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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Ki Tavo – Learn Torah

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“Arise, shine, for your light has come, the glory of YHWH has risen over you.”  All of Isaiah chapter 60 is the 6th of our 7 prophecies of comfort.  We also address what can be learned from Ancient Near East references in the Bible and how to derive the meaning of Hebrew words. 

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Ki Tetze – Learn Torah

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“I was angry for a moment and hid my face from you; but with everlasting grace I will have compassion on you,” says YHWH your Redeemer.”  The words of comfort continue in Isaiah 54, and we address the origin of the haftarah readings as well as who are the Samaritans.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Ki Tetze – Learn Torah

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Yoel brings an historic perspective to some awkward and controversial issues in this week’s torah portion, Ki Tetze (when you go out).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Shoftim – Learn Torah

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Yoel examines the structure of authority that God established for Israel in this week’s torah portion, Shoftim (judges).

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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Shoftim – Learn Torah

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Is it ok to question God?  Does asking questions of God mean you doubt Him? We look at these questions and hear the powerful promises of hope in this week’s Haftarah, Shoftim.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Re’eh – Learn Torah

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This week’s torah portion, Re’eh (see) gives us instructions for identifying true prophets.  Listen as Yoel dissects the text for us.

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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Re’eh – Learn Torah

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“Listen carefully to me, and you will eat well, you will enjoy the fat of the land.”   How did early Judaism understand the Messianic Era, and what developed throughout time in Jewish thought?  Haftarah Re’eh describes a day of lush abundance for the land and people who are faithful to YHWH.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Eqev – Learn Torah

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Profound thoughts and questions arise in this week’s torah portion, Eqev (because), as Yoel looks at the mentioning of placing the tablets of stone in the ark.

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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Eqev – Learn Torah

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Did YHWH forsake Israel?  Who is the suffering servant in Isaiah 50 and where is the divorce document?  Yoel addresses these questions, as well as why Isaiah 53 is not included among the haftarot, as he examines the text of Haftarah Eqev.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vaetchanan – Learn Torah

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In this week’s torah portion, Vaetchanan (and I pleaded), Yoel examines the components of loyalty throughout this parashah.

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