TORAH STUDY NOTES

STUDY NOTES FOR SCELACH-LECHA – Week 37

STUDY NOTES FOR PARASHAH SHELACH ~ LEKHA                                         (Numbers 13:1-15:41) Week 37  SHELACH-LECHA:  Send on your behalf: “Send men on your behalf; reconnoiter.” RECONNOITER: To patrol, investigate, search out, inspect Y’HOSHUA: Moses added the YUD changing Hoshea “to save” to Y’Hoshua, “God Saves”. NIPHILIM:  FALLEN ANGELS?  GIANTS IN THE EARTH? We meet the Nephilim again, after the flood, when Moses sends …

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STUDY NOTES B’HA’ALOTKHA – Week 36

PARASHAH B’HA’ALOTCHA  (Numbers 8:1-12:16) Week 36 B’HA’ALOTKHA:  When you set up. “When you mount the lamps…” MENORAH:  The Golden Lampstand (66 pounds of pure ~ hand-forged gold) Six Candlesticks on each side, leaning in, three per side, toward the MIDDLE 7th CANDLE.  The Almighty fashioned the Menorah Himself, which was tended TWICE per day, always …

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NASO STUDY NOTES – Week 35

PARASHAH NASO  (Numbers 4:21-7:89) Week 35  NASO: (TAKE) Count by the Lift of the chin; “The Lord spoke to Moshe saying TAKE a census…” AVODAH:  Holy Service TAMID:  Daily Sacrifices SHEMAR: To Guard KORBANOT:  Sacrifices TZARA’AT:  Skin affliction from Lashon Hara (Evil Tongue ~ Gossip) LASHON HARA: The Evil Tongue:  Sowing, scattering gossip, or negativity …

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B’MIDBAR STUDY NOTES – Week 34

PARASHAH B’MIDBAR (Numbers 1:1-4:20) Week 34 B’MIDBAR:  In the wilderness (desert)   “Adonai spoke to Moshe in the Sinai Desert…” NASO:  To Lift a Head! The word NASO is the name of this week’s Parashah; a verb of extraordinary range of meanings: to lift, to carry, and to forgive. Here, and elsewhere in B’MIDBAR it is used in …

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B’CHUKKOTAI STUDY NOTES – Week 33

PARASHAH BECHKOTAI (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) Week 33 BECHKOTAI: By my regulations…If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments … MITZVOT: Commandments, statutes, instructions from the Lord God Almighty MISHLEI:  The Comparison (The Book of PROVERBS is called the MISHLEI in Hebrew) Sub-Categories of the Mitzvot or Commandments: Chukkim: Divine decrees of the Lord which …

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BEHAR STUDY NOTES – Week 32

PARASHAH BEHAR  (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) Week 32  BEHAR: ‘On the mount’…The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai (Lev. 25:1) SHEMITTAH: The 7th-year of total REST for the land, meaning ‘Let Go or Withdraw’ SHABBAT:  Sabbath Rest on the 7th Day of each week YOVEL:  Jubilee…meaning the 50th Year: To Be Carried Away  ~ The Ram’s …

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EMOR STUDY NOTES – Week 31

PARASHAH EMOR  (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Week 31  EMOR: “Say to the Priests the sons of Aaron”. KOHANIM: The Priesthood: all must be descendants of Aaron of the tribe of Levi THE THREE SONS OF LEVI: Gershon Exile: Meaning a DEPARTURE in Hebrew Kohath Assembly: Meaning  CONVOCATION in Hebrew Merari Bitter: Meaning STRONG in Hebrew CHILLUL HA …

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KEDOSHIM STUDY NOTES – Week 30

PARASHAH KEDOSHIM STUDY NOTES (Leviticus 19:1-20:27) Week 30 KEDOSHIM:  Holy People … “You shall be holy for I the Lord your God am holy.” KEDUSHAH:  Holy ~ Set Apart KADDOSH: Holy KIDDUSH:  Sanctifying Wine partaken of during the Passover Seder KADDISH:  Sanctifying ‘The Name’ KIDDUSHIN:   The Ring Ceremony at the marriage HAKODESH BARUCKH HU:  The …

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ACHAREI MOT STUDY NOTES – Week 29

PARASHAH ACHAREI MOT  (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) Week 29 ACHAREI MOT:  After the death  “Adonai spoke with Moshe after the death of Aharon’s two sons…” AZ’AZEL: A name for Satan (The fallen Angel)  ‘The spirit haunting the desert’  ~  The Accusing Angel Some rabbis interpreted Azazel as Azaz (rugged) ~ El (Of God) referring to a rugged mountain cliff where the …

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METZORA STUDY NOTES – Week 28

PARASHAH METZORA (Leviticus 14:1-15:33) Week 28 METZORA:  One afflicted with TZARA’AT (This shall be the law of the Leprous person) MIKVEH:  The Ceremonial Bath for the Ritual Purity Ceremony Must be held in a naturally- gathered, fresh spring of water. T’VILAH:  Total Immersion (Our present-day Baptism in most churches) NEGA: Infection TAM’EI: Ritually Impure UNCLEAN …

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