Caring for Body & Soul

Parashat Emor (Say) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:3 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 In this week’s Parashah, we see that God called the Levitical priests to a very specific standard of living. We find similar instructions in the Haftarah … Read More

Beyond Judgment

Parashat Achrei Mot (After the death) & Kedoshim (Holy ones) Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:40 & 19:1-20:27 Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 (Ashkenazi Jews) & Ezekiel 22:1-16 (Sephardi Jews) In the end days, God’s city Jerusalem will experience His … Read More

A Testimony of God’s Healing

Parashat Tazria (She Conceives) & Metzora (Leprosy) Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:8 & 14:1-15:33 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 This week’s reading portions contain some very interesting precepts that God gave to the children of Israel regarding that which … Read More

Foreign Fire

Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 In reading this week’s Parashah and Haftarah portions, I was once again struck by two tragic accounts. In Leviticus 10:1–2 we read: Now Nadab and Abihu, … Read More

Israel’s Physical & Spiritual Restoration

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach Torah Reading: Exodus 33:12-34:26 Maftir: Numbers 28:19-25 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This week we have a special reading during the time of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As many of you know, … Read More

Soul Searching

Parashat Tzav (Command) “Shabbat HaGadol” (Great Sabbath) Leviticus 6:1-8:36 (English 6:8-8:36) Haftarah Malachi 3:4-24 (English 3:4-4:5) LORD GOD This Shabbat is the Shabbat before Passover. It is called the “Shabbat HaGadol” (Great Sabbath) because while … Read More

Motivated by Gratitude & Love

Parashat Vayikra (And He Called) Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1–5:26 Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21–44:23 This week, we begin reading from the Book of Leviticus. In our Parashah this week, we find the instructions that God gave to Moses, … Read More

A Passover Prince

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) & Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 & 38:21–40:38 Shabbat HaChodesh (Shabbat of The Month) : Exodus 12:1-20 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 This week we have a special reading for … Read More

Only God Purifies

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35 Shabbat Parah (Cow) Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 We have a special reading for what is called “Shabbat Parah”, which is the Shabbat before … Read More

Costly Disobedience

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Special reading for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance) Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:1-35 In this week’s reading there is a special reading for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance), which is … Read More