Noach

Torah: Genesis 6:9 - 11:32 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1 - 55:5 A note on Bible versions: I use and link to verses and passages primarily in the Authorised King James Version (KJV) simply because I prefer it - I like the sound of the language, I think it is beautiful and easier to memorise than modern … Continue reading Noach

New Cycle, New Year

The Jewish year ends and begins again with the festival of Simchat Torah - rejoicing in the Torah, which took place at the beginning of the week. I didn't manage to get round to posting anything for the High Holidays of Rosh haShanah, Yom Kippur or Sukkot, as we were moving house. But a new … Continue reading New Cycle, New Year

Parsha Terumah

Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 Brit Chadashah: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 Matthew 5:33-37 Apologies for the delay this week - it has been ridiculously busy and I just haven't managed to stop and look properly at this study, so this will be very brief. For more details, there are several different good commentaries on … Continue reading Parsha Terumah

Parsha: Yitro

Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 B'rit Chadashah: Matthew 8:5-20 Summary The parsha begins with the visit of Moses' father-in-law Jethro (whose name forms the title of the parsha) to him in the wilderness, bringing his wife Zipporah and their sons Gershom and Eliezer with him. Jethro notices that Moses is struggling to sit … Continue reading Parsha: Yitro