Va Yeshev – Wrestling with YHVH 3

Posted on Dec 6, 2015

R. Paul Falk sheds a very insightful light on how we should deal with the people causing our problems citing examples of how YHVH taught Joseph, Jacob and Judah to overcome their particular issues with others.  

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Vayish’lak – And He Sent

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

In this Torah portion, Rick Ortiz examines the event in which Jacob wrestles with the angel of YHVH, looking at the meaning of the Hebrew word, “wrestle,” and likens this event to all of us, every day (or rather, night).  

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Va-Yetzay – Wrestling with YHVH 1

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

R. Paul Falk likens the battle that was raging inside Rebecca (pregnant with Jacob and Esau) to the battle that rages inside every one of us, as well as how Jacob’s wrestling match with the Messenger of YHVH relates to a deeper meaning for the term “born again.”

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Toldot – Aramean Women

Posted on Nov 15, 2015

Patrick Shannon looks at the reason that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all married Aramean women, from their original family line in  ancient Paddan Aram, besides their astounding beauty. Download the slideshow (PDF) to follow along with the visuals! Toldot-Slideshow

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Chay yei Sarah – Sending for the Bride

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

In this Torah portion, R. Paul Falk shows some amazing correlations between Abraham sending his servant to get a bride for his son Isaac, and our Father sending to gather the bride for a covenant with His Son…a very deep well indeed!  

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Posted on Nov 1, 2015

Rick Ortiz summarizes one of the richest Torah portions, Vayera, beginning with YHVH appearing to Abraham to announce that he would have a son in his old age, through the account of Sodom and Gemorrah being destroyed, to Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.  

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