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There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

Torah Portion In Real Time: Toldot

GODLY HUSBAND Our Torah Portion starts in Genesis 25. By the end of the previous chapter, Isaac and Rebecca   met,  and  we all  witnessed  this amazing transformation, how the story of faith…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Hayyei-sarah  

My dear readers, in the beginning I was uncertain when publishing the article about the first Torah Portion of the year. There are so many sites with Parashat Shavua commentaries,  I thought, …

Torah Portion In Real Time: Vayera In The Light Of The New...

FROM ANNUNCIATION TO SACRIFICE Torah Portion Vayera (“And He Appeared”, Gen.18:1-22:24) would be of special interest to the New Testament’ readers because the structure of this portion, in a sense, is similar…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Lech Lecha

GOD’S NAVIGATOR The famous chapter 12 of the book of Genesis, where our today’s Portion starts, opens with God’s words to Abraham:   Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Noah

We  continue discussing the current Torah Portion. The second Parashat Shavua of the year is Noah: Genesis 6:9-11:32. WHAT’S IN A NAME? Noah was born and named before our today Portion begins…

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