A Letter From Moran

Dear Friend of Hope for Israel, Shalom! As you may have noticed, last September, we stopped posting Baruch’s weekly commentaries on the Parasha on our website. Baruch wrote these for many years as a service to Hope for Israel, even though he was never a staff member, and gave of his time and talents to bless our ministry. We are so grateful for the way he blessed us for so many years! During … [Read more...]

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס"ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15:31 In this week’s Torah portion there is a very important command not to desecrate HaShem’s Holy Name. “You shall not desecrate My Holy Name, and I shall be sanctified in this midst of the children of Israel; I am the L-rd who sanctifies you…the One who brought you from the land of Egypt to be to you for a G-d I am the L-rd.” … [Read more...]

Parashiot Acharei Mote & Kedoshim (After the death & Holy ones)

בס"ד Parashiot Acharei Mote & Kedoshim (After the death & Holy ones) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 & 19:1-20:27 Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 In this week’s Torah reading HaShem reminds the children of Israel of their call to be holy. It is most significant that immediately after stating this call that two fundamental commandments are mentioned: to fear one’s parents and to keep the Sabbaths. In the Ten … [Read more...]

Parashiot Tazria & Metzora (Conceiving and Leprosy) Lev.12:1-15:33

בס"ד Parashiot  Tazria & Metzora (Conceiving and Leprosy) Lev.12:1-15:33 Maftir: Numbers 28:9-15 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 This week we read two Torah portions instead of just one.  This Shabbat is also the second day of the Rosh Chodesh (new month) celebration so there is a special reading for the maftir and from the prophets dealing with the new month. The primary issues in the Torah readings … [Read more...]