Please join our family as study this week’s Torah Parashah is Eikev, which means Consequences or Because. The themes of this Parashah are redemption, rebellion, repentance, and restoration.
- Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
- Prophets: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
- B’rit Chadashah (New Covenant): Besort HaGe’ulah (Gospels) – John 13:31-15:27 & Iggerot (Letters) – Romans 8:31-39
Parashah in a Nutshell:
In this week’s Parashah, Moses continues his closing remarks to the children of Israel. He reminds them that G-d redeemed them from Egypt and that if they keep G-d’s commands in he Torah, they will prosper in the land promised to their forefathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). Moses recalls the failings of the first generation who were rebellious — their worship of the Golden Calf, the rebellion of Korach, the sin of the spies, angering of G‑d at Taveirah, Massah and Kivrot Hataavah. He also speaks about their repentance and forgiveness that G-d has shown them through the Second Tablets that G-d made for them to restore His children to Him. He calls their attention to the fact that for the forty years in the wilderness that G-d sustained them and it was to teach them that they need to rely solely upon G-d. Moses describes the land they are about to enter and how it is blessed with the “seven kinds”. He commands them to destroy the idols/gods of the current inhabitants, and to beware not to become prideful and remember who provided the land to them. In other words, to circumcise their hearts.
The Besort HaGe’ulah (Gospel) reading reveals that Yeshua (Jesus) is the way, the truth, and life. Yeshua promises to send the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). Yeshua teaches that He is the true vine and G-d is the vinedresser. Therefore, whoever abides in Him will bear much fruit. He reminds us that we must keep G-d commands and love one another. He warns of the hatred of the world and we are not of the world. The Iggerot (Letters) reading Paul describes G-d’s everlasting love for us. So much is his love that he did not spare His Son’s life. We have everlasting life in His resurrection. He intercedes on our behalf before G-d. Nothing can separate us from the love of G-d in Yeshua. HalleluYah!
Study Helps & Projects:
- For Children: Torah Explorers
- Adult Study Outline
- Audio of Parashah Readings
- Video for Torah Portion
- Video for Children on the Torah Portion
- Make a mezuzah
- Children’s Lessons from YMTOI
- Coloring Page from Challah Crumb
Blessings from our family to yours,