Terumah 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for a discussion of Parshah Terumah, a portion focused on the construction of the Tabernacle. As we explore this God-designed teaching picture – the lengthiest topic in the Torah – we begin with a brief look at each of the various elements of the Tabernacle. We then examine several patterns and teachings […]

February 10, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Yitro-Mishpatim 2018-19

Taking up the two portions of Yitro and Mishpatim, we start this week’s teaching by exploring the 4th of the 10 commandments, the Shabbat, focusing on the Sabbath as a witness of our marriage to the Almighty. We then look at the Torah’s revolutionary commandments given as the very heart of the covenant, including a […]

February 3, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Beshalach-Yitro 2018-19

These two Torah portions witness several of the most monumental events in Scripture, including the crossing of the Red Sea, Israel’s battle with Amalek, and the giving of the Ten Words at Mt. Sinai. Our focus for this year is a comparison of the two battles that bookend parshah Beshalach, the clashes with Egypt and […]

January 27, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Bo 2018-19

If there’s one thing lacking in the believing body today, it’s strength to stand against that which is evil in modern culture. The focus of this year’s teaching on Bo is just this idea, how we can be strong in this world. Topics under this theme include the Hebrew root for “burnt offering,” Pharaoh’s four […]

January 13, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Va’eira 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun for this Torah cycle’s study of parshah Va’eira. Our topics include fire and water and several of God’s names, including El Shaddai, Elohim, and the holiest name of God. Visuals: Va’eira 2018-19.pdf Medios Visuales: Vaerá 2018-19.pdf

January 6, 2019 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Shemot 2018-19

After a brief introduction to the Torah portion, we pause to compare Abraham to Jacob, finding lessons for how God works in our lives according to how He worked in the lives of these patriarchs. We go on to look at the important Hebrew word “Horeb,” the name of the mountain context for God’s revelation […]

December 30, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayechi 2018-19

We begin our discussion of Torah portion Vayechi by looking at Pharaoh’s one big mistake and drawing a life lesson from it. We then focus on the wonderfully complex pictures revealed in the lives of Ephraim and Manasseh. Lastly, we explore within Jacob’s deathbed blessings for the 12 brothers, drawing lessons for us today from […]

December 23, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Mikeitz & Vayigash 2018-19

We begin this combined teaching on Torah portions Mikeitz and Vayigash with a few thoughts connected to experiencing Chanukah in the Land of Israel. We then briefly summarize Joseph’s genius as he provides the opportunity for his brothers to repent. Finally, we explore several teaching points from Joseph’s story with an emphasis on seeing Yeshua’s proper position […]

December 16, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayeishev 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun as two of our members, Nate Gurnish and Brandon Rose, fill in for Grant who is away in Israel. Nate and Brandon share their thoughts on Torah portion Vayeishev, the beginnings of one of the longest stories in the entire Bible, the story of Joseph. Visuals: no visuals Medios Visuales: 

December 1, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayishlach 2018-19

At the end of Jacob’s wrestling match in portion Vayishlach, God changes his name to “Israel.” Why, then, does the Torah often continue to call him “Jacob”? In this week’s teaching, we talk about this question and discuss 6 important principles gleaned from this patriarch’s famous contest with the God of the universe. Visuals: Vayishlach […]

November 25, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayeitzei 2018-19

After a brief overview of the main topics in Vayeitzei, we explore the curious Aramaic word “memra” which occurs in the ancient Aramaic translation of this parshah and which John makes reference to in his gospel. Moving on, we reflect on Jacob’s interactions with the character named “Red” and a new character named “White.” Lastly, […]

November 18, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Toldot 2018-19

We begin this cycle’s parshah Toldot teaching with a brief look at how the Torah goes far beyond what a human would design for a religious book with its unexpected collections of stories and geneologies and building plans — all layered with unending levels of meaning. With that introduction, we discuss the interesting story of […]

November 11, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Chayei Sarah – 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun as we explore Torah portion Chayei Sarah, “The Life of Sarah.” This teaching starts with an admonition to guard against taking the holy for granted. Next, we explore the Hebrew word for “everything,” which, when read both forward and backward, yields a deep truth. We then move on to see one intriguing […]

November 4, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Vayeira 2018-19

Are Believers today really being asked to “tolerate” the homosexual lifestyle or endorse it? Did God actually tell Abraham to sacrifice his son? These are just two of the many important topics we address in this year’s Parshah Vayeira teaching. The teaching focuses on the two main subjects of homosexuality and escaping the enslavement of […]

October 28, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Lech Lecha 2018-19

Why is Abraham such a big deal in Scripture? In answering this question, we focus this cycle’s Lech Lecha teaching on the ancient Semitic blood covenant, a pivotal concept for understanding many important biblical events. As we see the blood covenant between God and a man play out over history, we begin to grasp more […]

October 21, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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Noach 2018-19

Join Beth Tikkun as we dig into Torah portion Noach. After a brief description of a wonderful trip to South Africa, we step into the parshah through the observation that both the names Elohim and the holy four-letter name for God occur in Noah’s story. The observation leads to a brief exploration of how God’s mercy […]

October 14, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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B’reisheet – Brad Moore and Brian Chima

In this first lesson of a new Torah cycle, members Brad Moore and Brian Chima fill in for Grant as he continues his trip to South Africa. Brad focuses our attention on the question, “What does it mean to be made in God’s image?” Brian takes as his focus the topics of sin and remembering. […]

October 7, 2018 in Audio, Torah 5779, Torah Commentary by

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