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: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 || Isaiah 43:21-44:23 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 their Reconciliation […]
After weeks of details and details and more details, we finally arrive at the climactic end of Sefer Shemot:
“And the cloud engulfed the Tent of Meeting, and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And Moshe was not able to go to the Tent of Meeting, for the cloud was dwelling there and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And when the cloud would lift from the Mishkan, the Jewish People would travel on all of their travels…
The core message of this week’s Torah portion Parashat Vayakhel is focused on OUR Main responsibility towards HaShem’s Goal for Mankind – to ensure our participation in the building of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) in which He wishes to dwell amongst His People who will become sanctified as His Temple – to serve as a Light unto the Nations and through whom He will rule over the Universe in His Eternal Kingdom.
Now, for how to achieve this?
Like all success in life, the Creator’s Recipe is for man to…
This week’s Parshah and its name: Vayakhel is the Torah’s primer on how to build community.
It does so in a subtle way. It uses a single verb, k-h-l, to describe two very different activities. The first appears in last week’s parsha at the beginning of the story of the Golden Calf. “When the people saw that Moshe was long delayed in coming down the mountain, they gathered (vayikahel) around Aharon and said to him: get up, make us gods to go before us. This man Moshe who brought us out of Egypt – we have no idea what has become of him” (Ex. 32:1). The second is the opening verse of this week’s parsha: “Moshe assembled (vayakhel) all the community of Israel and said to them: these are the things the Lord has commanded you to do” (Ex. 35:1).
Texts: Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 || I Kings 7:40 – 7:50 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:13 – 7:26) Parashah Pekudei: Texts: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || I Kings 7:51 – 8:21 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:40 – 7:50) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in […]
Parashat Ki Tisa
1 Kings 18,1-39
(1 Kings 18,20-39)
More insights and guidelines presented by this week’s Parashah on the ‘Primary Goal’ of the Creator of which YOU are part of, i.e. to sanctify yourself and present yourself as a human Tabernacle in which G-d will dwell amongst His People, to serve as a Light unto the Nations, bringing Universal subjection to the King of Kings (the topic of the current 14 weekly Parshiyot)… READ MORE >>
The promise for long life only comes from two commandments: honoring your parents and sending away a mother bird before taking her young. What’s the common denominator here? In this week’s Torah portion, Rabbi Fohrman brings new light to this strange commandment and explains why its reward is long life. Check out more Torah […]
The world is filled with fear. From Corona virus to political instability – people’s lives are being turned upside down. In response, like always we look for an escape, for some sort of light beyond that will guide us.
Rebbe Nachman teaches that although in the past all beginnings began with Pesach, now they begin with Purim.
What does this mean?