Road to Zion

Terumah (Donation) Ex. 25:1-27:19

1.Before we get to the Torah portion I would like your thoughts on what was the purpose of the Exodus? Was it to just get out of Egypt and to Israel?   No, like our walk, it was more than that. We are not saved just to get out of “Egypt.”  One of the main points […]

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Mishpatim (Rulings) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18

Mishpatim (Rulings) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 HafTorah: Jer. 34:8-22; 33:25-26 1.Exodus 23:7 is the only one of the “thou shall not” of the Torah where G-d tells us more than “thou shall not.” Here G-d says, “Flee from lying” or stay far away from falsehood. Why is that? Are there other verses in scripture that has […]

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Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:26 HafTorah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6

Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:26 HafTorah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 1.G-d was preparing to speak to the Israelites but in Exodus 20:15-16 the children of Israel became  afraid when they heard the thunder and sound of the shofar. They backed away and distanced themselves from G-d. They asked Moses to hear G-d for them and relate His […]

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Beshalach Exodus 13:17-17:16

Torah Portion: Beshalach Exodus 13:17-17:16 HafTorah: Judges 4:4-5:31  1.The people complain four times in this portion. The second time is at the bitter waters of Marah. Do you remember where you have heard this word Marah before?  Ruth’s Mother in law said to call her Marah after her husband and sons had died. Ruth 1:19-20 […]

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