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.
We have observed many signs this week that the Restoration of Israel End Time Process is taking shape. Normally, such signs are not always obvious. In fact, clear signs of success are mostly dangerous, for the many negative side effects it carries. Reminds us of the Rabbi who said: “I get very worried when my entire congregation agrees with me and there is no fierce rejection of my view points!”
At the risk of seeming self priding, we will share some of these observations this week rather than a blog and Parashat commentary. We will share video and other snippets of such inspiring signs that came our way, unasked for. To us, this showed a monumental move forward in our endeavours to get Judah to recognize and accept the reality of a “reawakening Ephraim” out there.
We are now at the Redemptive stage of the 2nd Exodus, having left the exile in spiritual Egypt, and now being “in the Wilderness Trek” towards the Promised Land where HaShem will raise and perfect His Tabernacle (Temple) in which He will dwell amongst His People to rule over His Universal Kingdom through “His Servant” whom He is preparing.
Resistance amongst the Nation featured prominently in the 1st Exodus. It now serves as a paradigm for our current experience on this Final Lap. We can mirror our current experience in this and learn from the mistakes made in the 1st Exodus.
This week’s Parashat Korach highlights such a major flaw in the Nations reactions. It deals with the rebellion of Korach against Moshe’s leadership. This serves as yet another mirror for us to evaluate and reconsider our own reactions in this regard on our current Final Trek to the ultimate Achievement.
By Rabbi Chaim richman, The Temple Institute Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 Haftarah Korach 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 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 […]
Texts: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 || 1 Sam. 11:14 – 12:22 (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 […]
This week we find ourselves in the time of the “12 Spies” – checking the Final Entry. And the report, coming from “the Two” sides (10 and 2 sectors): 2 spies positive and 10 spies negative, causing the entire nation in transition to cry through the night.
Significantly, the 2 ‘approving spies’ were:
Yoshuah – from the Tribe of Ephraim, and
Caleb – from the Tribe of Judah.
This already sets a confirmation of the metaphorical hint at the 2-House Reconciliatory Redemption that we are now approaching in Time. If this allegory is correct, what then is the Message that this week’s Parashah conveys to us?
Shelach Lecha 5780; By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; aish.com Parashat Shelach Numbers 13,1-15,41 Haftarah Shelach Joshua 2,1-24 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 […]
This week, we read about the tragic sin of the spies. It’s a very frustrating story. Every time we read it, just as the spies are about to give their report, we want to scream out, “NO – DON’T DO IT!” How could they have doubted God? How could they have sinned so egregiously? (Aleph […]
Meir Elkabas discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Shelach. Reb Meir explains the holiness of the Land of Israel, and how a Jew should strive to truly come to the Holy Land, live as Jew, and become a part of the land. DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we […]
Chaim Kramer discusses the weekly Torah portion, Parshat Shelach, and explains how lashon hara, negative talk, slander against other people and the spies complaints and bad reports against the Land of Israel, sowed destruction, and gives examples relevant today, especially the news media. DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that […]
By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; aish.com Parashat Beha’alotkha Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 Haftarah Beha’alotkha Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 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 […]