Bought with a Price

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 As we, the Jewish people, are in the midst of a very special and holy season, as well as at the end of the 10 Days of Awe before … Read More

Standing Before the LORD

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) & Parashat Vayelech (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 & 31:1–30 I ended my most recent blog entry, Choose a Camp, with the question, “To which camp do you belong?” There are only … Read More

Choose a Camp

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 26:1–29:8 I titled this blog entry “Choose a Camp” because I believe that it is time for us followers of Messiah to choose which camp we want … Read More

The Rebellious Son

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 In this portion of D’varim (Deuteronomy), we read of the punishment of the rebellious and stubborn son, which is death:  If any man has a … Read More

Seeking a King

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18–21:9 There is a portion of Scripture in this week’s parasha that I did not give much attention before. It’s significant because it has prophetic elements regarding Israel’s future request … Read More

God’s Order

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26–16:19 In this week’s parasha, I noticed a phrase that repeats numerous times: “…that the Lord your God will choose…” The same phrase, or a variation of it, … Read More

Trusting When We Can’t See Part 2

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12–11:25 As I was preparing to write this week’s blog, I read what I wrote about this parasha one year ago. I felt it is very timely considering the … Read More

Give Him Your All

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 In our weekly parasha, we read one of the most famous prayers in Judaism called “The Shema”: Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the … Read More

Taking Matters in our Hands

Parashat D’varim (Words) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-1–3:22 Have you ever tried to make something right, and in doing so, only made it worse? As I was reading this week’s portion, one specific account caught my attention: … Read More

Heeding His Warnings

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 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 … Read More