Monthly Archives: October 2018

Thoughts on Lech Lecha

The Torah portion for this week is Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27.[i] The haftarah is from Isaiah 40:27-41:16, and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is from John 1:35-51. I find the beginning of this week’s haftarah very interesting. If we … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Noach

This week’s portion is Parasha Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32. The Haftarah is Isaiah 54:1-55:5 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is from John 1:19-34. The study below was prepared for the UMJC Weekly online study. Is the God of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on B’reshit

This Shabbat the yearly reading cycle begins again with Parashat B’reshit, Genesis 1:1-6:8.[i] In this parasha we read the general creation account (chapter 1), the specific creation account of humankind (chapter 2), the apparent fall of humankind (chapter 3), the … Continue reading

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