Our Temporary Home

On Friday night, we celebrate the first evening of Sukkoth (Feast of Booths or Tabernacles). This weeklong holiday is a time to slow down, and focus on the goodness of God’s provision in our lives. … Read More

Bought with a Price

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 As we, the Jewish people, are in the midst of a very special and holy season, as well as at the end of the 10 Days of Awe before … Read More

Feast of Trumpets

Traditions can be a wonderful part of our lives! Yet, at times, they can easily overshadow the real essence of the very thing that they represent. As we are at the beginning of the High … Read More

Standing Before the LORD

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) & Parashat Vayelech (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 & 31:1–30 I ended my most recent blog entry, Choose a Camp, with the question, “To which camp do you belong?” There are only … Read More

Choose a Camp

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1–29:8 I titled this blog entry “Choose a Camp” because I believe that it is time for us followers of Messiah to choose which camp we want … Read More

The Rebellious Son

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 In this portion of D’varim (Deuteronomy), we read of the punishment of the rebellious and stubborn son, which is death:  If any man has a … Read More

Seeking a King

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18–21:9 There is a portion of Scripture in this week’s parasha that I did not give much attention before. It’s significant because it has prophetic elements regarding Israel’s future request … Read More

God’s Order

Parashat Reeh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26–16:19 In this week’s parasha, I noticed a phrase that repeats numerous times: “…that the Lord your God will choose…” The same phrase, or a variation of it, … Read More

Trusting When We Can’t See Part 2

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12–11:25 As I was preparing to write this week’s blog, I read what I wrote about this parasha one year ago. I felt it is very timely considering the … Read More

Give Him Your All

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 In our weekly parasha, we read one of the most famous prayers in Judaism called “The Shema”: Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the … Read More