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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Lech Lecha – Tares 3 – Blindness

Posted on Oct 25, 2015

Being spiritually blinded to the Word can happen to any of us at certain times. R. Paul Falk explains the many connected passages in the Scriptures and reveals the main point of Yeshua’s comments regarding blindness, how it occurs, and how our eyes are opened again to the truth of the Word.  

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Noach – Why the Flood

Posted on Oct 18, 2015

R. Paul Falk explains the flood in terms of our connection to the ground and the need for purification by water, as well answering the question: “why does the Spirit strive with man?” An insightful teaching with a whole new look at being born of water and of the Spirit.

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B’reisheet – In the Beginning was the Word

Posted on Oct 10, 2015

For this Torah portion, Patrick Shannon interprets the first verse of Genesis with the book of John to understand how the Hebrew word, “et,” spelled aleph-tav (alpha-omega) is “the Word” through which all was created, and shows how the Scriptures often use metaphors to reveal deeper meanings. You can also view a PDF of slides while listening.

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Ha’Azinu – Song of Moses

Posted on Sep 27, 2015

For this Torah portion Ha’Azinu, Rick Ortiz summarizes many of the themes in the Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32) that was intended to be memorized by all of God’s people.  

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Va-Yalech – No Wine, and No Houses?

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

For the Torah portion, Va-Yalech, R. Paul Falk reveals the underlying reason behind the rather unusual standard of never drinking wine, building houses or planting vineyards, even in the promised land. A very relevant lesson about wealth for us all.

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Nitzavim – With All Your Heart & Soul

Posted on Sep 13, 2015

Patrick Shannon presents the Torah portion, Nitzavim, as a call for us TODAY to turn back, and clarifies the seemingly nebulous requirement to “love YHVH with all your heart and all your soul” according to the original Hebrew.  

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