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.
Shalom, We are living in unparalleled Tines. Contradiction, disagreement and manipulation lies at the root of mass confusion. As in the time before the Noah Flood, the Tower of Bavel, the Babylonian exile – HaShem uses this confusing turmoil to create Order – His Order. And He consistently calls His People out of it and […]
http://www.jtsa.edu/where-is-god-to-be-found-in-exile Parashat VAYIGGASH BY ISMAR SCHORSCH, RABBI HERMAN ABRAMOVITZ DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROFESSOR OF JEWISH HISTORY AND CHANCELLOR EMERITUS POSTED ON JANUARY 03, 2004 / 5764 | MAIN COMMENTARY 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 […]
by Adam Kirsch https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/belief/articles/captive-among-the-gentiles-daf-yomi-280 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 […]
How Long ELI, ELI? (MY G-D, MY G-D!) Composition and lyrics by OvadYah Avrahami Performed on Guitar by OvadYah “How long, my G-d? will you still have to wait on Thy People to wake and conform to Thy Will? You urge us to build a Temple to hold Your Presence, we’re told when Your Promise […]
Rav Avraham ben Ya’acov reveals the Talmud statement about the ‘Lost or Captive Jewish Child.’ This child was created by the capture and exile of a Jewish woman from the Land of Israel through the centuries by Assyria, Babylon, the Roman Empire and on and on.
Many are led back today by HaShem through a yearning to ‘accept’ Judaism and Torah in their lives. They are mixed unrecognizably with millions of ‘Lost Ten Tribers’ who were exiled centuries before the 1st Temple destruction and also waking up to the Promised Divine Call today.
The question now arises re. the treatment by Judah of these Lost Jews who seem to be ‘re-awakening’ around the world today. If indeed, there rests an obligation on Judah to rescue such a ‘lost and captive’ Jewish soul, then we have to face the question: “What makes a ‘lost’ Ten Triber (who’s patriarchs stood with Judah at Mt Sinai and were citizens of King David and Solomon’s Israelite Empire) any different from such a ‘lost Jew?
Shalom friend, Our Commentary last week on Vayeira (‘And He appeared’) shared the general congestion of confusing news in a World which is staggering like a drunkard. It raised eye-brows and sparked not only rejection and objections but also honest concerns and questions which many would hesitate to verbalise or raise publicly. So, while we […]
We apologize for the late publication of this week’s Newsletter. We are at Week 4 of our Newsletter’s reviews of the Torah Annual Reading Program. When we consider this week’s Parashah in context with the first 3 Parashot Messages then there is a definite linkage in the Messages of these 4 Parashot: If this week’s […]
Prophetic fulfilment brings CHANGE – perfecting change often and ideally… Shalom Dear Guests and Associates of KOL HATOR Prophetic fulfilment brings CHANGE – perfecting change often and ideally requires drastic 360 degrees Change. Are you prepared to accept the challenge of Change after all the choices you have made about your LIFE to date? […]
Texts: Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 || Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 (Haftarah) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of […]