Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 8:1–12:6 As I was reading the Parasha for this week, one verse jumped out at me:They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 4:21–7:89 In our weekly reading we get to one of the most well known blessings, which is know as the Priestly blessing:Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and to … Read More

Parashat Bamidbar (In the desert)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 1:1–4:20 The Book of Numbers in Hebrew is called “In the Desert (Wilderness)” and it speaks of the time when the Children of Israel wandered in the desert after their redemption from slavery … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say)

VaYiqra (Leviticus) 21:1–24:3 As I was reading this week’s Parasha (Scripture portion), two specific instances caught my attention because they connect to the amazing ministry of our Messiah while on earth: Then the LORD spoke … Read More

Parashat Shemini (Eighth)

VaYiqra (Leviticus) 9:1–11:47 After a two-week “break” from the regular study of the Parasha (weekly reading of Scripture which is read in synagogues) due to Pesach (Passover), this week we return to the scheduled readings. … Read More

Pesach (Passover) — Part 2

Exodus 13:17–15:26 & Numbers 28:19–25 This week’s reading is also a bit different because of Passover, so once again we take a break from our regular weekly reading of the parasha and we continue to … Read More

Pesach (Passover)

Exodus 12:21–51 & Numbers 28:16–25 In honor of Passover, which begins Friday night at sundown, this week’s reading is the amazing story of Israel’s miraculous redemption from the hands of the Egyptians. There is so … Read More