Adv Parashat Sh’lach

The date כג סיון is an important date mentioned in תנ”ך, in the Purim story, when the נהפוך הוא began. This is the date that the second letters went out, allowing the yidden to defend themselves. The Rokeach says that this is the largest pasuk in תנ”ך, being that the pasuk is a positive one…

LESSON THIRTEEN: EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS

Therefore, since we are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve G-d acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our, G-d is a consuming fire.Hebrews 12:28-29 Introduction Most commentators have used books like Galatians and Hebrews to promote replacement theology, and/or dispensationalism. Their western mindset and…

Parashat Sh’lach / פרשת שלח־לך

Parsha Summary for Parshas Shlach Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st Aliya: Moshe sends the Spies on their mission. 2nd Aliya: The Spies return…

ADV Parashat Beha’alotcha

בהעלותך בס”ד The first four pesukim of the Parsha is the theme of the Parsha, the instructions to Aharon of the lighting the Menorah in the Mishkan. Rashi says that when Aharon saw the נשיאים bringing their sacrifices for the חנוכת המשכן, he had a חלישת הדעת in that he nor his שבט contributed. Hashem…

TO LOVE THE TORAH CHAPTER 7

PARENTS DUTY TO ENABLE THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARNAND LIVE TORAH LIVES AND THE ROLE OF PARENTSPRAYERS IN THEIR CHILDREN LEARNING TORAHSUCCESSFULLY A student’s success in his Torah studies often depends to alarge extent on the encouragement he gets from his parents.Therefore the attitude of parents to their sons’ Torah studies isa topic that we would…

Parashat Beha’alotcha / פרשת בהעלתך

Torah Portion: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 After the dedication of the Sanctuary — the portable Temple and repository of the Torah — the Children of Israel were almost ready to start the journey to the Land of Israel. The purpose was to fulfill the mission of Abraham, the founding father: to take the Ark of the…

ADV Parshat Nasso

Parshas נשא falls in the week of מתן תורה to impress the point that through Torah, all yidden have an elevation in stature- נשא. The תשלומים of Shavuos is during the week, unlike the other י”ט, where the תשלומים are on חול המועד. The Gemorra learns of the תשלומים of Shavuos, from a pasuk that…

The Torah is in the Hands of the Jewish Nation

Our Sages teach us in the Gemara (Berachot 5a) that Hashem does not conduct himself like human beings, for when a human being sells an object to another, the seller is upset about the loss of the object he was forced to sell and the buyer is happy about the acquisition of his new purchase….

Parashat Nasso / פרשת נשא

naso Portion Commentary   Messiah the Avenger Thought for the Week: Messiah is our redeemer. He has redeemed us from slavery, from sin, from condemnation and from death. He is our kinsmen redeemer, our brother in the house of God, who has ransomed us from the debt we could not pay. Therefore, we speak of Him…

LESSON ELEVEN: EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS

”For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Messiah Yeshua for you Gentiles if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of G-d which was given to me for you, how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read,…

TO LOVE THE TORAH CHAPTER 6

TO THOSE WHO COMPLAIN THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TOUNDERSTAND GEMARA IT WILL BE EXPLAINED THATTHE PERSEVERANCE ITSELF A VERY IMPORTANT GOALSINCE IT MAKES YOUR HOLIER Young people often find learning Gemara too much of achallenge because they think it is very difficult to understand.There are two fundamental rules they ought to be aware of.Firstly, experience…