A Passover Prince

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) & Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 & 38:21–40:38 Shabbat HaChodesh (Shabbat of The Month) : Exodus 12:1-20 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 This week we have a special reading for … Read More

Only God Purifies

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35 Shabbat Parah (Cow) Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 We have a special reading for what is called “Shabbat Parah”, which is the Shabbat before … Read More

Costly Disobedience

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Special reading for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance) Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:1-35 In this week’s reading there is a special reading for Shabbat “Zachor” (Remembrance), which is … Read More

Dwelling Among Us

Parashat Terumah (Donation) Shemot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13 The miracle of God desiring to dwell among humankind gets lost on us; it is one of the most incredible aspects of God’s character that … Read More

Taking Down the High Places

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Special reading for Shabbat Shekalim Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17 (Sephardic) What sets apart faith in Yeshua from any other religion? I believe faith in … Read More

Redeemed for His Purpose

Parashat Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 (6-7) Exodus 19 opens with a description that looks like a scene from a movie as it describes a supernatural event that we humans cannot … Read More

The Final Redemption Draws Near

Parashat Beshalach (When He Sent) Shemot (Exodus) 13:17–17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31 There is an important yet often missed principle in God’s Word, and that is the difference between personal salvation and collective salvation. Every time … Read More

Who’s Really in Control?

Parashat Bo (Come) Shemot (Exodus) 10:1 -13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28 The first two verses of this week’s Parashah caught my attention: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart … Read More

The Crocodile & God’s Judgment

Parashat Va’eira (And I Appeared) Shemot (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25–29:21 Something in this week’s Parashah caught my attention. I call it “God’s first act of wonder before Pharaoh”: Now the LORD spoke to Moses and … Read More

The God Who Remembers

Parashat Shemot (Names) Shemot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23 (Ashkenazi); Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Sephardic) This week, we have two different readings from the Haftarah portion.* The Ashkenazi Jewish people (those in the diaspora who lived … Read More