Parashat Vayeitzei (And he went forth) Genesis 28:10-32:3

בס"ד Parashat Vayeitzei (And he went forth) Genesis 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-14:10 In this week's Torah portion, Jacob receives revelation concerning redemption. The account of the ladder that reached into the heavens focuses on the work of the Messiah as Yeshua taught in John 1:51. It was immediately after the dream that one reads, "And Jacob lifted up his feet and went to the land … [Read more...]

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Genesis 25:19-28:9

בס"ד Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Shabbat Erev Rosh Chodesh Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-42 One of the most significant passages of the Bible appears in this week's Torah portion. This passage is Isaac's blessing of his younger son Jacob. Isaac did not receive the special revelation that Rebecca was told, namely that it would be Jacob who would carry on the heritage of G-d. In … [Read more...]

Parashat Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah) Genesis 23:1-25:18

בס"ד Parashat Chayei Sarah (the life of Sarah) Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31 In this week's Torah portion, one learns why it is so important to be a child of Abraham. The Bible says that HaShem had blessed Abraham with everything (See Genesis 24:1). If you are thinking to yourself, "I wish that I was like Abraham" you can stop wishing and realize that you can have greater … [Read more...]

Parashat Vayeira (And He appeared) Genesis 18:1-22:24

בס"ד Parashat Vayeira (And He appeared) Genesis 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:1-37 "…but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" These are the words which Yitzhak (Isaac) asked his father as Abraham was walking with him to offer him as the burnt offering. Yitzhak knew that a burnt offering required an animal to be sacrificed. Although a burnt offering could be from a variety of different … [Read more...]

Parashat Lech Lecha (You Go) Genesis 12:1-17:27

בס"ד Parashat Lech Lecha (You Go) Genesis 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 In this week's Torah portion, one learns an important lesson about timing. So many things are dependent upon the proper timing. I will let you in on a secret, your timing is never HaShem's timing and His timing is always the proper timing. Most of the time people are impatient. It is simply hard for one to wait … [Read more...]

Parashat Lech Lecha (You Go) Genesis 12:1-17:27

בס"ד Parashat Lech Lecha (You Go) Genesis 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 In this week's Torah portion, one learns an important lesson about timing. So many things are dependent upon the proper timing. I will let you in on a secret, your timing is never HaShem's timing and His timing is always the proper timing. Most of the time people are impatient. It is simply hard for one to wait … [Read more...]

Parashat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32

בס”ד Parashat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32 Shabbat Chodesh Maftir: Numbers 28:9-15 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 I will respond to a question that I received this week concerning the Torah portion. In Genesis chapter 9, Noach drinks wine and becomes intoxicated and uncovers himself in his tent. His son Ham saw this and told his two brothers, who in turn decided to cover up their father's nakedness … [Read more...]

Parashat B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:1-6:8

בס"ד Parashat B'reisheet (Genesis) 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 This Shabbat we return to the book of Genesis to begin once more the reading of the Torah for the year 5775. The opening chapters of Genesis deal of course with creation. The Gospel of John also speaks in its first chapter concerning creation. There the WORD is mentioned. The WORD was not created but HE existed prior to … [Read more...]

Parashat Chol HaMoed Succot (Feast of Tabernacles)

בס"ד Parashat Chol HaMoed Succot (Feast of Tabernacles) Torah Reading: Exodus 33:12-34:26 Maftir: Numbers 29:20-22 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16 This Shabbat is the Shabbat during the Feast of Tabernacles (Succot). This holiday period has great significance in regard to the Kingdom. Jewish tradition associates the entrance into a succah (booth) like the entrance into the Kingdom of G-d. Most … [Read more...]

Parashat Yom HaKippurim (Day of Atonement) Leviticus Chapter 16

בס"ד Parashat Yom HaKippurim (Day of Atonement) Leviticus Chapter 16 Maftir: Numbers 29:7-11 Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14 This Shabbat is also the Day of Atonement. In addition to the readings listed above for the morning service, there is also a special reading for the afternoon service. Each Yom Kippur during this time the entire book of Jonah is read. Many times I am asked if I really … [Read more...]