The Weight of His Glory

Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 (Ashkenazi) 1 Kings 7:40-50 (Sephardic) In this week’s reading, we find a concept that I am not sure, today, we really understand. Oftentimes, I … Read More

A Willing Heart

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 Special reading for Shabbat Shekalim: Shemot (Exodus) 30:11–16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17–12:17 (Sephardic) We have a special reading this week for “Shabbat Shekalim”, which is the Shabbat … Read More

Faithful & True

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-39 We read one of the most well-known, yet tragic accounts in the history of the people of Israel this week. It … Read More

Renewed by the Blood

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Shemot (Exodus) 27:20–30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10–27 The phenomenon that the Creator of the Universe wants to dwell with us kept coming back to me as I studied this week’s Parashah. … 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

Freedom to Choose

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1–24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25–26 One of the greatest gifts God has given to us is the freedom to choose. As I wrote in a previous blog (but … Read More

A Perfect Plan of Redemption

Parashat Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1–20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1–7:6, 9:5–6 (6–7) “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 … Read More

Supernatural Victories

Parashat Beshalach (When He Sent) Shemot (Exodus) 13:17–17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4–5:31 I hope this week’s commentary will encourage you to keep your eyes focused on the Lord in whatever situation you may be facing, even … Read More

Inescapable Judgment; Amazing Grace

Parashat Bo (Come) Shemot (Exodus) 10:1–13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13–28 God’s judgment can come in different forms, which is something that we see in both the Parashah and Haftarah portions this week. In the Parashah, we … Read More

On Whom Do You Lean?

Parashat Va’eira (And I Appeared) Shemot (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 At times, we can grow too comfortable with the things of the world and lean on tangible things rather than leaning on God. From … Read More