When You Go | WEEK 48

When You Go | WEEK 48

When You Go | Ki Teitzei – Week 48 By June Volk Deu 21:10-25:19 FOUNDATION STONES                                            Seventy-four of the 613 commandments in Torah are included in the Parsha of Ki Teitzei. Ki Teitzei means, “when you go.” The first verse...
Motivated by Love | WEEK 45

Motivated by Love | WEEK 45

Motivated by Love | EIKEV – WEEK 45 By Teri Furr Deu 7:12-11:25 Eikev [And if you] obey [these rules] And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers....
Balaam’s Journey | WEEK 40

Balaam’s Journey | WEEK 40

Balaam’s Journey | BALAK – WEEK 40 By Avner Boskey Num 22:2-25:9 The parasha for this Shabbat is titled Balak. According to Joshua 24:9, Balak son of Zippor was the king of Moab, and thus a descendant of Abraham’s nephew Lot (Genesis 19:36-37). The...
The Cost of Grumbling | WEEK 38

The Cost of Grumbling | WEEK 38

The Cost of Grumbling | KORACH – WEEK 38 By Scott Volk Num 16:1-18:32 The pattern in the wilderness is unmistakable – God moves mightily, and His people end up grumbling. It almost seems unthinkable that people could have the audacity to see the very...
Spiritual Insights | WEEK 37

Spiritual Insights | WEEK 37

Shelach Lekha – WEEK 37 By Dr. Michael Brown Num 13:1-15:41 There are a number of important spiritual insights which emerge from this week’s Torah portion.  First, we see the destructive power of grumbling and complaining. This had been Israel’s habit in the...
The God of Seperation | WEEK 35

The God of Seperation | WEEK 35

The God of Separation | NASO – WEEK 35 By Scott Volk Num 4:21-7:89 There is one word that profoundly stands out to me in this week’s portion, and that word is “separation.” I circled each time it occurred in Numbers 6 and counted the word used 7 times in my New...
Loving God Through Honoring His Word | WEEK 33

Loving God Through Honoring His Word | WEEK 33

Loving God Through Honoring His Word | Bechukotai – WEEK 32 By Nathan Smith Lev 26:3-27:34 We all love to hear the words “I love you.”  In truth, everyone enjoys having kind words spoken to them and about them.  However, the beauty of that language can quickly...
Resting in the God We Can Trust | WEEK 32

Resting in the God We Can Trust | WEEK 32

Resting In the God We Can Trust | Behar – WEEK 32 By Nathan Smith Lev 25:1-26:2 In 2012 Rabbi Jonathan Cahn wrote a book called The Harbinger in which he outlined, what He believed to be, a pattern in world history that was tied to a concept in scriptures called...
A Festival to Remember – EMOR | WEEK 31

A Festival to Remember – EMOR | WEEK 31

A Festival to Remember | Emor – WEEK 31 By Mitch Glaser Lev 21:1-24:23 We are about to observe the Jewish New Year called Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “the head of the year.” The festival is one of the seven great festivals appointed by God to be...
Holiness – ACHAREY MOT | WEEK 30

Holiness – ACHAREY MOT | WEEK 30

Holiness | ACHAREY MOT – WEEK 30 By Asher Intrater Lev 19:1-20:27 Leviticus 19:2 – “You shall be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.” Be holy?! Are You kidding? The weekly torah portion “kedoshim” in Leviticus 19-20 comes at the end...