The Danger of Idol Worship

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1–26 In our Parashah and Haftarah this week, there are some very severe warnings regarding idol worship. Before I continue, I believe that a … Read More

The Danger of Self-Righteousness

Parashat D’varim (Words) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1–27 Shabbat Hazon (Vision) This week’s reading from the Haftarah is the last of the three weeks’ reading prior to the ninth of Av (known as Tisha … Read More

Our Rock

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1–51 As I sat to write this week’s commentary on the Parasha and Haftara portions, I was reflecting upon the season in which we find ourselves … Read More

A Call to Return

Parashat Vayelech (He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1–30 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2–10, Joel 2:11–27, Micah 7:18–20 Shabbat Shuvah Our Parasha opens with Moses reminding Israel of a great promise that God made to them. Although Moses himself … Read More

Justified Before the Judge

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10–63:9 God’s timing is always perfect. As we are entering the season of the High Holy Days – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of … Read More

Light in the Darkness

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1–19:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1–22 These are dark times. There is so much happening in our world today that can cause us great distress. But the Word of … Read More

Love, Marriage, & Divorce

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–10 As an introduction, I want to say that the subject of this commentary may be especially sensitive to some of my readers, … Read More

The Cup of Wrath

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18–21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12–52:12 In this week’s Parasha, we read of a very well-known verse that points directly to Yeshua Himself: A Prophet from among you, from your brothers, like … Read More

The One & Only Jerusalem

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26–16:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11–55:5 Often, when I travel around the world and hear other teachers teach, I am struck how sometimes teachers will neglect what God is actually … Read More

Everlasting Love & Mercy

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12–11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14–51:3 A few weeks ago, I wrote something controversial that some people found hard to accept. I wrote, “The truth is that if anyone picks and … Read More