Shemot 2021

“Shemot” means “names,” and we look at the Hebrew for several names in this week’s teaching. Before we do so, we ask the question, “Why did Israel have to go down to Egypt?” Other topics include four uses of the phrase “on the stones” and the “deep” subject of four men who meet four women […]

December 24, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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Vayigash 2021

One of the most dramatic Torah portions, parsha Vayigash witnesses Joseph reveal himself to his brothers. In this week’s teaching, we puzzle through Joseph’s strange treatment of his brothers leading up to this revelation, we look at secrets connecting the Tetragrammaton to the names “Judah” and “David,” we hear several fascinating quotes from rabbis regarding […]

December 10, 2021 in Media, Torah 5781 (2021-2022), Torah Commentary by

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1 Corinthians 8 & 9: Living a Selfless Life

In looking at the text of 1 Corinthians chapters 8 & 9, we admire Paul’s ability to be flexible and gracious for the sake of the gospel, giving up his own rights when necessary to win over all kinds of people. We also learn more about dietary issues facing 1st century Believers, we look at […]

January 30, 2021 in 1 Corinthians, Apostolic Writings, Media by

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Yom Kippur 2019

As is our tradition on the Sabbath before Yom Kippur, this week we “retell” the Yom Kippur story through the details described in Leviticus 16. Join us as we rehearse the “story” of this sacred ritual at the Temple which is the foundation of all the other stories in the Word, a description of what […]

October 6, 2019 in Media, The Moedim by

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Song of Songs – Part 1

Join us as we dive into the “most spiritual” of King Solomon’s 3 books, the Song of Songs. We begin by acknowledging the intimate subject of the book; this rather plain-spoken introduction is followed by a lesson on interpreting allegory with the help of the Hebrew word “ani” which means “I” or “boat.” We then […]

July 29, 2018 in Media, Song of Songs, Tanakh by


The Genesis of Passover

Join us for this special Passover Torah Project teaching. Using as our starting point the Genesis 46 record of the 70 souls who descended to Egypt, we explore the concept that Israel is formed in the womb of Egypt and birthed from that place during the Exodus. We look into how God has wonderfully hidden […]

April 1, 2018 in Genesis, Media, The Moedim, Torah Project by

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Hanukkah 2017

Join us as we celebrate the Feast of Dedication together with our new host congregation, Riverside Alliance Church in Akron, Ohio. Helpful for both the Hanukkah novice and veteran, this teaching focuses on the Hanukkah-related Jewish expectations of Messiah’s self revelation. It all starts with an evil ruler and the desecration of twelve very special […]

December 22, 2017 in Media, The Moedim by

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Genesis 39

Continuing the Torah Project teaching series, we dig into the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, the first of 3 stories in which Joseph is given authority over a domain. Reading Joseph as Messiah and reading Potiphar (and his wife) as the believer, we ask the question, “How can the believer tempt the Messiah to […]

November 19, 2017 in Genesis, Media, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37c

In this Torah Project teaching, we finish our study of Genesis 37 with a review of the key concept of “2 Messiahs” (Mashiach ben Yoseph and Mashiach ben David), and we extend our list of Messianic parallels between the stories of Joseph and Yeshua, adding 17 corollaries in just these 19 verses in chapter 37. […]

November 5, 2017 in Genesis, Media, Torah Project by

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Genesis 37b

Continuing the Torah Project teachings in Genesis 37, we begin by looking in depth at the amazing figure of Joseph, one of the clearest pictures of Messiah in all of Scripture. We start by examining the Hebrew word describing Joseph’s colorful coat, “passim,” finding in it both a reference to the Messiah and an allusion […]

October 22, 2017 in Genesis, Media, Torah Project by


Colossians 1a

Join Beth Tikkun as we begin our study in Paul’s letter to the Colossians. In this first study we ask the question ‘What does God look like?’ Paul gives us some surprising mental and theological pictures that will provide a framework that will help the reader to better comprehend the essence of the King of the […]

April 17, 2016 in Apostolic Writings, Colossians, Media by


Matthew 2

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our study in Matthew’s gospel. In this study we look at the two missing years in Matthew’s account and go to Luke’s Gospel (ch.2) which fills in the gap. We learn about the geography of Bethlehem and correct some misconceptions about the nativity story. And by the way, Mike turned […]

November 23, 2014 in Apostolic Writings, Matthew by

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Religious Jargon – Part 3

Join Beth Tikkun as we begin our study in the Book of Acts. This teaching’s study Resources: Jewish Messiah Leaning Menorah

October 21, 2010 in Acts of the Apostles, Apostolic Writings, Media by


Religious Jargon – Part 2

Join Beth Tikkun as we begin our study in the Book of Acts. This teaching’s study Resources: God’s Hand & God’s Breath Jewish Messiah

October 14, 2010 in Acts of the Apostles, Apostolic Writings, Media by

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1st Samuel 21 – 22

Join Beth Tikkun as we study the book of 1st Samuel. This teaching’s study Resources: David – A Picture of Messiah Blessed Deceptions

July 21, 2008 in 1 Samuel, Media, Tanakh by

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