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.
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Texts: Exodus 1:1-6:1 || Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23 (Haftarah, Ashkenazi)/ Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Haftarah, Sephardic) 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 […]
Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23 (Haftarah, Ashkenazi) Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 (Haftarah, Sephardic) This Shabbat, we have the situation where there are two traditions for the Prophetic portions to be used as the “Haftarah” – the Ashkenazi tradition and the Sephardic, and they do not overlap at all! In fact, the Haftarot are provided by […]
(AlephBeta) After Joseph was sold into slavery, why didn’t he ever get in touch with his father? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman will help us attempt to look at the story through Joseph’s eyes, and explore the possibility that Joseph assumed his father was in on the plot. This new perspective helps us understand Joseph, […]
(Breslov Research Institute) In this fascinating parsha we learn about Yosef interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams. Why did Pharaoh believe Yosef’s interpretation? Reb Meir tells us that the real power of a Tzaddik, like Yosef, is that they come up with advice and a solution right away. Also, that a Tzaddik has compassion and wants to help, […]
Parashah – Genesis 37:1 – 40:23 Haftarah – Amos 2:6-3:8 Sources used for extracts and quotes for this commentary: thelandofisrael.com torah.org/torah-portion/haftorah-vayeishev/ www.torahvort.com/vayeshev/haftorah-vayeshev/ www.uscj.org.il/commentaries/haftarah-parshat-vayeshev/ This haftarah is read with Parashat Vayeshev because of one line in it: “They have sold for silver those whose cause was just” (Amos 2:6). Underlying this Parashah is the enlightening review […]
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Jacob – the final of the three forefathers, has some of the most complicated and unbelievably beautiful narratives in Biblical literature. Strangely, when we delve into the stories of Jacob, the theme that emerges seems to be…deception? As the text seems to point out, Jacob deceives his family members, and is in turn deceived by […]
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What is the goal of Creation? Reb Meir explains how “chochmah”, knowledge of Hashem, is vital to being truly alive. Because tzaddikim are strongly connected to chochmah, their prayers are very powerful. Related Posts:Whom does Hashem need? – Parshat Beshalach (Meir Elkabas)Parshat Shelach – Meir Elkabas about the Holy LandParshat Nitzavim (Meir Elkabas, Breslov […]