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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Behar – Learn Torah

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“I signed on the purchase contract, sealed it, called witnesses and weighed out the money for him on a balance scale.”

Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) brings witnesses when he buys property in Israel while they are being besieged by Babylon. We examine testimonies and witnesses in the bible as our prelude to Haftarah Behar.

Haftarah Behar: Jeremiah 32:6-27


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Hebrew In Israel | Plural God – Learn Torah

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How do we understand who God is? We discuss the perceptions of God by Maimonides and examine the three passages in Genesis that speak of God in the plural in this excerpt from a private lesson with one of my students.

Haftarah Emor, Emor, Ezekiel 44, Kohanim, Cohanim

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Emor – Learn Torah

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‘However, the cohanim, who are L’vi’im and descendants of Tzadok, who took care of my sanctuary when the people of Isra’el went astray from me — they are the ones who will approach me and serve me”

Haftarah Emor gives us the priest and prophet Yechezqel (Ezekiel) who lays out the requirements (some of which differ from Torah) for the kohanim in the rebuilt temple.

Haftarah Emor: Ezekiel 44:15-31

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Hebrew In Israel | Joshua 5 and The Omer – Learn Torah

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The point of this article is not when we bring the Omer, but rather can we use Joshua 5 to argue for a date.  However, the discussion of when we start counting is unavoidable.  I will also note before we start that there are different opinions between scholars on how to treat this subject, and the point here is to give another point of view without offending anyone or creating animosity.

Haftarah Qedoshim, Kedoshim, Ezekiel 20

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Qedoshim – Learn Torah

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“‘Have you come to consult me? As I live,’ says Adonai YHWH, ‘I swear that I will not let you consult me.”

Some elders of Israel get an earful when they sit down with Yechezqel to seek YHWH. We touch on midrash, end of days / latter days, and holiness in Haftarah Qedoshim.

Haftarah Qedoshim: Ezekiel 20:1-20

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Haftarah Acharey Mot, Acharei Mot, Amos 9

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Acharey Mot – Learn Torah

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“I will plant them on their own soil, no more to be uprooted from their land, which I gave them,” says YHWH your God.”

Haftarah Acharey Mot gives us Amos’ fifth vision depicting a shaking and sifting of Israel, and we discuss who Israel is, whether born into covenant or not.

Haftarah Acharey Mot: Amos 9:7-15

(Our study covers all of chapter 9)


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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Metzora – Learn Torah

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“What we are doing is wrong. At a time of good news like this, we shouldn’t keep it to ourselves. If we wait even till morning, we will earn only punishment…”

Our story of four lepers who bring about relief for Israel is prefaced with some background of Arameans and the historical setting of haftarah Metzora’.

Haftarah Metzora’: 2 Kings 7:3-20; 13:23


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Hebrew In Israel | How The Aviv Works – Learn Torah

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Yoel explains the practical logistics of this component of the feasts and calendar based on the Aviv Search of 2019. This teaching was presented to our Weekly Bible Class group.

Haftarah Tazria, Tazri'a, 2 Kings 5, Naaman, Naaman and Elisha,

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“He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.”

The God of Israel interacts in a mighty way with the Syrian army leader, Naaman in this week’s haftarah Tazri’a. This recording is an excerpt from our Weekly Bible Class.

Haftarah Tazri’a: 2 Kings 4:42-5:19


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Haftarah Shmini, Haftarah Shemini, 2 Samuel 6,

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Shmini – Learn Torah

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“When they arrived at Nakhon’s threshing-floor, the oxen stumbled; and ‘Uzah put out his hand to steady the ark of God.”

You can be sincere, but you can be sincerely wrong. In contrast to last week’s example of underreaching with Torah, this week we see overreaching and the effects of stepping outside the boundaries of Torah.

Haftarah Shmini: 2 Samuel 6:1-19


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