Don’t Let Your Eyes Deceive You!

The account of Abraham and Lot is probably familiar to most readers, and it appears in our Scripture portion this week. Sometimes when we know a story so well, we can miss some of the … Read More

Building His Kingdom

This week, we read the story of Noah, which I have written on in previous years. I want to focus this specific blog on some key verses that I believe are crucial for us as … Read More

In the Beginning

Once again, the annual cycle of reading the Torah (also known as the “Books of Moses” or the first five books of the Bible) begins. My aim in writing these commentaries is to continue following … Read More

Sukkot: A Great Reminder!

We are approaching the end of the wonderful season of the High Holy Days. This is a great time of reflection, repentance, and celebration. I am so grateful to our Father that He gave us … Read More

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