‍‍12 Av 5773 - 07/18/13

If You lend Money

Shemot (Exod.) 22:24 – 23:19, B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15

Ashlamatah: Isaiah 48:10-20, Special: 1 Sam. 20:18,42, Jeremiah 2:4 – 3:28

Psalm 58:1-6

Abot: 3:5

N.C.: Mk 7:31-37; Acts 15:30-41

This week’s Torah Focus centers in on the Jewish view of time. Rather than viewing time in a linear – straight line – fashion, we realize that HaShem has invested time with varying waves of energy that cycles throughout the year. Each day of the year, each month, each fast and festival, has its own particular energy. We can learn to spiritually prepare and “catch the wave” of energy as it cycles year by year. We can thereby ride the wave rather than be buried by it. Join us this week as we look at three weeks, from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av, with its own particular energy.

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‍‍24 Tamuz 5773 - 07/1/13

In the Sinai Wilderness

In the Sinai Wilderness

Shemot (Exod.) 19:1 – 20:23, Ashlamatah: Is. 35:1-10,  Psalm 56:1-14

Abot: 3:3

N.C.: Mk 7:14-16; Lk 11:45-54, Acts 15:13-18

 This Torah Focus takes a look at the address of Hakham Tsefet (Peter) as he speaks to the Nazarean Bet din concerning the Gentiles “turning to G-d.” Hakham Tsefet mentions the “Sukkah of David from Amos 9. Why does he drag Amos into the address and how does looking at the Davidic Sukkah relate to the Gentiles.  During Sukkot we are said to have seven special guests called the Ushpizin. Do they reveal anything concerning the Davidi Sukkah and Gentiles turning to G-d?

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‍‍16 Tamuz 5773 - 06/23/13

The Torah we Speak

The Spoken Torah

This Torah Focus begins by looking at Yochanan 1:1 and Messiah as the Dbar Elohim (Word of G-d). The fascination we have with the Torah is because the Torah is the Cosmos. The Universe exists because G-d read the Torah aloud when He created the Universe. However, we must always find relativity and practical application.

What practical application can we find in the words G-d spoke “In the Beginning”?

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‍‍2 Tamuz 5773 - 06/9/13

How Long do you refuse?

Shemot (Exod.) 16:28 – 18:27, B’Midbar (Num.) 28:9-15, Ashlamatah: Is. 58:13 – 59:7, 20, Special: I Samuel 20:18,42, Psalm 54:1-9 – 55:1-24

Abot: 3:2

N.C.: Mk 7:1-13; Lk 11:37-54, Acts 15:6-12

 In this Torah Focus we looked at the Nazarean Codicil’s Acts 15 and the unbearable yoke. What is the the “Unbearable Yoke. We ask several questions to cover varied possibilities. We look at Acts 15 and the question of what is really going on. How do the Gentiles relate to these questions and thoughts.

  • Do the Gentile accept the Bet Din?
  • Does the Bet Din accept the Gentiles
  • Or, is there another question?

We delve into the fact that the first two questions are invalid, turning to the third possibility. How does the Bet Din have any bearing on the Gentiles?

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‍‍2 Tamuz 5773 - 06/9/13

And they came to Elim

Shemot (Exod.) 15:27 – 16:27, Ashlamatah: Judges 1:23-26 + 2:5-7,  Psalm 53:1-7

Abot: 3:1

N.C.: Mk 6:53-56; Acts 15:1-5

We began the class with a brief discussion of the Man (Manna). We briefly looked at the Seven clouds of Kivod that surrounded the B’ne Yisrael. Then we turned to the Nazarean Codicil looking at the healing methods of Yeshua. The  Peshat text tells us that they grabed the Tsitsit of the Master. What does this mean? We look at possible explanations for this and then begin to delve into the Remes portion of our Nazarean Talmud. We take the time to slowly build upon the Remes/Allegorical interpretation defining Allegory and Remes in simple understandable terms.  From here we look at the initiation of the the phrase “unbearable Yoke” in Acts 15. What is the the unbearable yoke?

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‍‍10 Nisan 5773 - 03/20/13

Parah Adumah 5773

The Ashes of the Red Heifer

  • B’midbar (Numbers) 19:1 – 20:13‎
  • Ashlamatah: Ezekiel 36:16-38‎
  • Psalm 110:1-7
  • N.C.: Bereans (Hebrews) 8:1 – 9:14‎

We explored many things for the class this week. The mystery of the ashes of the red heifer and purification. Cedar, Hyssop, Crimson and the Fig tree,  how they are connected with the red heifer? Adam and Chava why did they cover themselves and why with fig leaves? Is someone sinful because they become ritually impure? Fire and water, how do these two elements  effect purification? These questions and many more were answered in Torah Focus class.

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‍‍27 Adar 5773 - 03/8/13

Shabbat Zachor 5773

Shabbat Zachor 5773 D’varim (Deut.) 24:19 – 25:19; Ashlamatah: I Samuel 15:1-34; Psalm 2:1-12;

N.C.: Rev. 13:11 – 14:12; 15:2-4

We opened class with talking about points from the study that fired our imagination. These are some of the things we talked about in class.

Boaz was 80 years old and Ruth 40 when they married. They had only one night together before he died and yet they produced the lineage of King David and Yeshua. The lineage of Yeshua was from a Moabitess converting to Judaism and a Judge of Israel. The marriage to Boaz earned Ruth the respect and notoriety she needed in the culture after Boaz died.

We then began to discuss the depth of So’od and how to interpret So’od. We opened to the Revelation of Messiah (the book of Revelation) and began to explicate the mystery of this “Revelation.” We compared the reception of the “Revelation” to Har Sinai showing the chain of transmission.

So’od—Symbolic—kibal

  • Revelation- Revelation
  • By G-D – Sanai
  • Yeshua – Moshe

We learned a great deal about how to interpret So’od and how to delve deeper into the book of Revelation by understanding So’od hermeneutics.

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