Confronting a Fellow Believer, God’s Way

Our text this week is another reminder that God’s justice is different from our human sense of justice! In Deuteronomy 17, we read that if someone commits the grievous sin of idol worship, that person … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges)

This week’s Scripture reading is called “Judges” because it opens with the requirements that God made for Israel to appoint Judges over them: You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges)

D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18–21:9 As I was reading our Scripture portion for this week, I was amazed at how full it is with many references pointing to the Messiah such as: You shall not sacrifice to … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 One of my favorite verses is found in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes). There one reads, “…for not to the swift is the race, and not … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion, some of the laws concerning the kings of Israel are discussed. Although the king is told several things not to do, … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:8-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:8-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This article will be short and to the point. It is a violation for a follower of Messiah Yeshua to engage in any way in astrology; … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion there are many instructions about leadership. In fact, in chapter 17 there is a discussion about establishing a king for the … Read More

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

בס”ד Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 In this week’s Torah portion we encounter the familiar verse, “Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue…” (Deuteronomy 16:20) We read elsewhere that we are to execute justice … Read More