Commentaries & Kingdom News

August 2017

Ki Tetze

Shalom!   One of my favorite Jewish teachers of the Torah is Rabbi David Fohrman. He has many Torah videos on www.alephbeta.org, but this week I "happened" on a longer audio presentation he had done for a different audience. The subject matter further expanded on a teaching Rabbi Fohrman had previously posted on his website concerning this verse on the "law of the mother bird":   Devarim/Deuteronomy 22:6 " If a bird's nest happens to be...

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Shoftim

Shalom!   In parashat Shoftim, we read the interesting details in the protocol for war. I love how it starts with an admonition to "not be afraid" followed by a pep talk from the priest:   Devarim/Deuteronomy 20:1 "When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for YHWH your Elohim is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. 2 "So it shall be, when...

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Re'eh

Shalom!   This week there is a lot of focus on choices. Yet one's life can go down only one of two paths. There is no other choice. Following the Torah itself, IS the blessing. It is the joy of following after Yeshua our Messiah, the Living Torah. Conversely, abandoning a life of Torah can result in constant frustration and pain.     Each of us were created for a unique mission.   Ephesians 2:10 For we are His...

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Ekev

Shalom!   The first verse sets the tone for the context of the Torah portion:   Devarim/Deuteronomy 7:12 'And it shall come to pass, because you hear these judgments, and have kept, and done them, that YHWH your Elohim has kept to you the covenant and the kindness which He hath sworn to your fathers   So we see we have a covenant between the Almighty and His people, and if His people are faithful to keep His Word, then He will also be faithful to...

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Va'etchanan

Shalom! Mark 12:28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"   And Yeshua answers -   Mark 12:29 ..."The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear (Shema), O Israel, YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is one. 30 'And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your...

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