Sermons from August 2017

Torah Parashah Shoftim

For Shabbat of August 26, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 Shoftim (שֹׁפְטִים‎) — Hebrew word for “judges,” is the first word in the parashah and is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and covers Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9.  The parashah provides a constitution — a basic societal structure — for the Israelites. The parashah sets out rules for judges, kings, Levites, prophets, cities…

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Torah Parashah Re’eh

For Shabbat of August 19, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Re’eh (רְאֵה‎)— Hebrew for “see”, the first word in the parashah) is the 47th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17 Pastor Isaac’s Weekly Whiteboard: Torah Parsha Re’eh Summary Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 “See,” says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before…

Torah Parashah Eikev

For Shabbat of August 12, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 Eikev, (עֵקֶב‎) — Hebrew for “if [you follow],” the second word in the parashah and is the 46th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25 Pastor Isaac’s whiteboard Breakdown: Torah Parsha Eikev Summary Deuteronomy 7:11-11:25 In the Parshah of…

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Torah Parashah Va’etchanan

Shabbat August 5, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 Va’etchanan (וָאֶתְחַנַּן‎)— Hebrew for “and I pleaded,” the first word in the parashah and is the 45th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Pastor Isaac’s PaRDeS whiteboard Breakdown: Torah Parsha Va’etchanan Summary Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored God to allow him to enter…