./Sh’mot 25:1-27:19 Haftorah Reading: I Kings 5:26-6:13 Tonight we study a Torah portion that covers the materials used for the construction of the Mishkan or Tabernacle. It also covers the items needing to be donated for its construction. During our time tonight I want us to also talk about some of the Hebrew words […]

Mishpatim(Rulings)Ex./Sh’mot 21:1-24:18

Torah Portion: Mishpatim(Rulings)Ex./Sh’mot 21:1-24:18 Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 34:8-22 In our time together tonight we will be looking at the Torah portion that follows Yitro. In Yitro we read the 10 Words or Commandments. This week’s portion is often looked at as rather anti-climactic after the fire and smoke coming down on Mt. Sinai in last week’s portion. […]

Yitro(Jethro)Ex./Sh’mot 18:1-20:23

Torah Portion: Yitro(Jethro)Ex./Sh’mot 18:1-20:23 Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 Tonight we cover a Torah portion that is named for a non-Jew. This person is the father-in-law of Moshe. Also in this portion we have the giving of the Ten Commandments or the Ten Utterances. Both of these topics are extremely important to us to know how […]

Bo(Come)Ex./Sh’mot 10:1-13:16

Torah Portion: Bo(Come)Ex./Sh’mot 10:1-13:16 Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 46:13-28 Today we study another important Torah portion. I want us to search out what it has to say to us and how we live our lives. This portion is so much more than a history lesson on how the Israelites were set free from Egypt by the hand […]

Va’era(I Appeared)Ex./Sh’mot 6:2-9:35

Torah Portion: Va’era(I Appeared)Exodus/Sh’mot 6:2-9:35 Haftorah Reading: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 I want to begin by thanking everyone that sent in answers to my questions this week. It is always a help to me when I write to read your personal understanding of the Torah portion. Please continue to pray for those of our group who are sick. […]

Sh’mot(Names)Ex./Sh’mot 1:1-6:1

Torah Portion: Sh’mot(Names)Exodus/Sh’mot 1:1-6:1 Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Today I want to start our time together by addressing a topic around which there is still controversy. This week I read an article by a prominent Messianic Jewish leader in Israel. In his article he addressed the subject of what was required by the early congregational leaders in […]