Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

Commentary on Parashat Nasso (Lift Up)

Moran writes, "I’d like to dig deeper into the richness of these words in the original Hebrew, especially because I feel the English translation has lost some of the essence of meaning."
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Parashat Bamidbar: The one thing people are willing to die for

As believers, we must strive to lead lives that are full of light, light that will attract others. People ought to see us and get inspired to improve their lives, their families, and to draw near to the Creator of the world.

Commentary on Parashat Bamidbar (In the Desert)

Moran writes, "There are no short cuts, no other ways to reach God; it is only through Yeshua that we can have fellowship with the Father, and worship Him in spirit and in truth…"
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Parashat Bechukotai: Our job is to bear fruit in the community

"Both personally and nationally, we must choose to be holy, every day. It is not an easy choice, but it is choosing life!"

Commentary on Parashat Bahar (On the Mountain) and Bechukotai (In My Decrees)

Moran writes, "In this week’s reading, there is a very interesting connection between God’s instructions to Israel (through Moses on Mt. Sinai) for when they would enter the Land, and that which Yeshua would ultimately fulfill."
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Parashat Behar: We have the power to change Torah

"This week, we study Parashat Behar. It talks about of the sabbatical year, the year of Jubilee, and the redemption of land – the return of all real estate to their original owners."

Commentary on Parashat Emor (Say)

Moran writes, "As I was reading this week’s Parasha (Scripture portion), two specific instances caught my attention because they connect to the amazing ministry of our Messiah while on earth..."
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Parashat Emor: We must care for others at our own expense

"We ought to strive towards being fair, understanding, helpful, and even though it is at our expense, we should leave the edges of our field, as God commanded, for others to take from."

Commentary on Parashat Acharei Mot (After the Death) & Kedoshim (Holy Ones)

Moran writes, "The first parasha focuses on events that happened after the death of Aaron’s two sons, and introduces us to Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day for the people of Israel, the Day of Atonement."
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Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Being a good person is only half of the job

"This Shabbat we study the weekly Torah portion Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim. In it we learn about Yom Kippur, the holiest and most important day in Judaism."