God of Wonders

Parashat Vayeira (And He Appeared) Beresheet (Genesis) 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37 Do you believe that God can do the impossible? Our readings from both the Parasha (Genesis 18:9–15 and 21:1–7) and the Haftarah (II … Read More

Endless Grace from Generation to Generation

Parashat Lech Lecha (Go Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 12:1–17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 This week’s Parasha opens with a well-known, yet often misunderstood, set of verses from Genesis 12: Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from … Read More

The Signs of Covenant

Torah: Noach (Genesis 6:9–11:32) Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–55:5 In the Word of God, we often find great signs and wonders that serve two purposes. The first is to remind us of Him, and His amazing grace … Read More

A New Beginning

Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning Beresheet (Genesis) 1:1–6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5–43:10 I am always amazed by the fact that every time I read the Word of God, I find new treasures. The Word is living … Read More

Standing on the Promises of God

Parashat Vayechi (And He Lived) Beresheet (Genesis) 47:28–50:26 Haftarah: I Kings 2:1–12 In our Scripture portion this week, we find a dramatic account of Israel (Jacob) nearing his death and requesting his son Joseph to … Read More

Our Great Hope

Parashat Vayigash (And He Approached) Beresheet (Genesis) 44:18–47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15–28 I found great hope and comfort in this week’s portions from the Parasha and the Haftarah. It was a strong, timely reminder that God … Read More

Dreams for His Glory

Parashat Mikeitz (From the End) Beresheet (Genesis) 41:1–44:17 Haftarah 1 Kings 3:15–4:1 In the past, one of the ways through which God often spoke was through dreams. In his youth, Joseph received two dreams that … Read More

Righteousness

Parashat Vayeishev (And He Dwelt) Beresheet (Genesis) 37:1–40:23 Haftarah: Amos 2:6–3:8 In both our parasha and haftarah portions this week, we read of the importance of treating one another in righteousness. The key question is … Read More

Generational Hatred

Parashat Vayishlach (And He Sent) Beresheet (Genesis 32:3 (4 in the Hebrew Bible) – 36:43) Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1–21 As I was preparing to write this week’s blog entry, I was puzzled by the extreme differences … Read More

Earthly Consequences; Heavenly Mercy

Parashat Vayeizei (And He Went Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 28:10–32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 11:7–14:10 In this week’s parasha, we read of the famous story of Jacob & Laban, and Laban’s deception of Jacob in his search for … Read More