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Ki Tavo (When You Will Come) – Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8
On: Sep 1, 2020
By: Kim Troup

There is a common joke among Jews that summarizes all of our Jewish holidays in one sentence: They tried to kill us, G-d saved us, let’s eat. It doesn’t quite apply to every holiday, but certainly Passover, Purim and Hanukkah fit the bill. And the statement certainly tells us a great deal about Jewish culture.

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Re’eh (Behold) – Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17
On: Aug 13, 2020
By: Kim Troup

We are often witness to the fact that the nations of the world hold the Jewish people and the State of Israel to a higher standard. Frankly, in most cases, those nations are not really interested in placing Israel on a higher pedestal, but creating a basis for criticism against Israel.

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Sondra Baras
The Nations Are Seeking Out Israel Eager to Learn Torah!
On: Aug 6, 2018
By: Elyshia Johnson

From the four corners of the earth, the nations are seeking out Israel, eager to learn and understand G-d’s word as it emanates from Jerusalem.  We are witness to the fulfillment of this prophecy.  We are living in amazing times when the nations are seeking out the word of G-d from Jerusalem, asking the people of Israel to share the wisdom of centuries of intense Bible study.

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How I Celebrate Shavuot in Samaria
On: May 17, 2018
By: Elyshia Johnson

This week we celebrated Shavuot, my personal favorite holiday of the Jewish year. While the Bible references this holiday as the Festival of First Fruits, on this holiday we also commemorate receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. In fact, since our exile from the Land of Israel nearly 2,000 years ago and our separation from the Biblical harvests, this aspect of the holiday has become its central theme.

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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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Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27
On: Jul 26, 2017
By: Elyshia Johnson

Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 Through acts of compassion and charity we can indeed become holy and worthy of the description, ‘A kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ You shall be holy for I the Lord your God am holy. (Leviticus 19:2) Throughout Leviticus, God commands Moses to teach the Children of Israel, or to […]

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