Portions Library

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

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Va'etchananAug 11

Va'etchanan

He Who Seeks Finds

We should never congratulate ourselves as if we have already attained the goal. A person should always regard himself as a seeker of God. Even if we have found the way to God through the person of His Son, Yeshua, this is only the beginning of the quest, not the end.

We should never congratulate ourselves as if we have already attained the goal. A person should always regard himself as a seeker of God. Even if we have found the way to God through the person of His Son, Yeshua, this is only the beginning of the quest, not the end.

Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
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Expounding the Torah

Expounding the Torah is a job for every disciple. In the same way that it is incumbent upon us to spread the gospel in every place and at every time, it is also incumbent upon us to teach the Torah.

Blushing Like Fire

Moses issued a chilling order: to kill all the women, sparing only the virgin girls. The ancient Near East was a barbaric and ruthless place, and a story like this reminds us of that context. But how do we understand and reconcile these events within an ethical worldview and the spirit of Torah?

Moses' Uncertainty

When the daughters of Zelophehad asked Moses for a ruling, he did not decide the case himself. He brought the question to the LORD. Why did Moses need to consult God? Why was he unable to judge the case himself? Was Moses uncertain of the correct answer?

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