Category Archives: Torah Portion

Torah Portion: Double!! Chukat & Balak (Num. 19:1-25:9)

Excellent portions with insight into authority, rebellion, and emotions! What can we learn about Biblical headship and how to lead/follow well? Come along! Download our free commentary on our Torah Portion Series page.

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Korach (Numbers 16:1-18:32)

What might Korach’s Rebellion have to do with feminism, or what can it teach us about a common sin among God’s people? Numbers 16 is a stern warning to this generation and our rebellious hearts. Read or download our free … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Shelach (Num. 13:1-15:41)

What do the spies teach us about headship, patriarchy, the wilderness, the Second Exodus, and the restoration of kol Israel? A LOT! Download our free commentary from our Torah Portion Series page.

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Torah Portion: Beha’alotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16)

What can we learn about headship and followership from this portion? How is Moshe’s crying out to God different than the people’s complaints? How many fathers-in-law did Moshe have? And, the Cushite woman? What about that? This is another loaded … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

What?? Tribes arranged by matriarch?  Indeed!!  This portion we see major strides taken as, a group of patriarchal families and clans, is fashioned into a patriarchal nation!!  Yet, the mothers are honored and incorporated obviously into the layout of the tribes … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Behar/ Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34)

Redeeming the land and a relative as well as differing values for men and women…  This week’s Torah portion touches on several items relating to our focus for this series: Headship and patriarchy! Read or download for free on our … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Torah Portion: Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)

Unlike last week’s portion that was a mammoth 94 pages, including the appendices, this week’s is more manageable, but loaded with points to ponder as we consider the role of the man as head of his family.  Specifically, we take … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Acharei Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27)

HUGE Torah Portion commentary this week!!  94 pages!! Actually, multiple big appendices to support and expand the 12 pages of dynamite in this very important double portion regarding sexual purity and how we are to live!!  Thee is enough meat … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Torah Portion: Tazria/Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)

This week’s Torah notes related to headship and patriarchy in this portion are up on our Torah Portion Series page.  This week is short, download and read…  and, rest up!!  Next week is going to be HUGE!! Shabbat Shalom!

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Sh’mini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

What can we learn concerning approach and the degrees of respect and reverence due in God’s authority structure from Nadav and Avihu? How does our cleanliness relate to approach and protocol? When we approach properly, what does the glory look … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Tzav (Leviticus 6:8 – 8:36)

What does this portion have to do with headship and patriarchy?  What can we learn and understand from the examples seen as the priests are consecrated?  What role does a woman have teaching? Read or download this week’s portion from … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Torah Portion: Vayikra (Lev. 1:1-6:7)

This week’s Torah commentary is up with another focus on headship and the role of the man as priest in his home.  One aspect again discussed is the importance of a woman being under the protective covering of a man. … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35)

With headship comes responsibility. This week we witness both failure and success by heads of household.  Most interesting is considering Moses in the role of Messiah and how he is an example for men as the head of their homes. … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torah Portion: Tetzaveh (Exo. 27:20-30:10)

What  is the role of the high priest and how is the husband to image that?  Why isn’t Dinah’s name on one of the onyx stones? What can we learn about obedience to Yah’s ways, even when we do  not … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Torah Portion: Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

A very short Torah portion commentary this week as there is not a lot in our area of focus, headship and patriarchy. But, there is one connection we can make that is worthy of consideration. What can we learn about … Continue reading

Posted in Torah Portion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment