When He Sent…

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022 | 0 comments

When He Sent…

Beshalach ~ When he sent — בְּשַׁלַּח Exodus 13:17–17:16 ~ Pillars of Cloud and Fire This week’s Torah Portion is like an onion. WHAT? Yes, it is like an onion and the layers need to be carefully peeled back. If you don’t pay attention, the tears will trickle down your cheeks and you will gasp for fresh air. So pay attention. Ok, pay attention to what? Well, when I read scripture I like to see what happened then and what is happening now. So consider, if you will, the fact that God did not lead the Israelites out of Egypt the easy way….nope, He guided them into the...

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Who was that kid in the multicolored coat?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2021 | 1 comment

Who was that kid in the multicolored coat?

You think you know the story right? A youngun by the name of Joseph was the last arrow in Jacob’s ‘kid’ quiver. So, yep, he was the baby. And as every parent knows, the baby gets his/her way. I think it’s because by the time you get past the first two …. you’re worn out and you let things slide. Or at the very least you compromise, a lot. So during this week’s Torah portion, we see that the past of Joseph has circled back and he is at the beginning of his journey again. It’s kind of a cyclical thing 🙂  While once his brothers sold him into...

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“Last Day” Ponderings

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 | 0 comments

“Last Day” Ponderings

 LAST DAY? What last day? Dear Mishpocha (family), Today, on the calendar that I follow for the Feast Days, it is the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, following Passover and then First Fruits (Lev 23:9-14). For some of you, Easter comes tomorrow and you will be celebrating the Resurrection then. To reconcile the two, one can also read I Cor. 15:20-23 where Paul speaks about Jesus being the First Fruits. Either way, those of us that follow the God of Israel and our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) rejoice in the Son overcoming evil and paving the way for all of us to return to the Father!...

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Torah Portion #17 – Yitro

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 | 0 comments

Torah Portion #17 – Yitro

I am the Holy One your God. It is I Who brought you forth from the land of Egypt. Exodus 20:2 This is one of the most amazing and confusing Torah portions I’ve ever combed through – how about you? Have you ever considered a different understanding of this portion than the one you have been spoon-fed for years? Have you ever gone outside the box of religiosity and the dogmatic approach of theology to gaze into the looking glass of centuries past? Well, get ready beloved, you may vehemently object, but after you kick and scream and cling to your religious blanket, you may view our...

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The Revelation of …..

Posted by on Dec 25, 2020 | 0 comments

The Revelation of …..

THE REVEALING! This week’s Parsha (reading) of the scriptures concerns the revealing of a man whom many presumptiously thought dead. When his brothers turned against him in anger, threw him in a pit for being what they thought was arrogant and presumptious, and then finally sold him off to some unscrupulous gangs traveling along the road to Egypt….they thought they were rid of their ‘problem’. Not so. Nothing is ever that simple! We ourselves try to get rid of our problems by dumping them into a pit, passing them off to an unsuspecting soul and believing that we have...

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Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 | 2 comments

Vayigash-Genesis 44:18-47:27

18 Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ 20 And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 We said to my lord, ‘The...

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