Bamidbar

Numbers 1:1 – 4:20: Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 Synopsis – As we begin the book of Numbers a major teaching is presented to us: the tabernacle which, in the eyes of the world is very small, is in actual reality greater than any physical reality. From this we start to learn about the tribes…

Bechukotai

Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34: Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 Synopsis – We have reached the end of Leviticus – a book of holiness that is beyond time and space, a book which is so unique in that is reveals to us the mysteries of eternal life, of the true Sabbath, of the reality of the…

Behar

Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2; Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6 – 32:27 Synopsis – We study the feast and assembly-times of the children of Israel and the closing of an inclusio (parenthesis) that has been with us from Exodus 27. At the end of this inclusio we meet the son of an Israelite woman and an Egyptian man…

Emor

Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23; Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 – 44:31 Synopsis – This week we continue with the laws of purity and holiness – specifically of dealing with death and the dead. We start our study with left-overs from last week’s parasha that deal with sexual immorality and study these from a spiritual standpoint (above and…

Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27; Haftarah: Amos 9:7 – 9:15; Ezekiel 20:2 – 20:20 Synopsis – This week’s parasha is a double parasha called “after the death of saints” — an appropriate title for the closing of a parenthesis that started with the death of Nadab and Abihu. We begin our study with leftovers from last week’s…