Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Weekly Torah Study: Devarim

Devarim: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Shabbat Nachamu

Shabbat Candles Shabbat Nachamu Isaiah 40:1 Comfort, oh comfort My people The Torah is always very careful to use words sparingly and not to repeat even a single word unnecessarily. If so, why is the word “comfort” repeated twice in this verse? The prophecy considers the future destructions of both the first and the second …

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Weekly Torah Study: Matot Masei

Matot-Masei: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Parashat Devarim

Philippoteaux Moses speaks to Israel Parashat Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22This portion marks the beginning of the final book of the Torah. After leading the Children of Israel valiantly through the desert for forty years, Moses prepares to part from the people. What follows in the book of Deuteronomy is his farewell speech, delivered over the final …

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Who’s On First?

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Who’s on First? This week’s music: https://youtu.be/SmcVxsQcqhg “We Are B’nai Yisrael” performed by Chanan EliasMusic and Lyrics Bob Stark Who’s On First?      As I was learning the third aliyah in this week’s Torah portion of “Pinchas,” something struck me about the similarity between Pinchas and the woodchopper …

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Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

Pinchas: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Parashat Matot-Masei

Encampment of Israelites, Mount Sinai Parashat Matot-Masei Numbers 4:21-7:89 The portion of Nasso is the longest single portion in the Torah (the combined portions of Matot-Masei, when they are read together, are longer). It continues listing the responsibilities of the various families of Levites which began in Bamidbar. From there, it elaborates on several laws, including …

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Yearning and Desire

Beautiful Spiritual Art by Michelle Katz Yearning and Desire This week’s music: https://youtu.be/2Zw7Kico7OoAni Yehudi אני יהודי      Here we are again. Approaching three weeks of various stages of mourning which relate specifically to the destruction of the Beit Hamikdah, both of The Holy Temples, approximately 2000 years ago. As the Holy Torah is always …

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Balak: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Balak: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Chukat: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Chukat: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Korach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Korach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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The Portion of Korach​

Moses Striking Water from the Rock (painting circa 1633–1635 by Nicolas Poussin) The Portion of Chukat Numbers 16:1-18:32 This portion deals primarily with the rebellion of the eponymous Korah and his followers against the authority of Moses and Aaron. A cousin to the leading brothers, Korah protests Moses’s concentration of power in the family, insisting …

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Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Shelach: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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Beha’alotcha: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study

Beha’alotcha: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer’s Weekly Torah Study Our popular Root Source teacher Rabbi Gedalia Meyer has begun giving a short weekly teaching on the Weekly Portion for the Temple Institute. We are grateful to our friends at the Temple Institute who have allowed us to provide Rabbi Meyer’s teachings here too. If you’ve never been to the …

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