Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

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Parashat Yitro: From My God to Our God

"In addition, in Parashat Yitro we bear witness to a big change in the Torah. There is a shift from a focus on individuals to a focus on the group. This is a huge change in how we perceive God."

Commentary on Parashat Yitro (Jethro)

Moran writes, "He did all this to be in relationship with Israel. In fact, this is the reason He created man in the first place! And Yeshua brings us back into a right relationship with the Almighty by cleansing us of our sin."
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Parashat Beshalach: Do miracles really build faith?

"All of this brings about an important question in our modern society: Where have all the miracles and wonders gone?"

Commentary on Parashat Beshalach (When He sent)

Moran writes, "Maybe you are a follower of Messiah who received the “first” redemption through faith in Yeshua and, like the Children of Israel, you keep looking backward to your old “secure” place instead of setting your eyes on what is to come."
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Parashat Bo – Do we have free will (part 2)

"God looks at what is inside of us, at what cannot be faked, at our renewed lives in Yeshua, who transforms us into the light of the world."

Commentary on Parashat Bo (Come)

Moran writes, "This week’s Scripture portion is chock-full of wonderful things that connect to Messiah, and how He fulfilled the role as the perfect, unblemished Lamb. I want to focus on verses 5 and 6 in Exodus 12."
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Parashat Vayeira: Do we have free will?

"Passover is one of the main feasts in The Scriptures due to its motif of redemption, salvation, and the creation of God’s people. Passover is the connection between God and a nation..."

Commentary on Parashat Va’eira (And I appeared)

Moran writes, "I want to put an emphasis on one thought, which I believe is so important for us to understand: God is the same yesterday, today and forever; He is our Redeemer, our King, and our Sovereign Ruler."
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Parashat Shemot: Moses’ excuses, our calling

"This parasha brings us back to the beginning, as well as connects us with the giving of the Torah, the prophets, and even the New Testament."

Commentary on Parashat Shemot (Names)

Moran writes, "I want to point out the significance of when the name Jacob is used versus Israel. We remember that Jacob’s name was changed to “Israel” after he wrestled with the divine being in Genesis 32."