Savanna’s Bat Mitzvah

Posted on Aug 10, 2014

080914 Savannah Bat by Savannah LeFors.  Torah:  Va-Etchannan (Deuteronomy 3:21-7:11),  Haf-Torah: Isaiah 40:1-26.      GRASSHOPPERS.   Whether you think you can or you can’t you are right.  First we are going to identify the problem and read Numbers 13:26-27.  Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the wilderness of Peram at Kodesh.  They brought back word to them and all the congregation and showed...

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Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

Posted on Aug 2, 2014

080214tp  by Rabbi Paul Falk.  “These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel.”  When he is speaking, Moses goal here is to actually teach them.  What is intriguing about Devarim from all the other books, in Genesis we see sort of Yahweh evolving, not only creation but His people.  From Exodus through Numbers is one long story.  Devarim is a master teacher going “You know what, they are about to go into the land.  There are some things I have to...

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Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13)

Posted on Jul 26, 2014

072614t.rickBy Rick Ortiz.  Egypt was still burying their firstborns, and the people Israel were leaving.  God destroyed all of Egypt’s gods and put judgment upon them.  It listed each of their stopping points of their journey to enter the promised land.  All contained in chapter 33.  Aarons death at Mt. Hor.   What they were to do with the inhabitants of the land, all of their idols and all of their gods and all of their things.  We are going back to go and touch...

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YHVH’s Will Part 2 Mattote (Numbers 30:2-32:42)

Posted on Jul 19, 2014

071914spby Rabbi Paul Falk– Moses spoke to the tribal leaders of Israel…Torah portion is Mattote.  It is the last two in Numbers before we go into Deuteronomy.  So the first few Hebrew words that we’d be reading.  Now what’s intriguing is this means “said.”  usually we’d say “Bada-behr YHVH”  This Torah starts with “Bada-behr Moshe”  Now, I am continuing with what I started last time.  We started talking...

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Pinechas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Posted on Jul 13, 2014

by Patrick Shannon  071214tpat  Our Torah portion this week is Pinechas. you might see it spelled Pinchas or Phineas. in our English translations, but its basically numbers 25 through 29.  and depending on your translation the last verse might be 30 verse 1.  The Torah portion covers several general topics.  Five (5) actually.  One (1) regarding Pinchas or Phineas, and Midyan, Yahwehs judgement of them favorable for Phineas and not so favorable for Midyan, Numbers 26 the...

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Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)

Posted on Jul 6, 2014

by Rabbi Paul Falk.   This weeks Torah portion is called Balak if you are reading the first few lines, they would translate Now Balak son of Zapor saw what Israel had done to the Ammorites. This one Torah portion is special to me. Most of the Torah up to this point is a documentary, where the focus stays on one family.  The relationship of the people of Israel and Yahweh.  We don’t see the other three hundred and some degrees of what Yahweh is doing in the rest of the...

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