TORAH STUDY NOTES

HA’AZINU STUDY NOTES

Parashah HA’AZINU (Listen ~ Hear) (Deuteronomy 32: 1-52)  Week 53 The reading of HA’AZINU (Hear)  truly does fall on our ears like a soft rain.  As a friend of Torah , who now proclaims its bounty to others who have never tasted of this fruitfulness of ADONAI’s heart for His people, and ALL peoples; I …

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VAELECH STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH VAELECH (Deuteronomy 31:1-30) Week 52 Vayelech:    He went, “Moshe went and spoke the following words to all Israel.” Kohanim:  Priesthood Mitzvah of Hakhel:  The Law of the Assembly Ha’azinu: (HEAR)  Parshat Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32, is the shortest Parashah  in the Torah. It consists of only one chapter of just 52 lines. The first 47 lines are …

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NITZAVIM STUDY NOTES

 PARASHAH NITZAVIM  (Deuteronomy 29:10-30:20) Week 51 NITZAVIM:  STANDING; ‘You are standing today all of you before the Lord your God, the heads of your tribes, your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel’. Deut. 29:10 CHAYIM:  LIFE; ‘I have set before you, life and death blessing and curse.  Therefore, choose life!’  Deut. 30:19 …

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KI’TAVO STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH KI’TAVO (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) Week 50  KI’TAVO: “When You Come into the land”  (Instructions to Follow from the Creator!) BIKKURIM: First Fruits of Crops… Particularly referring to the 7 SPECIES gathered by the Spies in Canaan which were:  Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates. The obedient Israeli farmer tied a string on the FIRST …

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KI TETZE STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH KI TETZE (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Week 49 KI TETZE: When you go out: “When you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive…” This Parashah contains 74 of the 613 Commandments INITA:  To humiliate! (Unholy sexual contact) SHAMAR:  To Guard in …

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SHOFTIM STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH SHOTFTIM (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Week 48 Shof’tim: Judges “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgement.” Mishpat:  Justice Tzedakah: Righteousness Cohanim:  Priests Cohen Gadol:  High Priest Bet Din:  House of Judgement Shotrim:  Police …

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RE’EH STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH RE’EH (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Week 47 RE’EH: SEE!  “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse.” In RE’EH, is a command to SEE truth!  The key is the word YOU; as a ‘National You’. ALL OF ISRAEL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE ANOTHER.  EACH INDIVIDUAL LIFE IMPACTS EVERY LIFE! Blessings and Curses: …

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‘EKEV STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH EKEV (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) Week 46  EKEV:  ROOT word akav: “To take by the heel” (The name of Jacob who grabbed the heel of Esau during the birth process of the twins) Jacob was renamed, after the wrestling with the Angel of the Lord, Isra’el meaning ‘Contender with God’. AKAV: From the root word DUST …

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VA’ETCHANAN STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH VA’ETCHANAN  (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Week 45 VAETCHANAN: “I PLEADED” … “And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying…” GEMARTRIA OF VAETCHANAN: 515 GEZEIROT:  Fencing / Fences (Discuss Torah Law Fences in the 613 Laws!) PANIM EL PANIM:  Face to Face Presence (Deut. 5:15) ‘God spoke face to face with those gathered before Moses …

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D’VARIM STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH D’VARIM DEUTERONOMY 1:1-3:22, Week 44 D’VARIM: “Words” Moshe repeats the Law to Israel, in what he knows to be the end of his life on earth as the Leader of the Nation of Israel.  He leaves the LAW for this young, chosen generation who are about to CROSS OVER into their INHERITANCE. MISHNAH TORAH: Repetition …

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