Vayishlach (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43

  Unfinished Business Vayishlach (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach which means “And he sent” and covers Genesis 32 through 36. It seems to me the theme in this section of...

Toledot (“Generations”) Genesis 25:19-28:9

  Trust and Obey Toledot (“Generations”) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this week is entitled Tol’dot, which means “generations” and takes us from Genesis 25:19 to 28:9. To the careful reader of Scripture, it...

Vayera (“And He Appeared”) Genesis 18:1-22:24

  Heaven’s Laughter Vayera (“And He Appeared”) Genesis 18:1-22:24 Rabbi Glenn This week’s parasha is entitled Vayera, meaning “and He appeared” and spans Genesis 18 through 22. Our focus is on Avraham. In chapter 18 God...

HaAzinu (Give Ear!) Deuteronomy 32:1-52

  Rock Music HaAzinu (Give Ear!)  Deuteronomy 32:1-52 Rabbi Glenn Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song… If you were thinking of Sgt. Pepper, think again. The parasha for this Shabbat is Deuteronomy chapter 32, and is entitled HaAzinu, from the Hebrew...

Multitudes | About The Artist

About the Art The Gospel According to Matthew is referred to as the most Jewish presentation of Yeshua the Messiah. This is due in part to the emphasis of the narrative itself but also because of the inclusion of numerous references to passages from the Tanakh (Old...

Multitudes

Original Messianic Art MULTITUDES The Illustrated Gospel of Matthew Project For more info visit: themultitudes.com Jews for Jesus commissioned Jewish artist Steffi Geiser Rubin to create 20 original Messianic paintings of the Gospel of Matthew. A fine art book and...

Parsha BaMidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

  The Yeshiva of Hard Knocks BaMidbar (“In the Wilderness”) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Rabbi Glenn The Torah portion for this Shabbat is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness”. It marks the beginning of the book of Numbers. As many of you know, the Hebrew names for the...

Parsha Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)

A Good End Vayechi ("And he lived") Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 Rabbi Glenn The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning "And he lived", referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated...

Parsha Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18)

Lives Well Lived Chayei Sarah(“The Life of Sarah”) Genesis 23:1-25:18 Rabbi Glenn This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1 to 25:18, is Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” the title of which is a little ironic, since it records her death (at 127 years of age). After...

Parsha Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)

The Urgency of the Task Noach  Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 Rabbi Glenn This week’s Torah portion is entitled Noach, covering Genesis 6:9 to 11:32. It tells us about the catastrophic world-wide Flood which destroyed all life on Earth except Noah, his family and...

Parsha Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)

A Level and Firm Foundation B’resheet (“In the Beginning”) Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 Rabbi Glenn This Shabbat marks the beginning, the starting again of the yearly cycle of synagogue readings. Genesis is called in Hebrew B’resheet, because that is the very first word,...

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Parsha Nitavim-Vayyelech (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30)

  Stand and Affirm! Nitzavim-Vayyelech (Those Taking a Stand / And He Went) Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30 Rabbi Glenn The parashot for this week (two of them) are entitled Nitzavim, a word meaning “Those taking a stand” and Vayyelech, meaning “And he...

Parsha Kee Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

  Covenant and Consequence Kee Tavo– Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 Rabbi Glenn Last week’s parasha was entitled Kee Taytasay (“When you go out”). This week it’s Kee Tavo (“When you come in”) and it spans Deuteronomy 26:1 through 29:8. Coming and going – sounds like the...

Parsha Kee Taysay (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)

  Constraining Sinful Appetites Kee Taytsay (“When You Go Out”) – Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Rabbi Glenn This week’s parasha Kee Taytsay, meaning, “When you go out”, covers Deuteronomy chapters 21 through 25. This portion of the Torah contains little...

Parsha Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17)

Re’eh(“See!”) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Rabbi Glenn   The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Re’eh (“See!”) and takes us from Deuteronomy 11:26 through 16:17. This reading consists of commandments governing everything from worship to dietary prohibitions; from...

Parsha Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)

The Commandment is to Love Va’etchanan(“and I pleaded”) Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 Rabbi Glenn The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Va’etchanan, meaning “and I pleaded”. It covers chapter 3, verse 23 through chapter 7,...

Parsha Mattot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 – 36:13)

Now The Real Work Begins! Mattot-Massei  Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 Rabbi Glenn The two Torah readings for this Shabbat are entitled Mattot and Massei, translated “tribes” and “journeys” and bring us to the end of the book of BaMidbar (Numbers)....

Parsha Pinchas (Numbers 25-29)

  A Frightful Example Pinchas– Numbers 25:10-30:1 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Pinchas, covers Numbers 25-29, and is named after a man some might suggest “took the law into his own hands”. In the previous chapters, on which David...
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