Weekly Torah Reading Commentaries
Our commentaries search the Bible’s Messages for the Return of the Lost House of 10-Israel and their reconciliation with Judah – i.e. The Geulah or Redemption of Israel.
Parashot and Haftarot
The Annual reading Cycle of the Scriptures
Parashiyot (singular Parashah) – 52 weekly sections of the Torah (first 5 Books of the Bible) read on an annual recurring basis according to an ancient Jewish program. Each Parashah is named after the first Hebrew word of that section, e.g starting the annual program after the festival of Succot from Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning” – Bereisheet – thus named Parashat ‘Bereisheet’.
Haftarot (singular haftarah) – from the root פטר p-t-r ‘to conclude’) is the name given to certain biblical selections (from the Bible Books of Prophecies mainly) which are read after the Parashah of the day at Shabbat and festival services. It stems from an ancient set program compiled by the Jewish Sages to accompany the 52 week Cycle of Parashot. the never ending and constantly repeating Reading and Study Cycle invigorates Bible students with a special chain-like Message of Redemption – leading up to the Final Redemption, the Restoration of Israel and the establishment of the Universal Kingdom of the God of Israel, the Creator.
Amazing Prophetic fulfillment
As we have seen with 9th Av Prophecy, there has been a historic continuing fulfillment of awesome happenings right up to and in this Time that we are living and approaching the Final Redemption. Similarly, it is no less than supernatural how the Biblical Message and Guidance of the weekly Parashot Cycles are fulfilled in current weekly World News Events and the progressive advancement towards Final Redemption of the Nation and Land of Israel and its Message serving as a Light unto the Nations.
Of course, in the end, it is the individual personal involvement and spiritual development that is important to us all. While weekly Rabbinic commentaries on the Parashot are in abundance, eased by the Internet communications these days, there seems to be a neglected area of a lack of weekly commentaries on the accompanying Haftarot and their guidance for us towards Final Redemption. We shall therefore endeavour in our weekly Newsletter to seek and present such Scriptural guidance from the abundant informed Torah sources that are available to us today and correlate it to current News events where possible.
DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we place here are mostly not connected in any way to KOL HATOR and may well not share our views and interpretations. We do however thank them for their insight and pointers that confirm our understanding and often broaden our insight.
What a greatly stimulating exercise… Shalom dear Friend, What a greatly stimulating exercise to partake in reading and contemplating, living by the weekly Torah Readings: experiencing the confirmation and practical extending of renewed and expanded weekly broadened insights as the week unfolds; seeing the confirmations from daily News developments all around us often confirmed by […]
We have raised some questions on our various Face book Pages in regard to an intimate “Groom vs. Bride” relationship between God and His People. The response was amazing and, compared with the normal rate of response that FB pages receive, this could be termed as ‘going viral’. Hundreds of responses were unleashed – BUT, the ignorance and the resistance against the idea of a Divinely driven intimate relationship between God and His People was clear. People were simply hung up with their own religious cultural background – and was quite immovable from there.
With yet another 7th week of repetition, one has to seriously consider why would this Message be repeated in the Sacred Writings of the prophets if it were not true?
Meir Elkabas discusses the Torah portion, Parshat Nitzavim, thought the lens of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Reb Meir discusses how a person must go up and up from level to level in spiritual growth, but in order for us to go up, we have to first have a descent. He refers to a verse in […]
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis spotlights ONE ‘hidden word’ in the Parashah – ‘Shevatim’ (Tribes). This observation may well support the Plight of the Exiles of Israel – and especially the vibrancy of the 10-Tribed House of Israel which is apparently being totally overlooked these days: the forgotten exile of 10/12ths of the entire Israel Nation to whom the Divine Promises of Redemption also apply
How did Moses feel when approaching the land of Israel, knowing he wouldn’t be entering the land with his people? This video is the first in a series of three, concluding the yearly Torah cycle, where we will attempt to get inside the head of Moses at the end of his journey as the leader […]
This is week 50 of the Biblical Calendar year. At the end of the 2nd week from now we arrive at Rosh HaShanah (‘head of the year’, also known as ‘Feast of Trumpets’). Metaphorically, this could be the Day sometime in the future that HaShem shall return His Presence to imbue His living Tabernacle fully and in Glory , that ‘Servant’ whom He has been preparing to serve as a Light unto the Nations. Our Haftarah this week, Ki Tavo (‘come in’) from Isa. 60, is all about this Final Event at the Time of Final Redemption. It echoes the first entry into the Land after the Exodus from Egypt, this Time the Finale, the 2nd Exodus, from captivity in ‘spiritual Egypt’ amongst all the nations of the World. The 3 weeks of Biblical Festivities following Rosh HaShanah are all about the End Time Final Redemption, i.e. in sequence, Judgment Day, Reward to the overcomers, Marriage Festival as HaShem receives back and re-covenants with His estranged Bride whom He had sent into exile and the start of the Shabbatical Millennium – the establishment of His Eternal Kingdom over which He shall rule through ‘His Servant’ that He will have perfected under a New Covenant.
By Rabbi Dovid Siegel; torah.org/series/haftorah/ DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we place here are mostly not connected in any way to KOL HATOR and may well not share our views and interpretations. We do however thank them for their insight and pointers that confirm our understanding and often […]
The people of Israel enters the land of Israel by virtue of the Torah of Israel and thereby becomes the nation of Israel, beloved by the G-d of Israel. This is the message, the entire message, of parashat Ki Tavo, from beginning to end, a message for Israel today, and a message for the world. […]
The festive Period of Succot depicts the Great Marriage Celebration of HaShem with His restored Bride – the re-united and restored Israel. This Marriage promises to perfect the Marriage which was initiated at Sinai with His 12-Tribed Kingdom Nation. The first Marriage fell on the rocks, resulting in His Divorce from the 10-Tribed House of Israel and the exile for more than 2000 years of both Houses of Israel. It also caused the departure of the Shechinah (Presence) of HaShem from His People and Land. This week’s Parashah Ki Teitzei (‘When you go forth’) which deals with the Torah law restrictions on Divorce – that devastating breakup of the Sacred Marriage – raises some awesome considerations about the Coming Marriage. This Renewed Marriage has to bridge this Divorce and the way in which HaShem will do it places an awesome yet demanding opportunity before His professing followers.
The past week has heralded the Peace announcements between Israel and its former Arab enemy, Saudi Arabia and more such Peace deals are on the cards already. This is another barrier which is falling to make way for the Final Redemption (Geulah). Together with the exciting signs of the progress in the Return of the Lost House of 10-Israel, it serves as confirmation of the approaching Geulah. Read a Rabbinic commentary on this week’s Haftarah of Softim about the Joy of the dawning Redemption which now should replace the mourning for the unbeatable burdens of the past history of Israel…