Shalom everyone. This is our commentary on the Torah portion, Mattot. As this portion begins, it focuses on the sacredness of vows. This principle becomes very important as the portion unfolds for the tribes of Reuben and Gad. We also see in the war against Midian that Israel must learn the importance of destroying that which would destroy you before its too late. Enjoy. Approximately 40 minutes.
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Shalom everyone. This is our commentary on the Torah portion, Pinchas. The beginning of this sidrah continues the narrative of Pinchas’ actions as a result of the sin of Ba’al Peor. As a reward for his righteous zeal, he is promoted from Levitical status to that of priest. We also read of Moses’ impending death and the decision that Joshua the son of Nun would succeed him. Enjoy. Approximately 1 hour.
This is our d'rash (commentary) on the torah portion, Balak. In this portion we see that, despite his best efforts, the Adversary can't curse what the Father has blessed. However, we also learn that, when we let our guard down, he seduces us into behavior that will do to us what he doesn't have the authority to do. (Approximately 80 minutes).
This is our d'rash (commentary) on the torah portion, Chukat. Who can render something pure from something that is impure? This is the prevailing theme in this Torah portion. In the ritual of the Red Heifer and again in the Brazen Serpent, we see this paradox. Ultimately, what we are supposed to see is the nature and role of the Messiah Y'shua. (Approximately 90 minutes).
This is our d'rash (commentary) on the torah portion, Korah. Rather than complaining about a lack of food and water, this portion describes a full scale revolt against Moses and Aaron coming from two different factions - one led by Korah the Levite and another led by chief men of the tribe of Reuben. As we learn, this revolt is effectively a rebellion against God and His commands.
This is our d'rash (commentary) on the torah portion, shelach l'cha or "send for yourself." In this portion, Israel is at the threshold of crossing into the land of Canaan. However, an expedition of twelve scouts intended to discover how to take the land turned into an evil report that concluded, "we are unable to take the land." As a result, the conquest of Canaan was delayed by almost forty years.
This is our d'rash (commentary) on the torah portion, Beha'alotcha or "when you kindle." In Leviticus 8, the Torah teaches of the consecration of the Kohenim. In Numbers 8, the Torah teaches of the consecration of the Levi'im (Levites) as they assume the position of the "firstborn" of Israel.
Hey guys and gals. Just wanted you to know that part 4 of B'reshiyt is finally up and ready. Sorry for the delay but I hope you will still be able to enjoy the portion even if a little behind schedule. Also, for those interested, all four parts are included in one download in the Digital Store or, for you Gold members, on the download page. Thanks again and shalom.