Author: Rabbi Jason

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 […]

13
Feb

‘Terumah’ and Creating Real and Lasting Change

This week’s Torah portion, called Terumah, enumerates in great detail (almost agonizingly so) all the aspects of the building of the Tabernacle. Why so much attention to detail? Almost the entire final third of Exodus is devoted to this one topic. What is even more strange is the fact that the Tabernacle was only a TEMPORARY […]

19
Dec

Still Spinning

You are not far from the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:16 Once we understand that the focus of Hanukkah is a re-dedicating ourselves to God, we can begin to go deeper and get a better picture of how to re-center our lives on Messiah. Let’s explore the Hebrew letters on the four sides of […]

13
Dec

Hidden Light Revealed

There are three places I feel God has hidden his divine light. The first place was the Torah, and the second place was in the Messiah. It should be of no surprise but important to note that Jewish tradition clearly makes this connection. It is written, “And God saw the light that it is good.” […]

25
Jul

Salaam Alaikum – Peace to You

One of the greatest conflicts in the world today is the one that exists between Jews and Arabs. If the Gospel is truly “the power of God unto salvation” then it must contain the divine wisdom and empowerment necessary to transform this seemingly hopeless situation. I personally experienced this power several years ago in Detroit. […]