Tag Archives: Temple

Terumah – Echoes Through Scripture

Torah Portion Terumah Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 This year we will be going through the Torah portion cycle looking for themes which occur in each Torah portion that recurs throughout the rest of Scripture with a special focus on connecting them to the Apostolic Writings (New Testament). In Terumah, we will continue our discussion from last week about what Israel was expecting …

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Vayetse – Echoes Through Scriptures

Torah Portion Vayetse Genesis 28:1 - 32:2 This year we will be going through the Torah portion cycle looking for themes which occur in each Torah portion that recurs throughout the rest of Scripture with a special focus on connecting them to the Apostolic Writings (New Testament). In Vayetse, we will see how Jacob's "ladder" at Bethel is actually in reference …

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Psalm 15: Psalms as Torah

The Psalms as Torah Psalm 15   Welcome to the series where we will be investigating each psalm in light of the Torah, honor and shame, justice & righteousness, and analyzing the genre of each psalm and its relationship to the surrounding psalms. I would challenge each of you to read the psalms which will be covered for yourself prior to watching …

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Restoring Honor & Removing Shame According to the Temple Service (Complete)

Many people consider Leviticus to be a book of rituals that no longer carry any meaning, however Leviticus does not actually contain enough information to perform even one of these rituals. In reality, the rituals and Temple service were given as a means of preserving the values and principles that were designed by YHVH Himself to allow us to draw …

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VaYakhel – Ordering Sacred Space

Parashah VaYakhel Ordering Sacred Space Exodus 35:1 - 38:20 And Moses assembled the whole congregation of the sons of Israel…all with a willing heart, both men and women…brought a freewill offering to YHWH…and so the Mishkan was unified[1]. Many of us have heard of the Tabernacle, or Mishkan in Hebrew, and many of us have seen models of it, yet it still …

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Haftarah Vayakhel & Pekudei

Torah Portions Vayakhel & Pekudei Exodus 35:1 - 40:38 1 Kings 7:13-26, 7:40-50, 7:51 - 8:21 Shalom! This is the twenty second portion in the Haftarah cycle. This week is a combination of two Torah Portions which are both focusing upon the building and initiation of Solomon's Temple. We will be discussing the important aspects of temples according to ancient …

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Haftarah Terumah

Torah Portion Terumah Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 1 Kings 5:12 - 6:13   Shalom! This is the nineteenth portion in the Haftarah cycle where we will be discussing Solomon's building of the temple along with the concept of forced labor as a form of taxation in the ancient Near East.  This year we will be spending approximately one hour on …

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Terumah – Guardian of the Covenant

Parashah Terumah Guardian of the Covenant Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 And there, above the kapporet-lid between the Keruvim that are on the Ark of the Witness, I will meet with you and speak with you everything that I command you concerning the children of Israel[1]. Growing up reading what I knew as the "Old Testament", I frequently heard about the Israelite …

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