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Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning Beresheet (Genesis) 1:1-6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 We are starting another year of the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah – also known as the “Books of Moses” or … Read More

Sukkot & Messiah: Living Water

Parashat Sukkot This Shabbat, we are amid the celebration of Sukkot (Feast of Booths/Tabernacles). Sukkot is one of the most prophetically significant feasts in Scripture. One of the most interesting things about Sukkot is that … Read More

Simchat Torah: Celebrating God’s Word

October 2022 (תשפ״ג) By Moran Rosenblit This coming week, the Jewish people around the world will celebrate Simchat Torah, which literally means “Rejoicing of the Torah”. It is a celebration marking the conclusion of the … Read More

Ordinary People; Extraordinary Obedience

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1–51 As I was reading this week’s portion, I was reminded of a very special moment in my life that took place this last May. Before, … Read More

Returning to Him

Parashat Vayelech (He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:11-27, Micah 7:18-20 Shabbat Shuvah This Shabbat is a special Shabbat called “Shabbat Shuvah” (return) or “Teshuva” (To return). It falls during the 10 … Read More

He Rejoices Over You

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 In this week’s Parashah, we read some of the most beautiful words of exhortation that I believe we will find in all of Scripture: “So it … Read More

It’s ALL About Him

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22 As I have written many times before, the Book of Deuteronomy is a book of reminders. I believe that God wants to remind … Read More

His Great Compassion

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–10 A year ago, I wrote this commentary Love, Marriage, & Betrayal, and as I was preparing to write an updated commentary, I … Read More

Awake & Alert

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 -21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Parashah, we read a well-known verse that clearly points to the fact that God will raise up someone who will be in … Read More

Loving What He Loves

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 This week’s portion is called “See” or “Look” and is based on the first words of Deuteronomy 11:26. As I read these words and … Read More