Parashat Shemot (Names)

Shemot (Exodus) 1:1–6:1 Our weekly reading takes us to a new book called Shemot (“Exodus”). The literal translation of the Hebrew word is, “Names”, which comes from Exodus 1:1: “These are the names of the … Read More

Parashat Vayechi (And He Lived)

Beresheet (Genesis) 47:28–50:26 The Word of God is rich and full of astonishing revelations of our Creator and His incredible plan for us; the more we dwell in the Word, the more we will discover … Read More

Parashat VaYigash (And He Approached)

Beresheet (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Our weekly reading opens with Judah acknowledging something very important about Joseph’s position. If we recall from last week’s blog, Parashat Mikeitz (From the End), I wrote that, “Egypt was considered the … Read More

Parashat Mikeitz (From the End)

Beresheet (Genesis) 41:1-44:17 As we continue with our study of the connection between the story of Joseph and of our Messiah, I want to remind you some closing remarks from last week’s blog, Parashat Vayeishev … Read More

Parashat Vayeishev (And he dwelt)

Beresheet (Genesis) 37:1–40:23 The more I study and read from the first book of God’s Word, the book of Beresheet (Genesis), the more I marvel at how truly amazing it is. This book lays the … Read More

Parashat VaYishlach (And he sent)

Beresheet (Genesis 32: 3 [verse 4 in the Hebrew Bible] to 36:43) In my study of the weekly Scripture portion this past week, I must admit that I have been wrestling with the text and … Read More

Parashat Vayeizei (And He Went Forth)

Beresheet (Genesis) 28:10-32:3 Our weekly reading brings us to one of the most famous dreams found in the Bible—Jacob’s dream: Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. And he came to a certain … Read More

Parashat Toldot (Offspring)

Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 I devoted most of my blog from last week, Parashat Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah), to the wonderful miracle of Sarah becoming pregnant at the age of 90, and how that … Read More

Parashat Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah)

Beresheet (Genesis) 23:1–25:8 This week’s reading from the parasha starts with the words: Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba … Read More