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Song of Songs – Holy of Holies

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Song of Songs Synopsis – Our study today takes us to the Song of Songs (or the Song of Solomon), and we study it in the context of this week’s parasha which is all about the Tabernacle of God. The Song of Songs is fundamentally a song of divine and holy love between God and…

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Ki Tissa

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Exodus 30:11 – 34:35; Haftarah: I Kings 18:1 – 18:39 Synopsis – The parasha for this week is famous for the story of the golden calf. This incident is rather minor in the overall flow of events, but it has captured our imagination for millennia – for good reason: it shows, in relatively brief strokes,…

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Tetzaveh

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Exodus 27:20 – 30:10; Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10 – 43:27 Synopsis – Our study this week takes us deeper in to the mystery of the Tabernacle, which we have studied as a place of new creation – a new Eden – a deeply feminine reality that produces new life. This week, we focus on the man…

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Terumah

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Exodus 25:1 – 27:19; Haftarah: I Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Synopsis – With this week’s portion, with enter into a new phase of Scripture where – apart from a small number of exceptions, we shall deal with the building of the Tabernacle, Holiness and Eternity. This week we focus our study exclusively on chapter 25…

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Mishpatim

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Exodus 21:1 – 24:18; Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8 – 34:22; 33:25 – 33:2 Synopsis – We begin our study this week of the “bridge” into our portion offered by last week’s portion: the instruction about altar-making and how this connects to the presence of God, justice and even the incarnation of Christ. We then study the…

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Yitro

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Exodus 18:1 – 20:23; Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5 – 9:6 Synopsis – Our parasha this week deals with time- and space-shifts, the Ten Commandments and with the person of Jethro (Yitro) after whom the parasha is named. Jethro is a fascinating figure and we study his character and try to answer why the…

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Beshalach

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Exodus 13:17 – 17:16; Haftarah: Judges 4:4 – 5:31 Synopsis – This week we shall pass through the red-sea (or the “sea of reeds” as it is known in Hebrew) and sing thogether with Moses a song of praise to God. We will not study the song in any detail but focus mostly on the…

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Bo

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Exodus 10:1 – 13:16; Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13 – 46:28 Synopsis – This week’s parasha is central to the Judeo-Christian faith and in it we see all the major themes we have studied so far come together: the Seed, the Firstborn, the Cross, Creation and – of course – the Passover as an eternal reality. We…

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Vaera

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Exodus 6:2 – 9:35; Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 Synopsis – We begin with an important left-over from last week’s parasha and focus on the scene at the burning bush with its massively important details that would overshadow the rest of the pentateuch – and indeed the rest of Scripture. We related the scene to…

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Shemot

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Exodus 1:1 – 6:1; Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13; 29:22 – 29:23; Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 Synopsis – We enter the book of Exodus with a focus on the women of Scripture and their collective role as types of Eve and – by extension – types of the Holy Mother of our Lord. We study…

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