Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

God is here… Do you know it?

PARASHAT VAYEIZEI (AND HE WENT FORTH) BERESHEET (GENESIS) 28:10–32:3 In the Book of John, we read an account that becomes much clearer once we read our...

But, it’s not fair!

Moran writes, "In our portion this week, we find a very interesting prophetic word that God gives to Rebekah, which helps explain the events that followed after the birth of Esau and Jacob."

The sins of our parents

Moran writes, "I would like to encourage each of us this week to take the time and reflect upon our own personal lives… Are there areas in our lives that we are doing something wrong and blame others for it?"

The intriguing and inspirational first intercessory prayer in Scripture

Sandra writes, "The first intercessory prayer recorded in Scripture is found in this week’s Parasha. There Abraham extends hospitality to three traveling strangers, one of which is probably the Lord Himself."

Nothing is impossible with God

Moran writes, "Our weekly portion starts with a wonderful story of God’s faithfulness, wonder, and power. It also shows that the Creator of the world is so much greater than what we think."

Commentary on Parashat Lech Lecha – Abraham compromises

Moran writes, "This week’s reading portion is well known, as it speaks about God’s call to Abram (who later became Abraham) to leave everything that he knew and to follow God’s lead to a place that He would show him."

Commentary on Parashat Noah — Building the Ark of Redemption

BERESHEET (GENESIS) 6:9 – 11:32 Every time I sit to write this blog, the first thing I do — after reading the Scripture portion which...

We can’t hide – Commentary on Parashat Beresheet (In The Beginning)

D’VARIM (GENESIS) 1:1–6:8 Here we are, back at the beginning of the yearly Scripture reading! This is such a familiar Scripture to most of us,...

Commentary on Parashat V’zot Haberachah (And This Is The Blessing)

D’VARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 33:1–34:12 This coming weekend, a special parasha (Scripture portion) will be read at the Synagogues, and on Monday, the portion on which I...

Parashat Haazinu: Moses‘ distressing prophecy amidst a season of change

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat we read Parashat Haazinu, which includes the Song of...