Author Archives: Pete Rambo

About Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!

Torah Portion: Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

The Apostle Paul instructed the appointment of elders. Why? Did he institute an office, or was he being very pragmatic? And, if so, why? We begin the transition from family to nation, but is it a change of status, or … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)

Late, and against all odds, this week’s Torah Portion commentary is up on our Torah Portion Series page. Shabbat Shalom!!

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Shame, Reproach and the Image of Marriage

Honor and shame are concepts almost completely lost on western culture. We watch memes, gifs and video clips of foibles and disasters that befall others and consider it humorous to mock and laugh at their misfortune. We even encourage and … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)

Bombshell material in this commentary on Vayigash!! What does it mean to build a nation, and how does God do it vs. how man does it? Does family structure play a role? Buckle up, because several cited sources in this … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Miketz (Gen. 41:1-44:17)

What can we learn about leadershio, patriarchy and responsibility from Joseph and his epuc testing of hus brothers? Come aling and check out this week’s Torah Portion Commentary as we dip into Miketz and consider Reuben, Simeon, Judah and Joseph … Continue reading

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Five years of growth…

Five years ago today, with much fear and trepidation, I hit the ‘post’ button and launched an article into cyperspace that literally scared the hell out of me. I had been studying a topic for months in an effort to … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayeshev (Gen. 37:1-40:23)

The ‘Joseph Portions’ are my favorite and this is a fun look at the first through a different lens: headship and patriarchy. The major shift for me is that I had to spend more time understanding Judah and Tamar and … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayishlach (Gen. 32:3-36:43)

Join us this week for another Torah Commentary from the unique perspective of headship and patriarchy. Jacob, the Godly patriarch, is faced with significant challenges, both within and without the family. How does he respond? What can we learn? And, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genesis Look Again, A Fresh Translation with Notes

Recently, as I have been assembling a weekly commentary on the Torah Portions that focuses n headship and patriarchy, a major theme, I have been utilizing and enjoying Rabbi Yirmeyah Ben Avrom’s recently published Genesis Look Again, A Fresh Translation … Continue reading

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Restoring kol Israel: Democratic Republic or Theocratic Patriarchy?

What will be the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom? Will it be a democratic republic? Most people who never ponder the form of government in the Millennial Kingdom merrily assume that it will be some sort of democratic … Continue reading

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Major Announcement by Ani Yosef!!

In a major announcement this morning, Ani Yosef posted that their next service project will be IN Jerusalem for Passover and the price has come down considerably. Their April 2020 trip will be 14 days long for just $350 which … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayetze (Gen. 28:10-32:3)

God gave Jacob a vision, then gave him four wives! Wait, What?! Sure to spark real discussion and digging in the Scriptures, this week’s portion discusses the importance of vision for every man and the family he leads, as well … Continue reading

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Restoring kol Israel: Greco-Romanism in the Kingdom?

Food poisoning is not a pleasant experience. In fact, sometimes it can be quite serious leading to hospitalization or death. Nobody plans for it, rather it usually occurs because of some minute unnoticed contaminate in the food that negatively affects … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9)

See Toldot from a new perspective! Consider the aspects of family dynamic, headship and patriarchy as you dig into this week’s Torah portion. Connect it with Proverbs and parental responsibility. Go to our Torah Portion Series page to view or … Continue reading

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The Zionist Roots of Thanksgiving

Without question, Thanksgiving is connected to Sukkot. Maybe more than one realizes. The first Thanksgiving day was not a day… it was a week, preceded by a day of fasting. If that sounds like Yom Hakippurim and Sukkot, you would … Continue reading

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