Chayyei Sarah

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

111514tp by Rabbi Paul Falk. If you are reading the first line from the scroll:  (Hebrew reading ) would translate “To the years of Sarah’s life was one hundred and twenty seven.” Finding Isaac a wife;  it says this:  When Abraham was old well advanced in age and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things, so Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house who ruled over all he had, please put your hand under my thigh so that I make you swear by…  The eldest servant ruled over all he had, you hear that phrase again when Joseph is in charge and he ruled a number of houses, he ruled over all the person had.  As a part of the responsibility. We read that again in revelation in regard that there will be those who will have thrones and be in charge, servants of Yahweh who will be in charge.  Right?  Servants of Yahweh in charge of all he has.  Genesis 24: 3-4.  And I will make you swear by Yahweh the Elohim of Heaven and Elohim of earth.  That you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of Caananites among whom I dwell, but you shall go to my country, and to my family and take a wife for my son Isaac.  He is very emphatic, “You shall Not”…(continued in audio) Chayyei Sarah (Gen 23:1 to 25:18) Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1 to 17:27

Posted on Nov 2, 2014

110114tp by Rabbi Paul Falk.  Yahweh said to Abram get out of your country. We are going to start at genesis 15, verses 17 to18. “And it came to pass that when the sun went down and it was dark, behold there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch.” Basically, you have two basic torches that are going to pass between the animals. To pass between those pieces on that same day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram saying “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.” To the question of How will attain to all of this? Go and get these animals cut them in half, split them up, and I will make covenant with you. And the point of the covenant is that we would both walk between those animals, and if either of us did not keep the covenant we would wind up like one of those animals. …So what does covenant mean? (continued on audio) Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1 to 17:27 by RPF (2014) Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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No-Ach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

Posted on Oct 26, 2014

102514sd by Rabbi Paul Falk.   Cain allows sin in and focuses his all frustration on Able, instead of himself.  Ultimately killing Able.  And just in chapter 4 you start off with the death of a son, end of Chapter 4 verse 25, And Adam knew his wife again and she bore him a son and she named him Seth.  For God had appointed another seed for me instead of Able which Cain killed and for Seth to him also was a son born and he named him Enoch and men began to call on the name of Yahweh.  A new son given to replace the son that was killed.  and because the son is born, men began to call upon Yahweh.  Now, as we know scripture and we know life, we would love to say, and they lived happily ever after.  Continue to let men call upon Yahweh.  No, even if he has to break part of a judgment.  I’m reading from Genesis chapter 3, verse 14,  This is the punishment of a serpent, because you have done this you are cursed more than any cattle more than every beast of the field, on your belly you shall go and eat dust all the days of your life.  I will put enmity (distrance frustration, aggravation)  between you and the woman and between her seed and your seed.  And you shall bruise his head and he shall bruise your heel.  Where the sons come down, to the women of men, these are angelic beings, this is not Yahweh’s will in regard to what He wants for his Holiness.  And they break the enmity between the seed of the woman, and Hasatan himself.  Guess what? From a world that was all calling on the name of Yahweh, now, Yahweh goes, my spirit will not strive with men forever, so now, he has to bring the flood…. (continued on audio) No-Ach Torah and Message by Rabbi Paul Falk Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

Posted on Oct 19, 2014

101814 TP by Rabbi Paul Falk.  So as we open the scroll this is what you would see.  “Yahweh made the heavens and the earth”  He created them.  There are number of things I wanted to focus on, is seems the focus today is boing to be on Cain and Able and specifically sin.  So, Chp4 verses 3-5. Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)2014 Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Ha-azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52)

Posted on Sep 29, 2014

092714trick  By Rick Ortiz.   It is the song of Moses and Moses was commanded to die on Mt. Nebo. It is quite an interesting Torah portion in that if you look at each of the Torah parts, it very much reads like a court document and as a trial, it is very matter of fact in its words and it’s beautiful words. Most of it I’m going to let the words speak to us themselves. But I do want to point out how it is like a court document. And I want to look at the following questions. And this one in particular kind of reads like last week’s bulletin in relaying how God’s word is compared to the rain. Why is God’s word compared to the rain? What is the purpose of calling heaven and earth to hear the words? And what message is God trying to give to His people? So those are the three (3) questions we are going to look at…   Ha azinu Deut 32 1 to 52 interpret by Rick Ortiz Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Ki-Tavo

Posted on Sep 13, 2014

091314t.pat By Patrick Shannon Ki-Tavo, it means, when you enter, when you come into the [land] Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8     A lot of folks refer to this as the blessings and curses section, because this is where there is a big section near the end of the Torah about the blessings and a list, long list of curses. This blessings, If you obey the commands of Yahweh, it starts off, and they are wonderful things, blessed in the city, blessed in the field, you’ll be fruitful, growth, prosperity, more than you can have, your storehouses will be full, blessings in all you do, victory in war. Lending, never having to borrow, and being the head among the nations, not the tail, not having to follow other super kingdoms. IF you obey the commands of Yahweh. The curses, we don’t like to think about these, they are scary, we cringe when we read through the section, we kind of, that we don’t have to go through that , cursed agriculture, the plants dying, and not yielding fruit. Drought, cursed livestock, pestilence, barrenness, diseases, every disease, debt, losing in war, starvation to the point of cannibalism, exile, slavery, and being the tail to other nations.   A little clarity here, we don’t quite know if these apply to us….or we know we don’t keep the commands perfectly so do we really deserve that list. We know we aren’t really experiencing that today, so maybe not hopefully, we wonder how Yahweh can be so seemingly cruel. Is it over? Since the Israelites were exiled? The clarity to all of this is here in Ki Tavo. I tend to see these Torah portions in a graphic form like this. From the beginning of chapter 26, to 29 verse 8, I have four columns with colored blocks. And the first column under 26, which starts when you come into the land, is the section about the basket of first fruits and that is verses 1 to 11. And then it’s a section about your tithe. And then there’s a today, you are becoming Elohim’s people and he will be your God. 27 has two major sections the twelve (12) stones and the altar that they are commanded to build when they cross the Jordan and come into the land. Mt. Gerazim and Mt. Abel, ceremony in which six (6) tribes will stand on one side of one mountain and six (6) tribes will stand on the other side of the mountain and the Levites shall cry out certain curses, the thirteen (13) curses, and all the people shall say “Amen.” Imagine that, two whole mountains full of just hundreds of thousands of people yelling “Amen” to these curses. Chapter 28, the thirty (31) blessings and then long list, the rest of chapter 28 of the curses. Very interesting comparison there…(continued in audio). Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26 1 to...

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