Parashot Teachings

This parashah introduces us to Abraham. We are told how he was called out of Ur and traveled to a place he did not know, trusting in the Lord to guide him. His travels led to Egypt during a famine,

Who doesn’t know the story of Noah and the Ark? How Noah was the only righteous man found throughout the world, so God decided to save him and his family from the destruction of mankind, which had become evil and

Last week we celebrated the end of the annual cycle of High Holy Days with the rolling back of the Torah during Shemini Atzeret, so we get to start reading the Torah, all over again. That is why the holiday

This parashah contains the instructions and guidelines God gave to Moses, to teach the Israelites so that they can teach the rest of the world, regarding how to choose the ones who will judge the people. God goes on to

This parashah continues Moses’ discourse, now going into the second of Three Discourses, this one concentrating on the laws that he has given. He tells the people when they enter the land to write a blessing on Mount Gerizim and

In this parashah, Moses again repeats the same warnings he has already given and will continue to repeat throughout this book.   If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. He confirms that so

Moses reminds the people of the fact that he, Moses, is not allowed to enter the land and all those who rebelled against God have died off, leaving this generation to take possession. He assigns three cities as a City

We have now come to the last book of the Torah. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. It is the 11th month of the 40th year since the Israelites came out of

There is so much here that I have to just give the highlights. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. We start with the regulations regarding the Red Heifer and the purification procedures

This is a well-known story of rebellion; Korach, a Levite, jealous of Moses organized other Levites, all leaders within their tribes, to rebel against Moses and Aaron and to appoint a different leader (who he thought should be himself.) If

The Israelites are within sight of the Holy Land, and Moses picks 12 men, princes and leaders within their tribe, to scout out the land, the people, and bring back military intelligence so that the invasion and taking over of

The people have been in the desert for a year and have completed building the Tabernacle. Now God tells Moses to have Aaron set up the lampstand, or menorah so that the light will shine in front of it. Next,