Parsha Thought – Va’era

How many times have you or someone you know pledged to read your Bible more or pray more if God would help you out in this one instance? If we’re honest with ourselves, we can all think back to a time like that, even if it was early in our childhood. In times of desperation, when we have nothing else to fall back on, why not reach out to God? Were you able to stick with your promise or was it akin to most New Year’s resolutions and quickly forgotten because you weren’t really prepared to follow through? It sounds like we’ve all got a little bit of Pharaoh in us.

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Parsha Thoughts – Vayigash

What do we do when we are walking down a path with an uncertain future? More importantly, what do we do when have that moment of clarity where we finally see why the road was so rocky? Are we quick to praise and thank Elohim for the journey that equipped us with what we need in this very moment or we quick to hold on to the hurt?

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Parsha Thought – Vayishlach

Eventually, it seems, all the things of our past catch up with us. We find ourselves in uncomfortable and awkward situations because of choices we’ve made throughout our lifetime. Some are only a minor inconvenience while others appear to jeopardize everything that we’ve worked for. Our main character in this week’s Torah portion is no different from you and I.

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Parsha Thought – Chayei Sarah

Torah – Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah – 1 Kings 1:1-31 Brit Chadesha – Matthew 1:1-17 This week’s Torah portion is titled “Chayei Sarah,” or “Sarah lived.” However, the Torah opens this parsha in the following way: “And Sarah lived one hundred years and twenty years and seven years; the years of…

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