Sermons from June 2018

Torah Parashah Balak

#40 Torah Parsha Balak

For Shabbat of June 30th, 2018 Torah: Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 Haftarah: Michah 5:6 – 6:8 Balak (בָּלָק‎) — Hebrew for “Balak,” the name of a king of Moab, is the second word in hebrew in the parasha), and is the 40th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and the seventh in the Book of Numbers. In the parasha, Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, tries to…

37-Parashat-Korach

#38 Torah Parasha Korach & Haftarah

Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 Korach (קֹרַח‎)— Hebrew for the name “Korah,” which in turn means “baldness, ice, hail, or frost,” and has a connotation of Korah without a covering as he coveted the Priest’s position as his covering and thereby brought a curse upon himself and those he deceived into joining his rebellion.  Korach is the second…

Sh'lach

#37 Torah Parasha Sh’lach

Sh’lah L’kha (שְׁלַח-לְךָ‎) — Hebrew for “send”, “send to you”, or “send for yourself”) is the 37th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Numbers. Its name comes from the first distinctive words in the parashah, in Numbers 13:2. The parasha tells the story…

b'ha'alotkha

#36 Torah Parsha B’ha’alotkha

Behaaloscha (בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ‎) — Hebrew for “when you step up,” the 11th word in the parsha) is the 36th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parsha) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Numbers. The parsha tells of the Menorah in the Tabernacle, the consecration of the Levites, the Second…