Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

Commentary on Parashat Ekev (Because of )

Moran writes, "God’s choosing of, and His love for Israel was never conditional; those were the basis of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What was conditional, however, was the intensity of blessing that Israel would experience if they loved and obeyed God with all their hearts."

Thoughts on Parashat Eikev

Michael writes, "While discipline and judgement of sin and iniquity will surly come, Israel will not be left alone or abandoned, she is and always will be the chosen, am segula of ADONAI."

Parashat Ekev – Deut. 7:12 – 11:25

Jonathan writes, "The prophets pick up the theme of the invulnerability of G-d's people. In a well-known set of verses, Isaiah emphasises that this is not a property or function of the people, but of G-d Himself..."

Commentary on Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg…)

Moran writes, "In this week’s Scripture portion, we see a connection between the promise of the Land and Israel’s election. Sadly, this subject is widely misunderstood within the Body of Messiah (among both Jewish and Gentile members), and I want to address it according to what the Scriptures say..."

Commentary on Parashat Va’Ethanan

Joseph writes, "Here are the ingredients for loving God with all our soul and with all our heart and with all our emotions and intellect..."

Thoughts on Parashat Va’etchanan – Shabbat Nahamu

Michael writes, "As many times as we read or recite the Shema, we often overlook the verse immediately preceding it, which in English, begins with the same words..."

Parashat Va’etchanan – Deut. 3:23 – 7:11

Jonathan writes, "Having narrated the Israelite journey across the wilderness from Egypt to the borders of Eretz Yisra'el, the Land of Israel, Moshe has turned in chapter six of D'varim to urging the Israelites to obey HaShem's commandments..."

Commentary on Parashat D’varim (Words)

Moran writes, "As we begin the book of Deuteronomy, I must say that I love the way our God works in that He is in the business of reminding! He knows us so well."

Thoughts on Parashat Devarim – Shabbat Chazon

Michael writes, "The LORD has a plan for each one of us. He has “sent us to school” as it were, to learn how to walk in faith and trust."

Parashat D’varim – Deut. 1:1 – 3:22

Jonathan writes, "Our collective memory as the people of G-d is rooted in the stories and texts of the Bible; we neglect them at our peril. Rav Sha'ul told the Corinthians..."

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