Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

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?"

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..."

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