"Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of Adonai"
- Deuteronomy 8:3b
Read the weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Manuel as he brings Messianic Jewish teachings and Hebrew insight on how they point to Messiah Yeshua,
the Holy One of Israel
Bereisheet/In The Beginning
Bereisheet, which means “In the Beginning,” chronicles the events of the creation of life, the universe, man, as well as the fall of man. Bereisheet also tells of the events of our Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through whom the the Promise of the New Covenant would be given and of whom Messiah would descend (Gen 49:16).
Shemot, which means “Names,” chronicles the events of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, Israel’s journey to Mt. Sinai as well as the giving of Torah and Mosaic Covenant. It is here at Mt. Sinai that Israel was chosen as G-D’s people (Ex 20).
VaYikra/And He Called
VaYikra, which means “And He Called,” records the instructions of the worship of G-D regarding the Levitical Priesthood. It also details the instructions regarding the sacrifices of the Tabernacle and commandments of unclean and clean foods. VaYikra, also paints for us a picture regarding the revelation of sacrifice in regards to redemption and atonement, which would ultimately be fulfilled by the Messiah
BaMidbar/In The Wilderness
BeMidbar, which means “In the Wilderness,” chronicles the events of Israel’s wanderings in the dessert on their way to the Promised Land of Canaan. While it tells of Israel’s wanderings due to their disobedience, BaMidbar also tells of G-D’s faithfulness to watch over and care for His people (Num 1-4).
Devarim, which means “Words” is also known as the “Second Law” or “Repetition of the Law.” Devarim tells of the renewal of the Mosaic Covenant to the new generation of Israel as they are about to enter into the Promised Land of Canaan. Devarim also records the death of Moses (Deut 34:1-8).