A Stumbling Block

Parashat Balak Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:2–25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6–6:8 In this week’s Parashah, we read of the famous story of Balak and Balaam. Balak was the king of Moab and although Hedid not know the God … Read More

History Doesn’t Lie

Parashat Chukat (Statute of) Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 Before I start this commentary, I exhort each one of you to read with an open heart as it may touch some areas that challenge … Read More

The Danger of Dissatisfaction

Parashat Korach Bamidbar (Numbers) 16:1–18:32 Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14–12:22 In a recent conversation with some close friends, we spoke about the reality of life and the challenges we face. Whether it’s raising kids and the … Read More

Leaning on Him

Parashat Shelach (Send Forth) Bamidbar (Numbers) 13:1–15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1–24 In my early years walking with the Lord, I would read a daily chapter from the Book of Proverbs. One of the most well-known verses … Read More

The Testimony of His Presence

Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle) Bamidbar (Numbers) 8:1–12:6 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:10-4:7 (2:14 in the Hebrew Bible) In this week’s Parashah, we read an amazing and dramatic description of when God’s presence came to dwell among … Read More

Abstaining for a Greater Purpose

Parashat Nasso (Lift Up) Bamidbar (Numbers) 4:21–7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2–25 The Western world in which most of us live is full of indulgences. While there is no problem with enjoying nice things, our human inclination … Read More

An Everlasting Love Story

Parashat Bamidbar (In the Desert/Wilderness) Bamidbar (Numbers) 1:1–4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 (1:10-2:20 in the English Bible) I am always amazed by the new insights the LORD gives when we read the Scriptures repeatedly. This happened … Read More

Choosing Him Daily

Parashat Bechukotai (In My Decrees) Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27:34 Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 “If” is one of the most important words that we find in Scripture, in my opinion. This week’s Parasha begins with this powerful word, … Read More

Spiritual Redemption in the Natural

Parashat Bahar (On the Mountain) Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1–26:2 Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6–27 In our Parashah this week, we find instructions regarding the year of Jubilee (Yovel in Hebrew): So you shall consecrate the fiftieth year and … Read More

An Earthly Cost; a Heavenly Reward

Parashat Emor (Say) Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1–24:3 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15–31 As I reflect upon this week’s reading and the higher call by which the Priests had to live, I have been thinking about the cost of … Read More