This is our commentary on the portion Mishpatim - "Judgments." This portion contains God's instructions and ordinances that will govern Israel's civil interaction with their fellow man. Beginning with the laws of the bondservant, it addresses how the least among His people are to be treated, a direct reflection of how we interact with our Creator. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 2 hrs.
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This is our commentary on the portion Yitro - "Jethro." This portion takes its name from Moses' father-in-law who offers Moses some sage advice. In this portion we also see the calling of the nation of Israel to be light to the nations of the world and the contract - Ten Commands - given to them. A lengthy study; hope you enjoy. Approximately 3hrs.
This is our commentary on the portion B'shelach - "Sent out." In this portion, Israel goes out of Egypt with a "high hand" which, a few days later, provokes Pharaoh to pursue the Hebrews - something that had to happen that God would get honor on Pharaoh. There is a lot to address so start listening. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 2:40
This is our commentary on the portion Bo - "Come." In this portion, we see the plagues coming to culmination and the deliverance of Israel from bondage. Coinciding with the Exodus is the introduction of the Passover. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 2:30
This is our commentary on the portion Vayera - "I appeared." In this portion, the outstretched arm of the LORD begins to move upon the land of Egypt. The first seven of ten plagues are unleashed upon Pharaoh and his people, primarily, to show that the God of the Hebrews is God.! Hope you enjoy. Approximately 1:45
This is our commentary on the portion Shemot - "names." This initial portion of Exodus details some of the most important events in the history of Israel. We see the emergence of a tyrant who seeks to destroy the Hebrew people. In the midst of this darkness, however, there is a burst of light with the birth of Moses. Thus, begins the redemption of Abraham's seed. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 3 hours.
Shalom! Here is our commentary on the portion Vayechi - "And he lived." This is the final portion of B'reshiyt and one full of nuggets. Just some of the highlights are the adoption of Manasseh and Ephraim, the blessing placed upon Ephraim and Jacob's prophecy for all the tribes. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 2.5 hours.
Shalom! Here is our commentary on the portion Vayigash - "And he approached." This is one of the most prophetic portions in all of Scripture for it tells of the one who was despised by his brethren, only to be revealed to them in a time of life-threatening crisis. It also marks the beginning of Israel's sojourn in Egypt. Much to glean from this sidrah. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 75 minutes.
Shalom! This is my commentary on the portion Miketz - "at the end." For years, this portion has fascinated me, not only for the fascinating story but, for the prophetic elements. Understanding that we interpret the end from "the beginning" (Isa. 46:8-10), that a torah portion is called "at the end" should grab our attention. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 90 minutes.
Shalom! This is my commentary on the portion Vayeshev - "and he dwelt." In this portion, Joseph goes down into Egypt to serve Potiphar, only to be thrown into jail, falsely accused. Yet, we see the Hand of the Creator at work by giving dreams to two men in prison so that Joseph might be positioned to step into his purpose. Hope you enjoy. Approximately 85 minutes.