Genesis Parsha 1 – Mid Week

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 | 0 comments

Genesis Parsha 1 – Mid Week

‘The Great Expose’ Adam and Chava tasted the sweetness of Eden. But they knew nothing else. And that is the rub. For you see, the Eternal One deserves to have – and must have – a people who, having full knowledge of all the alternative lifestyles and pleasures they could seek, voluntarily and wholeheartedly choose Him – and His Way – instead.  In order for His Glory to be revealed, and for true love to come forth, He and His Ways must be chosen over all other lovers and over every alternative lifestyle offered by the world in which we live. The Holy One does not want...

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B’reisheet Portion 1 continued

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 | 2 comments

B’reisheet Portion 1 continued

Genesis 2:20 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a HELPER fit for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said “This at last is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman,because she was taken out of Man.” Had to pull this out and dig into it just a...

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B’reisheet – Parsha 1

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 | 0 comments

B’reisheet – Parsha 1

THIS WEEK B’reisheet Torah : Genesis 1:1-6:8| Prophets : Isaiah 42:5-43:10| Gospel : John 1:1-17 Genesis 1:1-6:8 speaks about how the earth was formed and populated and the rise and fall of mankind. Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. (Genesis 3:22-23) Now, there are all kinds of questions that can arise from this...

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What is a ‘Torah Portion’?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 | 0 comments

What is a ‘Torah Portion’?

Some of you have asked me why I study the Torah Portions each week when ‘I’m not Jewish’! Well the bottom line is because it helps me understand the bible in a perspective that, for most of my life, I have missed. After all, growing up Catholic one didn’t actually read the bible, much less what is called the Old Testament. We did have a large ornamentally decorated one on our coffee table with our family tree on the inside pages, but we didn’t actually read it. After all, that was the job of our local parish priest, who was I to question that protocol? However,...

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