The Integrity of God’s Word

Parashat Vayechi (And He Lived) Beresheet (Genesis) 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12 In this week’s Parashah, we find a touching account of Israel (Jacob) nearing his death and requesting his son Joseph to bury him … Read More

Strength in Unity

Parashat Vayigash (And He Approached) Beresheet (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28 Our strength is in our unity, but our weakness is in our division. This statement is true for the people of Israel as well … Read More

Don’t Remove God from the Equation

Parashat Mikeitz (From the End) Beresheet (Genesis) 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 I ended my previous commentary with the words, “God will bring restoration to His people, Israel! God will bring His light amid this … Read More

An Eternal Light in the Darkness

Parashat Vayeishev (And He Dwelt) Beresheet (Genesis) 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:10-4:7 (14-4:7 in the Hebrew Bible) Shabbat Hanukkah December 2023 This week we have a special reading from the Haftarah because Shabbat falls during the … Read More

Edom’s Hatred of Israel

Parashat Vayishlach (And He Sent) Beresheet (Genesis) 32:3 (4 in the Hebrew Bible) – 36:43 Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21 In this week’s Parashah, we read a well-known story that once again reminded me of our current … Read More

Mysterious Grace – Part 2

Parashat Vayeizei (And He Went Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-14:10 A couple of years ago, I wrote the following commentary on this week’s portion. As I read it again, I felt it is … Read More

Irrevocable Promises to Israel

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19-28:9 Haftarah Malachi 1:1-2:7 There is a thread of love that runs from God to generation after generation. We see this demonstrated in His relationship with the nation of Israel; … Read More

Standing on the Truth

Parashat Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah) Beresheet (Genesis) 23:1 – 25:8 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31 Recently on my different social media platforms, I started to post a slogan that says, “Know the truth, share … Read More

Hoping in God Alone

Parashat Vayeira (And He Appeared) Beresheet (Genesis) 18:1 – 22:24 Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37 God is in control, and He has a plan. While we may not know or understand His plans, we know that … Read More

God is NOT a Liar

Parashat Lech Lecha (Go Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 12:1-17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 The Bible is full of warnings against false prophets and teachers, and indeed today there are many of them around us. One of the … Read More