Weekly Torah

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


Buffalo, Bacon or Sloth?

Asking why a buffalo is kosher while a giant sloth is not kosher is like asking why the Sabbath is on the seventh day of the week and not the first day of the week or why the sun rises in the east instead of the west. Some things we have to accept simply because God says so.

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From Previous Weeks

Passover and Easter

We use the terms “Passover” and “Feast of Unleavened Bread” interchangeably. In the Torah, however, the terms are distinct. The Passover (pesach, פסח) refers to the actual sacrifice that occurred on the fourteenth day of the month. The Festival of Unleavened Bread refers to the seven-day festival that begins that day at sunset—the fifteenth day of the month.

Easter, Passover, pesach, unleavened bread

Blood on the Doorposts

The value of Passover for believers transcends mere ritual and symbolism. It speaks to us of the death and resurrection of the Master and the great salvation of human souls. It serves as a type and a shadow for the ultimate redemption that has been granted to us through Messiah.

Passover, passover lamb, Pesach, salvation

In Jars of Clay

The law of the clay vessels brings to mind a passage from the Apostle Paul. In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul compared believers to jars of clay containing valuable treasure. Though our mortal bodies are perishable and temporary—like a clay jar—the treasure contained within them is immortal: the death and resurrection of Yeshua.

consecration, death, holy people, jars of clay, resurrection, sacrifice, sin offering, treasure, Tzav

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