Heeding His Warnings

Our weekly portion opens with the word, “הַאֲזִ֥ינוּ” “ha’azinu”, which means “listen or give ear to”. This is a word that I believe we need to pay close attention to, especially in the following verse: … Read More

Who Do You Fear?

In this week’s Scripture portion, we read of Moses speaking about when leadership of Israel will be transferred to Joshua: So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. And he said to them, … Read More

Without Excuse

There is something written in our weekly Scripture portion that always caught my eyes: For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It … Read More

Giving Him Our Best

God was very clear in His instructions to Israel upon their arrival to the Land of inheritance: Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you as an … Read More

Does the Word Contradict Itself?

Could there be a contradiction in this week’s Scripture portion? In this week’s parasha we read: Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their … Read More

Confronting a Fellow Believer, God’s Way

Our text this week is another reminder that God’s justice is different from our human sense of justice! In Deuteronomy 17, we read that if someone commits the grievous sin of idol worship, that person … Read More

You’ve Been Warned

Before I begin, I would like to encourage you to read my blog entries last year and the year before on this week’s Scripture portion, as I believe that both blogs are important reminders for … Read More

Trusting When We Can’t See

God’s justice is very different from our sense of justice. As I was reading this week’s portion, five verses from Deuteronomy 7 caught my attention. The beginning of verse 16 may seem harsh to us … Read More

Amazing Grace

This week we read … And now, O Israel, hear the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to do, in order that you may live and go in and take possession (Inheritance) … Read More

Playing Favorites

Our weekly Scripture portion (parasha) reading brings us to a new book, Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy is an amazing book! I believe it is a very important book since in it, God reminds us … Read More