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  1. RabbiJames

    1 Kings 5:12-6:13 and Mark 3:1-4:41

    1 KINGS 5:12-6:13 The tabernacle was used for many, many years. It followed “B'nei Israel”(The Children of Israel) when they crossed over the Jordan, 480 years later, it was replaced by the first temple that Melech Shlomo (King Solomon) built. It must have been magnificent. The Ark of the...
  2. RabbiJames

    God wants cheerful givers! (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

    Parashah: “T'rumah” (offering) EXODUS 25:1-27:19 In this study of God's WORD we see that a request is made for a “free-will offering” so that the tabernacle can be built and the articles of furnishings for the same. As we remember, when the Israelites left Egypt, they left with quite a...
  3. RabbiJames

    Jeremiah 34:8-22 and Mark 1:1-2:28

    JEREMIAH 34:8-22, 33:25-26 Jeremiah is known as the “weeping prophet” because Israel had returned to idolatry, and corruption, YHVH sends him with a message to Israel, “Repent” and “turn from your sins”, one of the sins was to go back on their word. Jeremiah told them that God had said...
  4. RabbiJames

    A look at Exodus 21:1-24:18 (God's jurisprudence)

    PARASHA: “Mishpatim” (Judgments) We can ask ourselves; "What constitutes a nation?" Well, we could very well say: "The People, professions, religion, and the legal/governmental systems. "The People" (families) "Professions" (how the people make their living) "Religion" (how does faith...
  5. RabbiJames

    A look at Isaiah 6:1-7:6 and Matt 27:1-28:20

    ISAIAH 6:1-7:6 ” KADOSH, KADOSH, KADOSH, ADONAI TZEVA’OT” .... Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD(YHVH) of hosts” When the Torah mentions the “Holiness” of God, the word is KADOSH, the “O” is there, (the letter “vav” in Hebrew) but when “holiness” is mentioned referring to mankind, the “O” is...
  6. RabbiJames

    A look at the 10 Commandments from Exodus 20

    PARASHA: “Yitro” (Jethro) EXODUS 18:1-20:26 We see in this Torah study, a lot of wisdom on the part of Moshe and Yitro, his father-in-law. First, we learn that Moshe had sent his wife and children back to stay with their father. I believe for safe-keeping, when one sees danger, it is wise to...
  7. RabbiJames

    Judges 4:4-5:31 and Matt 26:1-75

    JUDGES 4:4-5:31 In this reading, we read about Devorah and Jael, two women of God who played an important role in Israel's history. We read about many “men of God” but very few “women of God” but they are out there, and today, we have many women who are used mightily by God in ministry...
  8. RabbiJames

    Leaving Egypt! (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

    PARASHAH: “B'shalach” (when he let go) or (when he sent out) EXODUS 13:17-17:16 We are coming down to the “showdown” where Pharaoh gets his just desserts, and gets what he deserves for defying the God of Israel, going back on his word to “let Israel go”, you cannot pursue Israel without...
  9. RabbiJames

    Jeremiah 46:13-28 and Matt 25:1-46

    JEREMIAH 46:13-28 600 years later, after the fall of Egypt at Passover, disaster strikes, this time, YHVH uses Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon as the instrument of destruction against Egypt, seems like Egypt was not humbled after the Passover experience. You would think that the pharaohs who...
  10. RabbiJames

    Exodus 10:1-13:16 "The First Passover"

    PARASHA: “BO” (enter) EXODUS 10:1-13:16 The Parasha starts out; “And the LORD said unto Moshe; ‘Go in unto Pharaoh’…” Strange, the word “Go” in Hebrew is “Sh’lach”, but the Hebrew scriptures read “Bo” (enter) so, in reality, the Word of God is saying; “Enter, or Come in unto Pharaoh”...
  11. RabbiJames

    A look at Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 and Matt 24

    EZEKIEL 28:25-29:21 The prophet speaks through the Holy Spirit and affirms that even though Israel has been scattered throughout the countries of the world, they will be returned to their land in the future, it is already happening, Israel was recognized as a nation in 1948, and since then...
  12. RabbiJames

    Exodus 6:2-9:35 and the "8 "I wills" Promises that affect all believers"

    PARASHA: “Va’era” (and I appeared) EXODUS 6:2-9:35 YHVH speaks to Moshe saying that when he appeared to Abraham, he revealed himself as “El Shaddai” which means “God Almighty” or “God all-powerful, yet he did not reveal himself as he did to Moshe, with Moshe he revealed himself with the more...
  13. RabbiJames

    Isaiah 27:6-28:13 and also "Who is the Arm of the LORD?"

    ISAIAH 27:6-28:13 ” In the days to come, shall Jacob take root, Israel shall blossom and bud....” We see a fulfillment of this prophecy in that once taken from Egypt, and united and solidified as a “People” a “Nation”, this people/nation has grown and has spread out throughout the world Though...
  14. RabbiJames

    A look into "Shemot" (The Book of Exodus) 1-6

    PARASHA: “Shemot” (Names) EXODUS 1:1-6:1 We enter into a new era, Jacob/Israel and Joseph are now in the past, yet their legacy continues, in “Am Yisrael” (The People of Israel). ”70 souls” entered Mitzraim (Egypt). It is interesting that the Hebrew word “Nefesh” is used for “souls” yet the...
  15. RabbiJames

    1 Kings 2:1-12 and Matt 22:1-23:39

    1 KINGS 2:1-12 King David is on his deathbed and calls his son Solomon, and tells him “What it is to be a MAN!” so here's the truth to all “macho guys out there who just THINK they know what it is to be a real man. Melech David tells the truth through the Holy Spirit who guides his...
  16. RabbiJames

    Welcoming 2024, A reflection

    Hello and Shalom to all readers, thank you all for your support in 2023. Hope the LORD will keep me on this earth during this new year as well. We have said our goodbye to 2023, with all of its adventures, problems, trials, and blessings. We should approach this new year of 2024 with...
  17. RabbiJames

    A look at Genesis 47-50 (Last Torah portion in Genesis )

    PARASHA: “VaYechi” (and he lived) GEN 47:28-50:26......1 KINGS 2:1-12......MATT 20:1-21:46 In this we see Jacob (Israel) in his last days, he prepares to “go the way of all men” (As King David put it), Jacob is getting ready to die. He prepares himself and makes sure that his sons...
  18. RabbiJames

    Isaiah 9:1-7 (Great Message for the season, and for all time)

    A look at Isaiah 9:1-7; Let's take a look at these verses and see what they are saying to us. The Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) speaks through Yeshahayu (Isaiah) and says; The people living in darkness have seen a great light! upon those living in the land that lies in the shadow of death...
  19. RabbiJames

    Genesis 44:18-47:27 (Brothers, come near ANI YOSEF (I AM Yosef)

    PARASHA: “VaYIGASH” (and he drew near) GENESIS 44:18-47:27 In this Parashah, we read that “he (Y'hudah) drew near” to Yosef, and shows himself as truly repentant for his past actions against Yosef, for selling him for the price of a common slave. And we see the reaction of Yosef once he hears...
  20. RabbiJames

    1 Kings 3:15-4:1 and Matt 16-17

    1 KINGS 3:15-4:1 In this scripture portion, we see Solomon lifting up “burnt offerings” and “peace-offerings” after also having “dreams” In his dream YHVH asked him what he wished for, “For wisdom, an understanding heart to judge these people” and YHVH thus granted him what he wished for...