Category Archives: Torah Portion

Torah Portion: Va'era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

How does this Torah portion connect with Ezekiel 20, 23 and 37, Jeremiah 3, 16 and 31? What is the connection with brides? And, what is the connection with the house of Israel and the house of Judah? Hmmm…. join … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18)

We dive into bride price, concubines and western culture in this this portion that is sure to spark some interesting discussions!! Check out Chayei Sarah on our Torah Portion Series page as we continue to explore the foundational parts of … Continue reading

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Torah Portion: Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)

This week’s Torah Portion commentary for Vayera, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24, is posted on the Torah Portion Series page. Our commentary is focused pretty closely on the roles and responsibilities of man and woman as revealed in Scripture, marriage, family … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series, 03 Lech Lecha

Our Torah Portion Series focusing on the specific topics of headship, patriarchy and family structure continues with Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17-27. A special ‘thank you’ to Jeremy and Robin for their insight, edits and input. Lech Lecha.doc Lech Lecha.odt Lech … Continue reading

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Torah Portion Series, 02. Noach

Our Torah Portion Series focusing on the specific topics of headship, patriarchy and family structure continues with Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32 Noach.doc Noach.odt Noach.pdf

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Torah Portion Series, 01. Breisheet

This week we begin posting a series of Torah Portion studies focusing on what the Torah has to say regarding headship and partriarchy. If Israel is to be restored, and the tribes are to return, and if the Messiah is … Continue reading

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