Sitting on the Fence

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11–34:35 Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1–39 As I was reading our portions for this week, I was thinking of a very famous Israeli song by Arik Einstein, … Read More

God’s Unchageable Terms

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-27 Our Parasha this week is a direct continuation of last week’s Parashat Terumah, which spoke of the building and dedication of God’s dwelling place. … Read More

Preparing His Kingdom!

Parashat Terumah (Donation) Shemot (Exodus) 25:1–27:19 Haftarah: I Kings 5:26–6:13 The miracle of God desiring to dwell among humankind gets lost on us; it is one of the most incredible aspects of God’s character that … Read More

Don’t Go Back to Egypt!

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1–24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8–22, 33:25–26 Our weekly Scripture portion opens with a very interesting verse, which is usually interpreted in a negative way. However, I believe we misunderstand … Read More

A Call to Holiness & Humility

Parashat Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1–20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1–7:6, 9:5–6 (6–7) As I was reading through this week’s reading portions, I noticed a common theme between the Parasha and Haftarah with regard to God’s call, … Read More

A Heart of Praise

Parashat Beshalach (When He Sent) Shemot (Exodus) 13:17–17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4–5:31 In both the Parasha and Haftara portions this week, we learn of the importance of having a heart of praise, a heart that acknowledges … Read More

One True God

Parashat Bo (Come) Shemot (Exodus) 10:1–13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13–28 This past week, as my family and I were going through a Bible study together, we discussed the fact that the one true living God is … Read More

Being Kingdom-Minded

Parashat Va’eira (And I Appeared) Shemot (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25–29:21 I spent a lot of time this week in prayer seeking God’s wisdom before writing this blog entry. Our weekly Scripture portions — the … Read More

Those Who Came Before

Parashat Shemot (Names) Shemot (Exodus) 1:1–6:1 Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6–28:13, 29:22–23 Again, and again, I am amazed at the richness of God’s Word and its continuity. The deeper we dig, the more treasures we find in … Read More

Standing on the Promises of God

Parashat Vayechi (And He Lived) Beresheet (Genesis) 47:28–50:26 Haftarah: I Kings 2:1–12 In our Scripture portion this week, we find a dramatic account of Israel (Jacob) nearing his death and requesting his son Joseph to … Read More