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Thoughts on Naso

This week’s Parashat is Naso, Numbers 4:21 – 7:89. The Haftarah is Judges 13:2-25 and the reading from the Besorah is Luke 17:11–25. The Nazir: And the LORDspoke to Moses, saying,“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bechukotai

This week’s Parasha is Bechukotai, (in My statutes) Leviticus 26:3–27:34.[i] The Haftarah is from Jeremiah 16:19–17:14 and the reading from the Besorah is Luke 16:10–17. In this week’s Haftarah there is an abundance of information that beckons our attention. “The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Behar

This week’s parasha is Behar, Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2.[i] The Haftarah is Jeremiah 32:6-22 and the reading from the Besorah is found in Luke 16:1-9. Starting with the Besorah this week, we read the parable of the unfaithful manager and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Emor

This week’s Torah portion in Israel is Emor, Leviticus 21:1 to 24:23. The Haftarah reading is Ezekiel 44:15-31 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is Luke 14:25-33. The first two chapters of Emor give credence to the alternate name of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Acharei Mot/Kedoshim*

This week’s parasha in Israel is Acharei Mot/Kedoshim, Vayikra (Lev. 16:1-20:27). Chapter 16 addresses Yom Kippur and chapters 17-20 are part of what is known as the holiness code (17:1-26:46). The central idea of the holiness code is found in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tazria-Metzora

This week’s reading is one of the various double readings, Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33; the haftarah reading is from Ezekiel 20:2-20.[i]The reading from the Apostolic Writings is Luke 13:1–17,[ii]according to the MJRC – Chayyei Yeshua Cycle.[iii] Reading through Tazria-Metzoraa … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shmini

This Shabbat Israel and the Diaspora begin to deviate on the Torah reading schedule, because in the Diaspora Shabbat is the last day of Unleavened Bread while in Israel Unleavened Bread ends on Friday. This means that technically the mo’ed … Continue reading

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