His Great Compassion

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–10 A year ago, I wrote this commentary Love, Marriage, & Betrayal, and as I was preparing to write an updated commentary, I … Read More

Awake & Alert

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 -21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Parashah, we read a well-known verse that clearly points to the fact that God will raise up someone who will be in … Read More

Loving What He Loves

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26-16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 This week’s portion is called “See” or “Look” and is based on the first words of Deuteronomy 11:26. As I read these words and … Read More

Saved for a Purpose

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12-11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 During my most recent trip to the US, I believe that the Lord gave me a word of exhortation for the Body of Messiah, with … Read More

The Danger of Idol Worship

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1–26 In our Parashah and Haftarah this week, there are some very severe warnings regarding idol worship. Before I continue, I believe that a … Read More

The Danger of Self-Righteousness

Parashat D’varim (Words) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1–27 Shabbat Hazon (Vision) This week’s reading from the Haftarah is the last of the three weeks’ reading prior to the ninth of Av (known as Tisha … Read More

Drawing from His Well

Parashat Masei (Journeys) Bamidbar (Numbers) 33:1-36:13 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-18, 3:4 & 4:1-2 Our Parashah opens with: These are the journeys of the sons of Israel, by which they came out of the land of Egypt … Read More

Judgment & Grace

Parashat Mattot (Tribes) Bamidbar (Numbers) 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 During the next three weeks there are special readings from the Haftarah portions called “Between the Mitzarim (straits)”. This three-week period is connected to the first … Read More

Promises Fulfilled

Parashat Pinchas Bamidbar (Numbers) 25:10–30:1 Haftarah: I Kings 18:46–19:21 As I was reading this week’s Parashah and Haftarah portions, I saw an incredible connection between God’s call, His Promises, His faithfulness, Moses, Elijah, and a … Read More

A Stumbling Block

Parashat Balak Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:2–25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6–6:8 In this week’s Parashah, we read of the famous story of Balak and Balaam. Balak was the king of Moab and although Hedid not know the God … Read More