Abram Compromises

This week’s reading portion is well known, as it speaks about God’s call to Abram (who later became Abraham) to leave everything that he knew and to follow God’s lead to a place that He … Read More

We Can’t Hide

Here we are, back at the beginning of the yearly Scripture reading! This is such a familiar Scripture to most of us, but there are always fresh insights from the LORD as His Word is … Read More

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen)

Our weekly portion opens with the word, “הַאֲזִ֥ינוּ” “Ha’azinu” (listen or give ear to). This is a word that I believe we need to pay close attention to, since God wants to get our attention … Read More

Sukkot: The Feast of Booths

Every year, at this time of the year, my family and I build a Sukkah (“booth”) on our patio. What is a Sukkah, you may ask? It is a small, boxy structure, built from either … Read More

Parashat Vayelech (He Went)

This week, we read the deeply moving account of Moses commissioning Joshua and the Children of Israel, and preparing them for the task standing before them: So Moses went and spoke these words to all … Read More

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing)

I would really encourage you to first read this week’s Scripture portion from Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20. Once again, I marvel at the depth and richness of this portion, and believe that you will greatly benefit from … Read More

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come)

I closed my last blog entry, Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out), with two verses from Galatians 3:13–14: Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us — … Read More

Parashat Ki Tetzei (When You Go Out)

As I was reading our portion this week from Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19, two verses “jumped out”, causing me to pause and reflect upon them a little longer. These verses can really shed more light on the … Read More