God’s Weighty Presence

Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 (Ashkenazi) 1 Kings 7:40-50 (Sephardic) Do we really understand the “weight” of God’s glory? This is something I have been thinking … Read More

Serving Him Through Serving Others

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

Making Our Own God

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

Crushing Our Will

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-27 And you shall command the sons of Israel that they bring you clear oil of crushed olives for the light, to make a lamp … Read More

All For Him

Parashat Terumah (Donation) Shemot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him … Read More

God’s Incomparable Word

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinances or Statutes) Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh What ought to set apart faith in Yeshua from any other religion? I believe faith in Yeshua, whether you are Jewish … Read More

Holiness & Fear: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Parashat Yitro (Jethro) Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 (6-7) Three years ago, I entitled my commentary of this week’s reading, “A Call to Holiness & Humility”. As I was reading this week, I … Read More

Truth for Today

Parashat Beshalach (When He Sent) Shemot (Exodus) 13:17–17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31 I always marvel at how relevant God’s Word is today. There are three things in this week’s Parashah that specifically relate to Israel’s current … Read More

It’s Not Our Battle

Parashat Bo (Come) Shemot (Exodus) 10:1 -13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28 In Exodus 10:27-29 we read: But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get … Read More

God Remembers

Parashat Va’eira (And I Appeared) Shemot (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 God’s Word always reminds me of the hope that I have in Him. This week’s Parashah is one that both encourages me and helps … Read More