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hebrew roots - Part 2

SHOULD WE MOURN FOR JERUSALEM?
On: Aug 1, 2017
By: Kim Troup

August 1, 2017 By: Sondra Baras Today is the 9th of Av, the day according to the Hebrew calendar that commemorates the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem: Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple (which was a rebuilt version of the earlier Temple of Ezra and Nehemiah).  For centuries, this date marked the terrible fate that […]

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Pikudei Exodus 38:21 – 40:38
On: Jul 27, 2017
By: Elyshia Johnson

Twice, Scripture tells us that the glory of God has filled the Tabernacle, which, in essence is what the Tabernacle was for.  When God first instructed Moses on this issue, He said:  “And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst” (Exodus 25:8). Clearly, in having His glory fill the Tabernacle, He is dwelling among His people.

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MEZORA (Leper) – LEVITICUS 14:1 – 15:33
On: Jul 26, 2017
By: Elyshia Johnson

Mezora (LEPER) – Leviticus  14:1 – 15:33 As men and women created in God’s image, we are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves and to treat everyone with respect. This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest. (Leviticus 14:2) So […]

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western wall in Jerusalem
Who “Owns” The Land of Israel? Part 5
On: Jul 18, 2017
By: Kim Troup

One has to wonder what is so special about this particular place, why did God tell David to go to this specific threshing floor and make a sacrifice? We find the answer that ties everything together and shows us the master plan that God had in mind from the very beginning in 2 Chronicles 3:1 Now Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem

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Nitzavim (Standing) – Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20
On: Sep 12, 2012
By: Kim Troup

This week’s portion includes Moses’ last speech to the nation before the final poem that is Chapter 32 and the blessings in Chapter 33. Chapter 30 is often referred to as the “Return” chapter, including, as it does, references to both a physical and spiritual return to God and the Land of Israel. But a close examination of the verses in this chapter reveals a confusing sequence of events.

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Ekev (Because) Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
On: Aug 8, 2012
By: Kim Troup

Throughout their desert experience, the Children of Israel felt the pull to return to Egypt, and Moses needed to enable them to understand the advantages of freedom, which is accompanied by servitude to G-d. Therefore, it was critical that the Children of Israel be reliant upon G-d for their food and water and understand that simple food and water from G-d as free persons is preferable to watermelon and fish in Egypt as slaves.

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