Sukkot – A Time to Overlook Differences

By Sarah L, Staff Writer “On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.” Leviticus 23:40 One … Read More

Be Thankful!

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Parashah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:26-23:44 Maftir: Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:12-16 Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21 Life is all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? We have so much to be thankful for, yet we tend … Read More

Yom Kippur: Atonement for a People

By: Moran Rosenblit We are in a season of some very special appointed times, which God appointed for the children of Israel. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the most solemn day on the Hebrew … Read More

Living the Truth

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-52 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:11-27 This Shabbat is a special Shabbat called “Shabbat Shuvah” (return) or “Teshuva” (To return). It occurs during the 10 days of Teshuva – also … Read More

Messiah & Rosh Hashanah

Shabbat Rosh Hashanah Parashah: Beresheet (Genesis) 21:1-34 Maftir: Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:1-6 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 Today, Friday, September 15th, at sundown the holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins. This marks the beginning of a very special … Read More

The Importance of the Shofar

By Sarah L, Staff Writer The sounding of the shofar, in Hebrew, “Teruat shofar,” is the only unique Biblical commandment for the observance of Rosh ha-Shana. Numbers 29:1 says, “On the first day of the … Read More

Trusting God in Hard Times

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) & Parashat Vayelech (He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 & 31:1-30 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 Lately I have been reflecting a lot on the events happening around us. My kids asked me if I … Read More

Giving Him Our Best

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22 It’s easy to allow important things to become meaningless habits. At times, there are things that we say and do that can easily … Read More

Extending Divine Grace to Others

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10 As I was reading this week’s portion, the word “grace” kept coming to me. As I write this commentary, I sense that … Read More

Wake Up!

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 -21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 I titled this week’s commentary “Wake Up”, since I believe that we followers of Messiah need to wake up – wake up to the existence … Read More