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Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

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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...

Commentary on Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen)

D’VARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 32:1–52 Our weekly portion opens with the word, “הַאֲזִ֥ינוּ” “Ha’azinu” (listen or give ear to). This is a word that I believe we...
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Parashat Vayelech: Yom Kippur: You can start all over again (If you really want...

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat we read Parashat Vayelech. The final weekly Torah portions...

Commentary on Parashat Vayelech (He Went)

D’VARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 31:1–30 This week, we read the deeply moving account of Moses commissioning Joshua and the Children of Israel, and preparing them for the...
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Parashat Nitzavim: The hidden Torah and the visible Torah

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat we study Parashat Nitzavim, which is a rather short...

Commentary on Parashat Nitzavim (Standing)

D’VARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 29:9–30:20 I would really encourage you to first read this week’s Scripture portion from Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20. Once again, I marvel at the depth...
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Parashat Ki Tavo: We are required to rejoice

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. Shabbat Shalom. Our parasha opens with the commandment of the firstfruits....

Commentary on Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come)

DEVARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 26:1–29:8 I closed my last blog entry, Parashat Ki Teitzei (When You Go Out), with two verses from Galatians 3:13–14: Messiah redeemed us from the...
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Parashat Ki Teitzei: The purpose of the commandments

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. Shabbat Shalom. This parasha begins with a beautiful captive who becomes...

Commentary on Parashat Ki Tetzei (When You Go Out)

DEVARIM (DEUTERONOMY) 21:10–25:19 As I was reading our portion this week from Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19, two verses “jumped out”, causing me to pause and reflect upon...