Weekly Torah

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

THIS WEEK
THIS WEEK

The LORD's Appointed Times

In the days of the Apostles, both Jewish and Gentile believers observed God's appointed times together. They met in the synagogues and in the Temple on the Sabbath and festival days to celebrate and observe God's holy days. When Gentile Christianity left the cradle of Judaism, the festivals fell into disuse for them. Is this what God intended for believers?

appointed times, biblical festivals, calendar, Emor, Passover, Pentecost, Pesach, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat, Shavu'ot, sukkot, Yom Kippur


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I Need Atonement

The suffering and the death of the righteous Messiah also accomplished atonement—not in the Sanctuary on earth but in the heavenly Sanctuary. Yeshua serves as “a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, not man” (Hebrews 8:2).

Acharei Mot, Day of Atonement, Fall Festivals, forgiveness, high holidays, High Holy Days, presence of God, provision, Yom Kippur


The Haughty Spirit

A haughty spirit finds it difficult to tolerate other people's character flaws. The haughty person fails to recognize his own shortcomings. Instead, he focuses on the shortcomings of others. Most often, when we speak ill of others, it is because we are defending our own pride. By putting someone else down, we think we are lifting ourselves up.

evil speech, haughtiness, humility, integrity, lashon hara, Metzora, pride, proper speech, slander, tongue


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.

clean, dietary laws, first fruits, holy, kashrut, kingdom of priests, kosher, Shemini, unclean


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