Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

Commentary on Parashat Nasso (Lift Up)

Moran writes, "This week’s reading introduces us to a sometimes-difficult concept to understand in the Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures), which is “clean versus unclean”. The Lord instructs the Children of Israel to send away those who were unclean from the camp..."

Parashat Naso – Num. 4:21 – 7:89

Jonathan writes, "This illustrates an important principle: that HaShem has no favourites and provides for all of His people, regardless of their position or status. We see it in the provision of the manna in the desert."

Thoughts on Parashat Bamidbar

Michael writes, "As believers in Yeshua, we understand that it is Yeshua, the living Word which is the full revelation of the Father to mankind (John 1.14)."

Commentary on Parashat Bamidbar (In the Desert)

Moran writes, "This may seem harsh from our human perspective, but this reveals something crucial about God’s character. There was only one way to do things and that is God’s way..."

Parashat B’Midbar – Num. 1:1 – 4:20

Jonathan writes, "The world is full of people who do not know G-d, who do not want to know G-d and do not consider His word from one moment to the next. But there are also people who call themselves believers who do not carry out their responsibilities."

Thoughts on Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

Michael writes, "Disobedience to the mitzvot of the LORD has consequences, for sure, but also has good results just as with the discipline of the LORD described in Hebrews..."

Parashat B’har/B’Chukkotai – Lev. 25:1 – 26:2

Jonathan writes, "Almost the last command in Vayikra as the book draws to an end, this and its companion two verses earlier, cause some confusion to the commentators."

Thoughts on Parashat Emor

Michael writes, "The regulations and requirements are not just to set the kohanim apart, but to insure that all of Israel is holy and set apart to fulfill the LORD’s desire for Bnei Yisrael..."

Commentary on Parashat Emor (Say)

Moran writes, "When we read these verses within the context of the chapters preceding them, we can understand that the foundation of these appointed times is God’s holiness."

Thoughts on Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Michael writes, "Leviticus 19 and 20, which is known in Jewish and Christian circles alike as the Holiness Code, defines actions and attitudes of relationships within the family and the community, as well as those between man and the LORD."

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