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.
by Rabbi Chaim Richman; The Temple Institute Parashat Yitro Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 Haftarah Yitro Isaiah 6;1 – 7:6; 9;5 – 6 (Isaiah 6,1-13) 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. […]
Texts: Exodus 18:1-20:23 || Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-9:6 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 Northern Israel and […]
By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; OHR Torah Stone Parashat Beshalach Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 Haftarah Beshalach Judges 4:4 – 5:31 (Judges 5:1 – 31) 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 […]
by Rabbi Chaim Richman; The Temple Institute Parashat Beshalach Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 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 […]
Stunning Revelation of what will bring the Final Redemption
Be sure to repeat the final conclusion from 8 minutes on the Time dial of this video. This Divine ‘Need’ underlies the completion of the Final Redemption. In line with our Parashat Va’erah this week, It is the Call to ‘Come OUT of Egypt, the 2nd Exodus’, to re-covenant to the Sinai Covenant and to Unite as ONE Nation IN the Land – above all, to prepare to be worthy to become His ‘Servant’, His Witness and Testimony – the ‘Light unto the World. And to become partner and active to promote this Vision as widely as possible.’
By Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks
Parashat Shemot – Exodus 1:1 – 6:1
Some measure of the radicalism that is introduced into the world by the story of the Exodus can be seen in the sustained mistranslation of the three keywords with which God identified Himself to Moses at the Burning Bush. … Ehyeh asher ehyeh (Ex. 3:14) the true meaning of which is ….
The story of Joseph and his brothers, spread over four parshiyot, is the longest and most tightly scripted of all the narratives in the Torah. Nothing is there by accident; every detail counts. In this week’s Parashah one moment, however, seems gloriously irrelevant – and it is this that contains one of the most beautiful of the Torah’s ideas…
You may be surprised to hear that the word “Jew” does not appear in the Five Books of Moses. The Torah refers to our people as the Children of Israel, for we are the children of our patriarch Jacob, who was given the additional name “Israel.” Israel fathered twelve children, who became the twelve tribes of Israel.
The name “Jew” comes from the name “Judah,” which means “thanksgiving.” Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and his wife Leah. As we read in this week’s Parshah, “And she conceived again and bore a son, and she said, ‘This time, I will thank [odeh] the L rd!’ Therefore, she named him Judah [Yehuda].”