He Rejoices Over You

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 In this week’s Parashah, we read some of the most beautiful words of exhortation that I believe we will find in all of Scripture: “So it … Read More

It’s ALL About Him

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22 As I have written many times before, the Book of Deuteronomy is a book of reminders. I believe that God wants to remind … Read More

His Great Compassion

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–10 A year ago, I wrote this commentary Love, Marriage, & Betrayal, and as I was preparing to write an updated commentary, I … Read More

Awake & Alert

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 -21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Parashah, we read a well-known verse that clearly points to the fact that God will raise up someone who will be in … Read More

Loving What He Loves

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 This week’s portion is called “See” or “Look” and is based on the first words of Deuteronomy 11:26. As I read these words and … Read More

Saved for a Purpose

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 During my most recent trip to the US, I believe that the Lord gave me a word of exhortation for the Body of Messiah, with … Read More

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