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.
Yonah Bar-Maoz Department of Bible by the faculty of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Who were the three “men” who visited Abraham? They are indeed called “men” in Chapter 18, men who eat and drink and perhaps even wash their feet. Later, however, it becomes clear beyond a shadow of doubt that these are […]
KOL HATOR Comment on this inspiring Haftarah Commentary: Our Blog for this week “Judah the Light unto the Nations” presents a review from another angle of the Great Blessing as expressed in this Parashat Commentary, i.e. to be a Light Unto the Nations in the End Time Process of the Ingathering of the Exiles. This […]
Haftarat Bereshit with Rabbi Asher Meza of TorahJudasim.org
The prophet opens with a proclamation that God created a purposeful world. He then enjoins upon those whom He created to act as His advocates: “I the Lord, in My grace, have summoned you, and I have grasped you by the hand. I created you, and appointed you a covenant people (l’brit am), a light of nations (l’or goyim), opening eyes deprived of light, rescuing prisoners from confinement, from the dungeons those who sit in darkness.” (6-7)
Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life. 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 […]
“And God said, let there be… And there was… and God saw that it was good.”
Thus unfolds the most revolutionary as well as the most influential account of creation in the history of the human spirit.
In Rashi’s commentary, he quotes Rabbi Isaac who questioned why the Torah should start with the story of creation at all. Given that it is a book of law – the commandments that bind the children of Israel as a nation – it should have started with the first law given to the Israelites, which does not appear until the twelfth chapter of Exodus
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
The Almighty enters into a third covenant during Moses’ lifetime as an affirmation of the truth that despite the backsliding of Israel, their covenant with their God who is always ready to accept their repentance remains eternally validated. The significance to this third Covenant and the manner in which it clearly differs from its predecessors – is its democratic element. Every single Israelite is summoned and included, the heads of the tribes… the little ones, wives, even the stranger who is in the camp, the hewer of wood and the drawer of water” (Deut. 29:9–10).