Archive for category: Torah Portions

Torah Portion: Vayechi (B’reshiyt 47:28 – 50:26)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Vayigash (B’reshiyt 44:18 – 47:27)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Miketz (B’reshiyt 41:1 – 44:17)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Vayeshev (B’reshiyt 37:1 – 40:23)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Vayishlach (B’reshiyt: 32:3 – 36:43)

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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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Torah Portion: Vayetze (B’reshiyt 28:10 – 32:2)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Toledot (B’reshiyt 25:19 – 28:9)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Chayeh Sarah (B’reshiyt 23:1 – 25:18)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Vayera (B’reshiyt 18:1 – 22:24)

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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.

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Torah Portion: Lech L’cha (B’reshiyt 12:1 – 17:27)

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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.

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