Category: Biblical Basics
Rabbi Steve Berkson continues teaching about the Heart of the Matter in the Book of the Acts of...Read More
In Vayeilekh, there are some key passages that hint to the mission of the black horse rider in Revelation. While Creation Gospel Workbook Two focuses on the festival season symbolized by the barley, wheat, oil, and wine, there is a clue in the prices that links the reader back to the Torah portion. Let’s look at a couple of passages in Vayeilekh and their summary points:
Adonai Himself will cross over before the Israelites.
Adonai Himself will destroy the occupiers of the Land of Israel so that the tribes may receive their portions.
Israel is to remain vigilant, expectant through the Passover night and the evening before the Day of Trumpets. Resurrection comes with the dawn. The menorah had to be so filled with oil that it would burn until dawn, yet if the fire on the altar went out, then all the oil in the world could not burn through the night as necessary. As the Feast of Trumpets approaches, it is important to do more than check the oil level in our lamps. We need to listen, measure our actions against the Word, and if necessary, repent. There’s nothing like a good repentance sacrifice to make the altar flame high, and with that fire, we can re-light our lamps to burn through the darkness of night. Evening and morning. One day.
This is a special set of teachings for the week of Sukkot. The regular Torah portion for this...Read More
Mark Pitrone, Mark Call, and new co-host Jon Behrens pick up the study of the Book of Jeremiah,...Read More
Shifting gears as we go into the book of Acts, Rabbi Steve Berkson helps us look at the Heart of...Read More
Does it seem like the word “today” is used a lot in our Torah portion? The Hebrew for “today” is HaYom. The emphasis on the opening passage of Nitzavim is “today.” The principle of “today” is that it is the day in which one listens to the voice of Elohim. Adam and Eve feared the voice of Elohim walking in the Garden because they had not listened to it, obeyed it. Today is the time of obedience to the commandments. Here are a few of the multiple verses in Deuteronomy that define “today” as the day of listening to and obeying the commandments, the voice of Elohim.Read More
Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa, way out in the very off-grid boondocks, for a special...Read More
Rabbi Steve Berkson continues The Heart of the Matter series by exploring what the Gospel of Luke...Read More