Torah Teachings

Commentaries on the weekly Torah portions.

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."

Commentary on Parashat Tazria (She Conceives) & Metzora (Leprosy)

Moran writes, "Why was leprosy such an issue in the Bible? In this week’s reading, the issue of leprosy comes up, and God is very precise in His instructions regarding how to handle the disease."
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Parashat Tazria-Metzora: Are we the lepers of Israel?

"In this week’s Torah portion, we learn about skin diseases that can cause impurity. These particular diseases required a separation between the unclean individuals and those that were healthy."

Commentary on Parashat Shemini (Eighth)

Moran writes, "God is very consistent! From the beginning of His relationship with Israel, we see that in order for anyone to have the revelation of His Glory in his/her life, there must be a sacrifice offered."
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Parashat Shemini: What it really means to be kosher

"Further, two major historical events occur: the dedication of the Tabernacle and the unexpected death of Aaron’s sons."