Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

Thoughts on Parashat Tzav and Shabbat Hagadol

Michael writes, "Before anyone says that these are just antiquated Toraic laws that have no relevance on us today, consider the following..."

Parashat Tzav – Lev 6:1(8) – 8:38

Jonathan writes, "But there are times when G-d gives us a vision of what He wants to do and directs us to wait and prepare so that we are ready when He has worked everything into a straight line."

Commentary on Parashat Tzav (Command)

Moran writes, "As I was reading the chapter again and again, reflecting upon it, and talking to some good friends about it, I saw some very interesting things that I’d like to share, as I feel it will bring us a deeper appreciation of God’s character."

Commentary on Parashat Vayikra

Joseph writes, "What was special about Israel is that God gave very specific and clear and extensive rules and regulations for each sacrifice. Contrary to the other nations the God of Israel did not order the sacrifices because He needed the meat or the gifts or the appeasement from His anger by sacrifices."

Parashat Vayikra (And He Called)

Moran writes, "One of the many reasons that I love God’s Word is that the more one reads it, the more one understands the depth and richness of the LORD and His plan. In this week’s Scripture reading, we find a very interesting verse..."

Thoughts on Parashat Vayikra

Michael writes, "The important thing to realize however, is not so much the issues of poor sight, unhearing ears or even the dull heart. Instead, the issue to be remembered is that in Isaiah, it was the inhabitants of Judah who seemed to be dull witted idolaters."

Parashat Vayikra – Lev. 1:1 – 5:26(6:7)

Jonathan writes, "But these are specifics, particular things that we mustn't do - what about the general case? Do we always have to be so careful about sin? Surely, Yeshua's forgiveness means that sin doesn't matter any more, provided we don't deliberately go out and sin?"

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A commentary on the weekly Torah portion.

Commentary on Parashat Vayakhel (And He Assembled)

Moran writes, "In our Scripture reading this week, we see a continuation of last week’s portion regarding what we are to do with the treasures that God has entrusted to us."

Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei – Ex. 35:1 – 40:38

Jonathan writes, "Anointing declares something to be set apart for G-d, to become holy and consecrated. And that anointing, that holiness, is meant to be contagious."

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