Commentaries & Kingdom News

July 2018


  Shalom!   This week's parasha contains the beloved and well-known Shema.  The word is translated as "listen, to attend to, to hear, to obey, give heed to."  But shema is much more than a response to sound.  When the Almighty calls Israel to "shema," He expects action.  Action that comes from the very center of one's being.  In context, the Shema is set in the middle of a very organized speech...

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Shalom!   Here we are already in the fifth book of the Torah.  Devarim/Deuteronomy is a little different than the first four books as its words were not quoted directly from YHWH, but came through the man, "Moshe": Devarim/Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words Moshe spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan... But lest we think all of Moshe's words could not be traced back to the Almighty: Devarim/Deuteronomy...

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Shalom!   The 40 year journey beginning with the birth of a nation leaving Egypt until the time they were ready to enter the Promised Land included 42 encampments.   Bemidbar/Numbers 33:1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moshe and Aharon. 2 Now Moshe wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of YHWH. And these are their journeys by...

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Shalom! I often watch videos put out by Alephbeta on the parasha.  The Jewish teachers generally stick closely to the Scripture, making comparisons, finding themes and patterns which often one can continue with Messianic connections in the Brit Chadasha.  The following is a transcript (very slightly edited) from one of their videos, done by David Block  (Pinchas).  Consider his thoughts and continue on with your own midrash! This week we read about Moses' death -...

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