Portions Library

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

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Shuvah Yisrael

To repent means to turn around, quit sinning, and start doing good. More specifically, it is a call to quit breaking God's commandments and return to His Torah.

Never Will I Leave You

Jewish tradition teaches that a person's income for the year is predetermined at Rosh Hashanah. The writer to the book of Hebrews quotes Deuteronomy 31:6 to encourage His readers to rely on God to provide for all their needs. He tells them to avoid greed and avarice because God has already promised not to forsake us: