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"For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come." (Matthew 11:13)

CHAYEI SARA – “THE LIFE OF SARAH” – READINGS AND PREPARATIONS FOR THE PARASHA

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Genesis 23:1 – 25:18; Haftarah: I Kings 1:1 – 1:31 Our parasha this week is called “the life of Sarah” but it will take us through the deaths of Sarah, Abraham and Ishmael. We will study how this parasha is actually about eternal life while continuing to trace the s/Seed and the next phase of…

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VaYera

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Genesis 18:1 – 22:24; Haftarah: II Kings 4:1 – 4:37     Synopsis – This week we continue to follow Abraham, Sarah and Lot – and the s/Seed – through their missionary journeys. Abraham meet three men at his tent in the oaks of Mamre – but speaks to them as one – we study the…

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VaYera – readings and preparations for the parasha

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Parashat Vayera Genesis 18:1 – 22:24; Haftarah: II Kings 4:1 – 4:37 This week we will study the portion (parasha) of Abraham and the three visitors and Lot and Sodom. Abraham and Lot are two models of missionary dedication – and we will learn in it about the passover, and where Christ is hiding in…

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Lech-lecha

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Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 ; Haftarah Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16 Synopsis We finally meet Abraham. This third parasha continues to trace the history of salvation (and the story of The Seed) and introduces us to one of Scripture’s major figures: Abraham. We study Abraham’s calling and touch upon its complexities – both temporal and spatial.…

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Noah

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Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 ; Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5     Synopsis With this parasha we go from the complexities of creation which we studied last week to the complexities of a new creation – which is the re-doing of creation through the flood. We study the world as it was before the flood – from biblical…

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A Seed’s story

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The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living (Gn 3:20) The book of Genesis begins with the account of creation of all realities – physical and spiritual. In this blog post, we will focus on the topic of the seed in creation and its aftermath. We meet the…

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Bereshit II – synopsis, references & sources

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Bereshit II Genesis 1:26-6:8 Synopsis In this episode we continue our study of the account of creation and of the parasha called Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8). While in the previous episode we focused on creation itself, we are going to focus on the creation of man specifically in this second portion.   We will see that…

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Bereshit I – synopsis, references & sources

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Bereshit I Genesis 1:1-31 Synopsis In this episode – which is the first of two episodes dedicated to the first reading (parasha) of the year and of Scripture in general – we study Genesis 1 and the account of creation: the creation of all physical and spiritual realities as well as the revelation of the…

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Why did we choose the image of Charles River bridge crucifix in Prague for our podcast?

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One of the elements of New Creation In Christ’s mission statement is to contribute to a healthy and honest dialogue between various faiths, especially Christians and Jews. In fact, our ‘Law and prophets’ program specifically addresses the study of the weekly reading of the Torah – as it is read in the synagogues – but…

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Reading the Law and the prophets today

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We invite you, through this study of the Law and the prophets, to rediscover “him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (John 1:45). As Philip announced to Nathanael, the Law and the prophets proclaim Jesus Christ through and through – and these were heard,…

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