TORAH STUDY NOTES

MASEI STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH MASEI  (Numbers 33:1-36:13) Week 43 MAZAL TOV!  CHAZAK!  CHAZAK!  VE’NIT CHAZAK!  (Mazal:  To Drip from Above!) MASEI:  Journeys of: “These are the stages of the people of Israel when they went out of the land of Egypt by their companies under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.” (From Ramses to Moab) ISRAEL’S 42  Encampments:  …

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MATTOT STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH MATTOT (Numbers 30:2 – 32:42) Week 42 MATTOT:  Tribes NEDARIM:  Vow, pledge DIBBUR EMET:  Honest, Truthful SHEKER:  Deception, Lying BLI NEDER:  Without Promise…Used on the heels of a declarative statement to observe the law of NOT making unnecessary VOWS, which might lead to breaking of the vow. HALAKH: Our ‘walk’ with the Lord…the journey …

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PINCHAS STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH PHINCHAS (PHINEAS)  (Numbers 25:10-30:1) Week 41  PHINEAS: “The Bronze One” … Grandson of Aaron…Son of Eleazer COVENANT OF SHALOM:  Adonai extends the Covenant of the Priesthood to all future generations of Aaron because of the defensive actions of Phineas for the Nation of Israel. SHALOM: The Peace of God; The 3rd letter in Shalom …

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PARASHAH BALAK STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH BALAK (Numbers 22:2-25:9) Week 40 BALAK:  Son of Tzippor, one of the sons of Lot’s daughters.   BALAAM: An occult Seer hired to curse Israel (Considered one of Israel’s greatest enemies and a mad-man and corrupter of the people!) He was descended from the devious Laban, from Genesis 31! KISHUF:  Occult Magic Practices AHARIT …

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HUKKAT STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH HUKKAT STUDY NOTES  (Numbers 19:1-22:1) Week 39 HUKKAT:  Regulation, “This is a regulation from the Torah which Adonai has commanded.” SHACHAT:  Ritual Slaughter…the word used in Hebrew for slaughter, the method by which an animal was killed in order to be used as an offering.  The jugular was cut leading to instant and painless …

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KORACH STUDY NOTES

PARASHAH KORACH (Numbers 16:1-18:32) Week 38 KORACH:  To be bald, to shear, to uproot MATTANOT:  The Priestly Gifts (Contributions from the Nation as payment for the Priest’s Avodah or Holy Service) BIKKURIM: First Fruits Offerings PIDYON BANIM:  Redemption of the first-born sons according to the command by ADONAI that the first from the womb belong …

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STUDY NOTES FOR SCELACH-LECHA

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, …

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STUDY NOTES B’HA’ALOTKHA

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 2 X per day, always …

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NASO STUDY NOTES

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 LASHON HARA: The Evil Tongue:  Sowing, scattering gossip, or negativity about others, even if …

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B’MIDBAR STUDY NOTES

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, the name of this week’s Parashah is a verb of an extraordinary range of meaning: to lift, to carry, and to forgive. Here, and elsewhere in B’MIDBAR, it is …

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