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Insight and commentary on the Torah and Gospels every week, adapted from Torah Club resources.


Perez and Zerah

Just as Tamar and her midwife expected Zerah to be born first, we anticipated the final redemption to occur with the first coming of Messiah. For a brief moment, the kingdom of heaven was at hand, and if the nation had repented, Yeshua could have brought us to the final redemption.

darkness, King Messiah, light, Perez, redemption, rising, sun of righteousness, the Breaker, Vayeshev, Zerah

From Previous Weeks

The Power of the Tongue

The story of Rachel’s death illustrates the Master’s warning against swearing oaths. He said, “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes ‘ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil”

Kever Rachel, oaths, power of the tongue, Rachel, Rachel's death, Rachel's tomb, Vayishlach

Stairway to Heaven

Yeshua told Nathaniel, “You will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” What did these cryptic words mean? As far as we know from the gospel record, Nathaniel never did receive an apocalyptic vision in which he saw angels ascending and descending upon the Master.

angels, anointing, Jacob's dream, Jacob's vision, ladder

Philistine Apologies

A lot of people find it difficult, even impossible, to say, "I'm sorry." When we are pushed by others, our tendency is to push back and demand our rights. Rarely do we see someone turn the other cheek. Even among disciples of Yeshua, it is rare to see someone back down from a slight or injury.

apology, attitude, compassion, harmony, love, peace, pride, reconciliation, schism

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