Shalom! This is my commentary on the portion Vayishlach - "and he sent." In this portion, Jacob prepares to enter Canaan but not before he first encounters his adversary, Esau. Yet, before this meeting, Jacob must struggle with God and be "born again" as Israel. Approximately 100 minutes.
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This is my commentary on the torah portion Vayetze - "And he went out." This parsha details Jacob's journey into Padam-aram and his time spent under the oppression of Laban. This also tells of the origins of eleven of the twelve tribes and how they will be guarded and defended by the Messiah. Hope you enjoy! Approximately 2 hours.
This is my commentary on the torah portion Toledot - "generations." This parsha, in my opinion, is one of the most astounding and prophetically rich portions in the Torah. Here we are introduced to Jacob and Esau and see the developing story of two brothers at odds with each other and how their conflict affects the entire world to this very day. Hope you enjoy! Approximately 100 minutes.
This is my commentary on the torah portion Chayeh Sarah - "Life of Sarah." Though it begins with a narrative concerning Sarah's death, the greater part of this sidrah is devoted to Abraham's desire to find a proper wife for his son Isaac. In this story we see a picture of the Heavenly Father's devotion to finding a wife for His Son. Shalom! Approximately 60 minutes.
This is my commentary on the torah portion Vayera - "And He appeared." In this torah portion we see the culmination of Abraham's transformation from just a man with a calling to the spiritual father of a nation. The pinnacle of this sidrah is the akeidah - the binding of Isaac - and Abraham's unwavering faith in the Heavenly Father. Hope you enjoy! Approximately 60 minutes.
This is my commentary on the torah portion Lech L'cha- "Go for yourself." In this portion we have one of the most important stories Scripture has to offer - the call of Abram of Ur to become Abraham the Hebrew. Moreover, the events described in this portion relating to Abraham's life are a pattern for what the seed of Abraham (you and me) will encounter in our lives and in these last days. Shalom! Approximately 2 hours.
Shalom. This is our commentary on the Torah's first portion, B'reshiyt - "In the beginning." In this opening portion is the beginning of all things. Consequently, this portion is quite lengthy; so lengthy, in fact, that I have divided the teaching into four parts.
Shalom. This is our commentary on the Torah's final portion, V'zot Ha'Berachah - "And this is the blessing." In this portion, Moses prepares to be gathered unto "his fathers" but before leaving this world, like Jacob, he blesses the tribes of Israel. In doing so, Moses exemplifies the characteristics of a great leader: he blesses those who provoked his transgression which kept him from going into the Land. Also, like Jacob, Moses blends prophecy with the blessing indicating what is to be the outcome for each tribe. Hope you enjoy. (Approximately 90 minutes).
Shalom. Here is our commentary on the parsha Ha'azinu or "listen." This portion is the song of Moses given to Israel just before his death. In it we learn the faithfulness of God in the face of Israel's unfaithfulness and ingratitude. Yet, we also learn that, in the end of days, the Creator will demonstrate to Israel that He alone is able to deliver them and will do it for the sake of His great Name. Hope you enjoy. (Approximately 1 hour)