Parsha Thought – Bechukotai

Why do these blessings only speak of a plentiful harvest and safety from enemies? Are there no spiritual blessings that accompany obedience to the will of Elohim? Wouldn’t “following His decrees and observing His commandments and performing them” (Leviticus 26:3) merit a personal growth and blessing as well? The Torah, apparently, doesn’t see the need to expound on that. It seems to imply that there is a direct link between how the crops turn out and how we behave.  Why?

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Parsha Thought – Emor

Our portion this week is Parsha Emor – Speak.  (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)  It continues the section on holiness, and specifically deals with the priests, sacrifices, festivals, and the Mishkan/Tabernacle.  In a very strict sense, not much of this applies to us today.  Most of us are not priests, and those that…

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Passover Thoughts

Pesach (Passover) is quickly upon us. But why remember an event that happened 4500 years ago? Is it simply cultural, is it just a religious practice? Why, and why should believers in Yeshua (Jesus) observe this day as well? When instituting the celebration Adonai said this, “Remember this day in…

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