Category Archives: Torah

This Week’s Torah Portion Is Devarim (Deuteronomy 1-3:22)

The Greatest Comeback Since Lazarus II (7-23-20) https://t.co/VIGoQ1l94b — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) July 23, 2020 * Deuteronomy has a completely different literary style than the previous four books. Even traditional commentators will say these are Moshe’s words not God’s (though … Continue reading

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This Week’s Torah Portion – Parashas Matot, Masei (Numbers 30-36)

Listen here. Parasha Matot is Numbers 30:2–32:42, and Masei is Num. 33-36. * Num. 30:2-17 assumes that all adult women are married. By giving the husband 24 hours to nullify the wife’s vow, it assures him that he is head … Continue reading

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Parasha Pinchas (Num. 25-30)

Listen here and here. Wikipedia: “Pinchas…is the 41st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‬, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Numbers. It tells of Pinchas’ killing of a couple, ending a plague, … Continue reading

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This Week’s Parasha (Chukat-Balak) – Numbers 19-25

The Bumpy Road To The Promised Land (7-2-20) https://t.co/GQNQAPW52T — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) July 2, 2020 Various commentaries. * Judaism and Christianity have different preoccupations with sin. For Christianity, the primary problem with sin is that it cuts off the … Continue reading

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Parasha Vayechi (Gen. 47:28-50:26)

Listen here and related: Here and here. This week’s Torah portion concludes the Book of Genesis: “The parashah tells of Jacob’s request for burial in Canaan, Jacob’s blessing of Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob’s blessing of his sons, Jacob’s … Continue reading

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