Sermons on Torah Parashot

#35 Torah Parashah Naso

Naso (נָשֹׂא‎)— Hebrew for “take a census” or “lift up,” is the sixth word in the 35th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It constitutes Numbers 4:21–7:89. The parashah addresses priestly duties, purifying the camp, restitution for wrongs committed, the wife accused of unfaithfulness (sotah), the nazirite, the Priestly Blessing, and the…

#34 Torah Parashah Bamidbar

B’midbar (בְּמִדְבַּר‎)— Hebrew for “in the wilderness of” [Sinai], the fifth overall and first distinctive word in the parashah), often called Bamidbar is the 34th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parasha) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the first in the Book of Numbers. The parashah tells of the census and the priests’ duties and…

Emor

#31 Torah Parsha Emor

Teaching For Shabbat of May 18th, 2019 (Donate and support this Ministry by clicking here) Emor (אֱמֹר‎) – Hebrew for “speak,” the fifth word, in the parashah, it is the 31st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parsha) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. The parsha provides purity rules for priests (כֹּהֲנִים‎, Kohanim), recounts the holy days,…

acharei-kedoshim

#29 & 30 Torah & Haftarah Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

In many years this is a double Torah portion covering both Torah Parsha Acharei Mot as well as Torah Parsha Kedoshim… Acharei Mot (אַחֲרֵי מוֹת‎)‎ — Hebrew for “after the death” or “after,” the fifth and sixth words or the fifth word, and the first distinctive word or words, in the parashah) is the 29th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parsha)…

Happy Passover

Passover, the two Firstfruit harvests, and how to count the Omer up to Shavu’ot

Learn about Passover, the two Firstfruits, and how to count the Omer up to Shavu’ot as well as the deeper symbolism and significance of all God’s Holy Days in the video study above! -Readings below for Passover and the week of Unleavened Bread – 2019 Passover Readings On the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER (14 Nisan – April 18th, 2019) we read from the book of…

#24 – Torah Parashah Vayikra

Teaching For Shabbat of March 16th, 2019 (Donate and support this Ministry by clicking here) Torah: Leviticus 1:1–5:26 Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Vayikra (וַיִּקְרָא‎)— Hebrew for “and He called,” the first word in the parsha) is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and the original name for the Book of Leviticus. The parsha lays out the…

#22 & 23 Torah Parshah Vayakhel-Pekudei

Teaching For Shabbat of February 30th, 2019 (Donate and support this Ministry by clicking here) Torah: Exodus 35:1–40:38 Haftarah: I Kings 7:51-8:21 This week we have a double Torah Parsha… Vayakhel and Pekudei.  Vayakhel (וַיַּקְהֵל‎) — Hebrew for “and he assembled,” is the 22nd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah readings. The parashah…

#21 Torah Parashah Ki Tisa

Teaching For Shabbat of February 23rd, 2019 (Donate and support this Ministry by clicking here) Torah: Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: I Kings 18:20-39 Ki Tisa (כִּי תִשָּׂא‎) – Hebrew for “when you raise up,” as in the heads  of Israel to take a census for who is able to serve. It is the 21st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in…