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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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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Genesis 37a

In this Torah Project teaching, we begin by addressing the question of the validity of extra-biblical sources, especially Jewish sources. We look at several mentions in the Bible of extra-biblical works, explore the Greek word for “oracles” in Romans 3, then look at a particularly helpful extra-biblical source on Genesis 37:2 that draws many comparisons […]

October 15, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 33b-34

We further our Torah Project series with the fascinating continuation of Jacob’s story, drawing lessons from Jacob’s heartbreaking fall after what is probably the greatest spiritual high of his life. The rapid descent begins with yet another lie to his brother Esau and leads to one of the darkest chapters in the Torah, Genesis 34. The story of the rape of […]

September 17, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 32b-33a

Continuing the Torah Project in Genesis, we focus on Jacob’s seemingly mysterious wrestling match at the stream called “Jabbok,” allowing the Torah to cast light on the fear and stress we all struggle against. With a special focus on 2 Corinthians 1-3, Mark 14, and Watchman Nee’s short book The Release of the Spirit, we look at what it […]

August 20, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 25

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we take a peek into the origins of Eastern religions. Then we consider the many principles concerning the body, soul and spirit that are portrayed by Rebekkah’s pregnancy, and the birth of Jacob and Esau. Visuals: Genesis 25 Medios Visuales: Gén 25

June 10, 2017 in Audio, Genesis, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37 (Part 3)

Join Beth Tikkun as we study Genesis 37. This teaching’s study Resources: Joseph’s Two Dreams Did Jacob Scold Joseph Image 1

June 21, 2009 in Audio, Genesis, Tanakh by

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Genesis 37 (Part 1)

Join Beth Tikkun as we study Genesis 37. This teaching’s study Resources: Joseph’s Spiritual Essence Jacob

June 7, 2009 in Audio, Genesis, Tanakh by

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Genesis 31 – 32

Join Beth Tikkun as we study Genesis 31 – 32. This teaching’s study Resources: There and back again Laban the Aramean

May 7, 2009 in Audio, Genesis, Tanakh by

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Genesis 25 – 27 (Part 2)

Join Beth Tikkun as we study Genesis 25 – 27. This teaching’s study Resources: Choose Life! Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Study in Incongruity

April 14, 2009 in Audio, Genesis, Tanakh by

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