Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

Commentary on Parashat Korach

Moran writes, "It is interesting to note that some of the men leading the rebellion alongside Korah were the descendants of Reuben. Recall that Reuben was the oldest of Jacob’s sons, which meant that people looked up to him and revered him as the first-born."

Parashat Korah – Num. 16:1 – 18:23

Jonathan writes, "So how do we approach G-d today? Are we aware of His holiness - might our approach incur sin or guilt and, if so, what might happen?"

Thoughts on Parashat Sh’lach

Michael writes, "It is miraculous that Hashem did not honor the peoples’ spoken request but instead He honored His promises to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. "

Commentary from the Torah portion on leadership and transfer of authority

Joseph writes, "I wrote the above paragraph because it also has to do with the Parasha, [which] deals with leadership and transfer of authority and sharing authority."

Commentary on Parashat Shelach (Send Forth)

Moran writes, "This week’s scripture portion is quite well known, but has some unfortunate mistranslations in the English versions."

Thoughts on Parashat Beha’alotecha

Michael writes, "Not only is there no guarantee of freedom from trouble as a believer, there is, in fact, a guarantee that we will have trouble. But just as sure as the LORD spoke through Moshe to Bnei Yisrael…"

Comment on Parashat Beha’alotcha

Joseph writes, "The greatness of Moses’ leadership was not only in the genius of Moses but also in his ability and willingness to do what God has commanded him and infect the people of Israel in the wilderness to do that which Moses has commanded them."

Parashat B’ha’alotkha – Num. 8:1 – 12:16

Jonathan writes, "We have to make that decision and then be intentional about subduing our cravings and desires for material or emotional gratification. The Bible wouldn't tell us we have the choice if it couldn't be done."

Commentary on Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle)

Moran writes, "In this week’s parasha, we find the Children of Israel complaining of their situation in the wilderness. Numbers 11 opens with a description of the state of mind of the people of Israel, which was selfishness..."

Thoughts on Parashat Naso

Michael writes, "But why point out the distinction between the command in Naso and the situations in which Samson, Jeremiah, and Shaul found themselves?"

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