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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayetse – Learn Torah

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From inheritance issues to polygamy to bizarre genetic engineering, this week’s Torah Portion, Vayetse (He went out) tells us about the life of Ya’aqov.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Chaye Sarah – Learn Torah

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There is a critical, ancient Hittite-Israelite contract that gets overlooked in this week’s Torah Portion, Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s life).  Listen as Yoel brings out the legal details recorded in this transaction.

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayera – Learn Torah

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This week’s Torah Portion, Vayera (and He appeared), tells us about the second departure of Hagar from Abraham and Sarah.  Listen in on our weekly bible class as Yoel walks us through a textual comparison of chapters 21 and 16, as well as Abraham’s covenant with Avimelech.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Lekh Lekha – Learn Torah

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There are lessons for the modern ger (stranger) in the account of Avram.  We also explain historic and legal points about Melchizedek, Hagar and circumcision in this week’s torah portion, Lekh-Lekha (GO!).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Noach – Learn Torah

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Who stole my bible?!  In this week’s torah portion, Noach (Noah), Yoel further addresses the claim that parts of the Tanakh were stolen from other cultures and writings by examining elements of the account of the flood.

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vezot Haberakhah – Learn Torah

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Join Yoel and Jeff Gilbert as we wrap up this year’s Torah cycle with Vezot Haberakhah (this is the blessing).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Ki Tavo – Learn Torah

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After an additional note about polygamy from last week’s parashah, Yoel discusses aspects of the bikkurim (firstfruits) in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo (when you come).

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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 | Torah Portion Matot/Masai – Learn Torah

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What do you do if you caused someone’s death, but it was an accident?  The Torah provides cities of refuge for those who commit manslaughter.  Yoel explains the function of these places in this week’s double torah portion, Matot/Masai (tribes/stages). 

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