Portions Library

A collection of essays on the weekly Torah Portions, from Genesis to Deuteronomy, adapted from Torah Club.

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Va'etchanan2 days ago

Va'etchanan

Honor Your Father and Mother

However, a father cannot teach his child to honor him by demanding honor. Neither can a mother teach her child to honor her by demanding to be honored. Instead, we teach our children to honor us by honoring our own parents and by honoring our spouses.

However, a father cannot teach his child to honor him by demanding honor. Neither can a mother teach her child to honor her by demanding to be honored. Instead, we teach our children to honor us by honoring our own parents and by honoring our spouses.

Read This Portions: Genesis – Deuteronomy
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Like the Stars of Heaven

Moses observed that the children of Israel were an innumerable host, like the stars of heaven. Abraham objected that a reward was of little use to him since he had no heir to give it to. Then the LORD took Abraham outside the tent and showed him the myriad stars splayed across the nighttime sky.

The Land of Israel

Christians have been making pilgrimages to the Holy Land since the first century. We encourage all believers in Messiah to make at least one visit to Israel. In a spiritual sense, the land of Israel is the homeland of all believers. The presence of God permeates the land.

The Man for the Job

Like one who lights one candle with another, [the leaders of Israel] were filled with the Holy Spirit. They were filled with the Holy Spirit taken from the spirit of Moses, but the Spirit of Moses was not diminished. The one candle ignites but the flame on the other candle is not diminished. (Numbers Rabbah 21:15; 13:20)

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