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Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded) D’Varim (Deut.) 3:23-7:11

Torah Portion: Va’etchanan (And I Pleaded) D’Varim (Deut.) 3:23-7:11
Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 40:1-26
Messianic Scripture  Matt. 4:1-11,22:33-40; Mark 12:28-34
 
Today we read the Torah portion, “And I pleaded.”  The Haftorah reading is from Isaiah 40:1-26. It is from this reading that this Shabbat is known as the Shabbat of Comfort. The first verse of Isaiah 40 says, “Comfort, yes, comfort My people! Says your G-d.” This statement should speak to all of us today. As believers we have the responsibility to comfort the Jewish people. It should move each of us to do whatever we can to stand up for Israel and to comfort the Jewish people today in an increasingly hostile world.

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D’Varim (Deut.) 1:1-3:22 2018

D’Varim (Deut.) 1:1-3:22

Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 1:1-27

Messianic Scripture  Hebrews 3:7-4:11

Today I would like to mention a few things concerning the Fast day of Tisha B’Av that begins this evening as Shabbat ends. In English this is the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. This is one of the most solemn days of the year. What gives it this name? On this day over 2,500 years ago the Babylonians destroyed the first temple in Jerusalem. Exactly five hundred years later the Romans destroyed the second temple. On that same day, in 1492 Queen Isabella decreed that all Jews in Spain must convert to Christianity or be expelled from Spain.  During Tisha B’Av we are encouraged to read the book of Lamentations. This book lays out a very vivid picture of the lamenting and mourning that took place over the destruction of the city of G-d.

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Mattot (Tribes) Masa’ei (stages) Numbers/B’midbar 30:2-36:13

Torah Portion: Mattot (Tribes) Masa’ei (stages) Numbers/B’midbar 30:2-36:13
Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 1:1-2:28
Messianic Scripture  Matt. 5:33-37, James 4:1-12
 
Tonight we finish the book of Numbers with these last two Torah portions. I would like to begin by looking at the first portion, Mattot, beginning in Numbers 30:2-17. We will not look at every verse but rather talk about what G-d is saying to us today about the words that come out of our mouth every day.

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