Archive for category: Torah Portions

Torah Portion – Vay’yelech (D’varim 31:1 – 30)

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Shalom. This is our audio commentary on the portion Vay'yelech - "and he went." On the last day of his life, Moses went through the camp to encourage the people that the Creator would continue to guide them even though he, Moses, would no longer be with them. Yet, he also warned them that, in the future, their disobedience would cause God to "hide" His face from them and it wouldn't be until the end of days that their descendants would turn back to God with their whole heart. There is much to be considered in this portion. (Approximately 30 minutes).

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Torah Portion – Nitzavim (D’varim 29:10 – 30:20)

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Shalom! This is our audio commentary on the portion nitzavim - "standing." As Moses' life draws to a close, he reminds the people to beware of the idolatry they will encounter in the Land. This sidrah emphasizes the ramifications of having a "root of gall and wormwood" both to the individual and the nation. One verse in this portion also addresses the concept of things "concealed" and things "revealed" and how it relates to the redemption. Much more. (Approximately 60 minutes)

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Torah Portion – Ki Tavo (D’varim 26:1 – 29:9)

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Shalom! This is our commentary on the portion Ki tavo - "when you come (into the land)." In this torah portion, the most prominent feature is the "blessings and curses" presented to Israel as a result of obedience or disobedience. Yet, there are other pretty interesting components in this portion. One of them is a possible allusion to the coming anti-Messiah. Where, you say, is that found? You'll have to listen to the audio. Blessings and hoping you enjoy the teaching. (Approximately 90 minutes)

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Torah Portion – Ki Tetze (D’varim 21:10 – 25:19)

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Shalom. Here is our audio commentary on the torah portion ki tetze - "when you go out." There are so many issues that are addressed in this portion that it would require an essay to summarize them for you here; I will simply highlight some of the major ones for you.

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Torah Portion – Shoftim (D’varim 16:18-21:9)

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Shalom. Here is the audio commentary on the portion, shoftim or "judges." The main emphasis of this portion is the status, qualifications and responsibilities of the officers and leaders of Israel: judges, the king, priests and the prophets. Of particular interest is Moses' prophecy of "a prophet like unto me." There was a lot to consider in this portion and hope this commentary will prompt you to dig some more. Enjoy! (Approximately 2 hrs.)

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Torah Portion – Re’eh (D’varim 11:26 – 16:17)

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Shalom. This is the (lengthy) commentary on Re'eh - "to see." There was so much material in this portion - the Place where He sets His Name, false prophets and lying signs as well as the Year of Release - that I couldn't limit it to the typical 60 - 90 minute format. As you can "see" there are three parts. Nevertheless, I hope you will enjoy it and glean from it as much as I did. (Approximately 2:30 hours)

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Torah Portion – Ekev (D’varim 7:12-11:25)

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Shalom. This is my commentary on the parsha Ekev or "reward." This focuses on the spiritual preparations for possessing the land. In this portion we learn that for Israel to do so meant they must resist the temptation of foreign gods as the well as the temptation that the fertile land and its bounty would present - the opportunity to forget God and His commands. Thus, Moses compels them to circumcise their hearts; to hear Him, to fear Him and love Him. This is a very "rich" parsha - I hope you enjoy. (Approximately 90 minutes)

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Torah Portion – V’et chanan (D’varim 3:23 – 7:11)

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Shalom everyone. This is our commentary on the portion called V'etchanan. This sidrah covers quite a few topics including the prohibition not to mingle with the inhabitants of the Land and Israel's creed to live by - the Sh'ma. Approximately 1:40.

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Torah Portion – D’varim (D’varim 1:1 – 3:22)

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Shalom everyone. This is our commentary on the initial Torah portion of D'varim, called D'varim - "words." !In the portion, Moses encourages Israel to, not only listen to his words but, hear him. He exhorts them, as they prepare to enter the land, not to fear the obstacles, namely, the giants and the fortified cities. Enjoy Approximately 75 minutes.

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Torah Portion – Massei (B’midbar 33:1 – 36:13)

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Shalom everyone. This is our commentary on the concluding Torah portion of B'midbar, Massei - "journeys." This portion gives an overview of Israel's journeys through the wilderness, from the departure from Egypt until the encampment on the plains of Moav. Also included are instructions to Israel to drive out all the inhabitants of Canaan; the reason being similar to that of why Israel was told to destroy the Midianites. Israel cannot coexist with the corrupting influence of the nations or that influence will ultimately destroy Israel. Much more!  Approximately 60 minutes.

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