TOLDOT  | WEEK 6

TOLDOT | WEEK 6

TOLDOT  | WEEK 6 By Hylan Slobodkin Gen 25:19 – 28:9 Like her mother-in-law Sarah, Rebekah was also barren. Isaac prayed and she conceived, but not like they might have imagined. She became pregnant with twins, but not just ordinary twins. These brothers...
CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5

CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5

CHAYEI SARAH | WEEK 5 By Hylan Slobodkin Gen 23:1 – 25:18 There is so much we could talk about in the parasha, but there’s not enough time to cover it in this short blog…I would like to focus on two things: the place of Sarah’s burial and the servant Abraham...
VAYERA | WEEK 4

VAYERA | WEEK 4

VAYERA | WEEK 4 By Nathan Wesley Smith Gen 18:1 – Gen 22:24 Promises, judgments and miracles.  In the Torah portion, Vayera, we are given some of the most dynamic moments in the life of Abraham and his family.  Called by God to leave his homeland, family, culture and...
LECH LECHA (Get Thee Out) | WEEK 3

LECH LECHA (Get Thee Out) | WEEK 3

Lech Lecha (“go” or “leave”) | WEEK 3 By Scott Volk Gen 12:1-17:27 The Bible could not be any clearer. Both Old and New Testaments declare it without question, and without apology. God has made an everlasting covenant with Israel. His special...
NOACH | WEEK 2

NOACH | WEEK 2

NOACH | WEEK 2 By Nathan Wesley Smith Gen 6:9 – Gen 11:32 Rest is both a gift and a weapon.  In the Torah portion Noach, we are introduced to the character of Noah.  Noah is most famous for being the man who built the ark for the animals in order to survive the...
BERESHIT – In The Beginning | WEEK 1

BERESHIT – In The Beginning | WEEK 1

Bereshit – In The Beginning | WEEK 1 By Scott Volk Gen 1:1 – Gen 6:8 When you look at the way God starts something, you get a good indication of how He will finish it. God is both the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. God created everything and saw that...
When God Says, “I Will”, He Means “I Will”

When God Says, “I Will”, He Means “I Will”

Lech Lecha (Gen 12:1-17:27) – Go forth, yourself!  In synagogues all around the world, the Torah portions that are read on a  weekly basis are identical. Their weekly systematic reading schedule helps  keep the Jewish people of every nation in greater unity with one...
5 Reasons Every Christian Should Stand With Israel

5 Reasons Every Christian Should Stand With Israel

“I am as likely to reject My people Israel as I am to abolish the laws of nature!” – God In a day and age when Israel is being increasingly more delegitimized in the press, in politics, and even in the pulpit, God is looking for a people who will carry His heart...
A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

Although I’m rightly accused of having a ‘bad memory,’ there are some things that I will never forget. And, although the Yom Kippur war and the corresponding oil embargo happened over 40 years ago, they are etched in my memory as if they took place yesterday. I’ll...
Is God Through With Israel?

Is God Through With Israel?

Imagine inviting your neighbor over for dinner and a sleepover. After serving them an incredible meal and allowing them to sleep on the most comfortable bed imaginable, they tell all their friends about the unbelievable benefits of spending the evening at your house....