Vayeshev – Genesis 37:1-40:23

Joseph’s Dreams 37 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more […]

Vayishlach – Genesis 32:3-36:43

3 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4 He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. 5 I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants. Now I am […]

Vayetze – Genesis 28:10-32:2

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel 10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its […]

 Toldot – Genesis 25:19-28:9

19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram[a] and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies […]

Chayei Sarah – Genesis 23:1-25:18

The Death of Sarah 23 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. 2 She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. 3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites.[a] He said, 4 “I am a foreigner and stranger among […]

Vayera – Genesis 18:1-22:24

The Three Visitors 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3 He said, “If […]

Lech Lecha – Genesis 12:1-17:27

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation,    and I will bless you;I will make your name great,    and you will be a blessing.[a]3 I will bless those who bless you,    and whoever curses you I will curse;and all peoples […]

B’shallach(After he had let go)Ex./Sh’mot 13:17-17:16

Torah Portion: B’shallach(After he had let go)Ex./Sh’mot 13:17-17:16 Haftorah Reading: Judges 4:4-5:31 To begin tonight I have a question for you.  In our Torah portion in Exodus 15:23 we see the second place the children of Israel stopped was at a place called Marah and they could not drink the water there because it was bitter. An […]

Did Jesus celebrate the Jewish holidays?

Answer: First of all, I prefer to call the holidays you are referring to Biblical holidays. I think they were put in scripture for everyone.  They certainly do not bring us salvation but they can give us a deeper spiritual life as we celebrate them and study their meaning for us.  Yes, Jesus/Yeshua celebrated the holidays.   In […]