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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Hayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) B’resheet Gen. 23:1-25:18

: Hayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) B’resheet/Genesis 23:1-25:18

Haftorah Readings: I Kings 1:1-31

Tonight we study the Torah portion that covers the death of Sarah and Avraham. However, the opening words give us a clue of the deeper message we will uncover today.

I would like to begin with Genesis 24:1, “Avraham was old, well advanced in years, and G-d had blessed Avraham with everything.” Even the death of Sarah is written in such a way in Hebrew, to make clear that she also had lived a full life dying at the age of 127.

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Vayera (And He Appeared) B’resheet/Genesis 18:1-22:24

: Vayera (And He Appeared) B’resheet/Genesis 18:1-22:24

Haftorah Readings: II Kings 4:1-37

This week we read a Torah portion that presents us with many situations that bear looking at in depth. Genesis 22:1-19 tells us about G-d coming to Avraham and telling him to take his only son Isaac and sacrifice him on Mt. Moriah. Let’s look at this and see what we can learn from it. I must admit these verses have always been difficult for me to grasp. Remember, this was the son of Promise. He was the son of Avraham and Sarah that G-d had promised and was the product of a miracle birth. Avraham was 99 years old and Sarah was long passed child bearing years. Yet G-d intervened and brought this boy into their lives. And now He commanded Avraham to sacrifice him to G-d.

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Lekh L’kha (Get Yourself Out) B’resheet/Genesis 12:1-17:27

: Lekh L’kha (Get Yourself Out) B’resheet/Genesis 12:1-17:27

Haftorah Readings: Isaiah 40:27-41:16

In this Torah portion we are introduced to Avram. As many as 4.1 billion people of different faiths count him as one of their founders. I want us to look at his life in this portion today and try to understand what drove him in his walk with G-d.

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