Author: Rabbi Jason

07
Jun

The Month of Sivan

We have just entered into the new Hebrew month of Sivan. Sivan is the month in which the Lord descended on Mt. Sinai and spoke the 10 Commandments to Israel on Shavuot/Pentecost. Historically as well as spiritually, Sivan is a month of revelation — millions of Israelites encountered God simultaneously in the days of Moses […]

22
Feb

Weekly Torah Portion – Ki Tisa

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Ki Tisa Parashat Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11 to 34:35 Prophetic Reading/Haftorah: 1 Kings 18:1–39 New Covenant Reading: 2 Corinthians 3:1–18, TLV     Census and Ransom Money Then Adonai (the Lord) spoke to Moses saying, “When you tally the sum of Bnei-Yisrael by numbering them, […]

31
Jan

Weekly Torah Portion – Mishpatim

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Mishpatim   Quick links: Mishpatim Scripture Daily Reading List Mishpatim Commentary by Rabbi Jason Mishpatim: Finding Jesus in the Torah   What’s in a name?: Mishpatim This week’s Torah portion is named Mishpatim, which means “statutes.” More specifically, mish-pat-im in the context […]

24
Jan

Weekly Torah Portion – Yitro

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Yitro   Quick links: Yitro Scripture Daily Reading List Yitro Commentary by Rabbi Jason Yitro: Finding Jesus in the Torah   From Beginning to End: Summary of this Week’s Torah Portion This week’s Torah portion is Yitro, which means “abundance” or “plenty” […]

17
Jan

Weekly Torah Portion – Beshalach

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Beshalach   Quick links: Beshalach Scripture Daily Reading List Beshalach Commentary by Rabbi Jason Beshalach: Finding Jesus in the Torah   From Beginning to End: Summary of this Week’s Torah Portion The name of this week’s Torah portion is Beshalach, “When Pharoah […]

10
Jan

Weekly Torah Portion – Bo

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Bo   From Beginning to End: Summary of this Week’s Torah Portion This week’s Torah portion begins with Moses being sent to Pharaoh to command the Egyptians to let the Children of Israel go. When Pharaoh refuses, the Lord brings the plague […]

02
Jan

Weekly Torah Portion – Va’eira

Finding Jesus in the Torah: A Weekly Reading from the Torah – Va’eira   From Beginning to End: Summary of this Week’s Torah Portion The name of this week’s Torah portion is Va’eira. In it we read about the first seven plagues the LORD brought upon Egypt. The first plague mentioned was the turning the […]

26
Dec

How to Read The Torah

Did you know Yeshua’s first act of public ministry included a Torah reading? As described in Luke 4:14-21, Messiah’s ministry kicked off with giving a public reading of the Jewish scriptures! If the Torah reading was central to the worship of Yeshua and His first-century followers, should it not be central to our worship as […]

25
Dec

Why Read the Torah?

I was just a teenager when I met Yeshua for the first time. Even after growing up in a devoted Jewish home, I was hungry for more of God. After months of seeking, I had an incredible encounter with Messiah, and from that point on, everything about my faith was different. The Jewish holidays I […]