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Thoughts on Beshalach

This week’s parasha is Beshalach, Exodus 13:17 – 17:16.1 The haftarah is Judges 4:4 – 5:31 which covers the rule of the prophetess and judge, Deborah. The reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 6:52-71 that concludes this session of Yeshua’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bo – 5779

This week’s reading from the Torah is Bo, Exodus 10:1-13:6. * The Haftarah is Jeremiah 46:13-28 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 6:30–51. In this week’s portion the main events are the completion of the plagues, number … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Va’eira

  The readings for this week are, Parashat Va’eira, Exodus 6:2 – 9:35* & for Rosh Chodesh (Shevat which is Monday) Numbers 28:9-15; Haftarah, Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21; Apostolic Writings, John 6:16–29. Throughout our lives we all make many journeys, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shemot

This week’s parasha is Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1.[i] The haftarah, following the Ashkenazic traditin, is Isaiah 27:6-28:13 and 29:22-23. The reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 6:1–15. As we begin this week, consider that Aaron was three years old when Moshe was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayechi

This week’s parasha is Vayechi, (he, Jacob, lived) Genesis 47:28 – 50:26,[i] which is an interesting title considering that in this parasha both Jacob and Joseph die. However, before Jacob dies, he adopts and blesses Joseph’s two sons Manasseh and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vayigash

This week’s parasha is Vayigash, Genesis 44:18 – 47:27.[i] The Haftarah is Ezekiel 37:15-28 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings isJohn 5:16-29. It is a bit sad that for so many years, Jacob’s sons continued with the lie that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Miketz

This week’s parasha is Miketz, מִקֵּץ, Genesis 41:1 –44:17.[i] While on a normal Shabbat there would be two other readings, one from the Haftarah and one from the Apostolic Writings, this Shabbat stands out because of its multiple readings. This … Continue reading

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