Parashah Re’eh (See)

Please join our family in reading in this week’s Parashah Re’eh, which means See. The themes of this week’s Parashah are blessings, curses, sorrow and joy.


Scripture Readings:

  1. Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
  2. Prophets:  Isaiah 54:11-16:17
  3. B’rit Chadashah (New Covenant):  Besort HaGe’ulah (Gospels) John 16:1-17:26 and Iggerot (Letters) 1 John 4:1-6

Parashah in a Nutshell:  This week’s Parashah starts with Moses telling the Children of Israel, “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse”.  The blessing that will come when they fulfill G‑d’s commandments, and the curse if they abandon them. These should be proclaimed on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal when the people cross over into the Holy Land.  The Parashah goes on to explain that a temple should be established in “the place that G‑d will choose to make dwell His name there,” where the people should bring their sacrifices to Him.  It is forbidden to make offerings to G‑d in any other place. Moses goes onto tell them that a  false prophet, or one who entices others to worship idols, should be put to death. The identifying signs for kosher animals and fish, and the list of non-kosher birds are repeated. A tenth of all produce is to be eaten in Jerusalem, or else exchanged for money with which food is purchased and eaten there. In certain years this tithe is given to the poor instead. The firstborn cattle and sheep are to be offered in the Temple, and their meat eaten by the kohanim (priests). The mitzvah (commandment to of charity obligates a Jew to aid a needy fellow with a gift or loan. On the Sabbatical year (occurring every seventh year), all loans are to be forgiven. All indentured servants are to be set free after six years of service.  The Parashah concludes with the laws of the three pilgrimage festivals—Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot—when all should go to “see and be seen” before G‑d in the Holy Temple.

The Besort HaGe’ulah (Gospel) reading Yeshua continues his warning to the disciples about what will happen when he goes to the Father.  He comforts them by letting them know he will send the Helper, the Holy  Spirit. He further tells the disciples that their sorrow over Him leaving will turn into joy. He tells him that he has overcome world and that they can have peace in him. Chapter 17 is Yeshua’s High Priestly Prayer to the Father. The Iggerot (Letters) reading John tells us to test the spirits to see if they are from G-d.  We must discern the difference between the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error or delusion.

Study Helps and Projects

  1. Parashah in a Nutshell Video
  2. Adult Study Outline
  3. Children’s Study Outline
  4. Good Intentions Teaching by D.T. Lancaster (Beth Immanuel)
  5. Children’s Worksheet
  6. Video for Children for the Parashah from Torah Tots
  7. Craft:  That All May Be One Coloring Sheet




Parashah Eikev

Please join our family as study this week’s Torah Parashah is Eikev, which means Consequences or Because.  The themes of this Parashah eiare redemption, rebellion, repentance, and restoration.

Scripture Readings:

  1. Torah:  Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
  2. Prophets: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
  3. 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:

  1. For Children: Torah Explorers
  2. Adult Study Outline
  3. Audio of Parashah Readings
  4. Video for Torah Portion
  5. Video for Children on the Torah Portion
  6. Make a mezuzah
  7. Children’s Lessons from YMTOI
  8. Coloring Page from Challah Crumb

Blessings from our family  to yours,



Counting the Omer

Shavuot commemorates G-d’s giving of the Torah to Israel at Mount Sinai. It marks the period between the physical and spiritual redemption.  The New Testament reveals to us that Shavuot (Pentecost) is the climax of G-d’s plan for our deliverance through Jesus.

The countdown to Shavuot (Pentecost) represents the giving of the Rbarenewed Covenant to all of mankind.  It is when we were given the Holy Spirit.  Jews would come to Jerusalem to celebrate and reaffirm their commitment to the Torah.  The Holy Spirit descended upon Israel, as Jesus foretold, to offer the promise of eternal salvation to all who chose to believe. (Acts 2)

The Renewed Covenant makes the Torah written upon our hearts by G-d’s Spirit. It gives us a life fruitful in the truth and grace through the love of Jesus.  It is because of this connection that Counting the Omer is very symbolic for believers.  All of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances occurred during this time.

It is during this period that our family Counts the Omer and reads the Book of Acts and the accounts of Jesus’ post-resurrection appears.  It is a time to reflect upon our lives and to identify and purge those things that are blocking us from deepening our relationship with the Father.  It is a time to purify ourselves before him. A time to reaffirm our commitment to the promised offered through the Renewed Covenant.

We hope that you will join our family as we Count the Omer.  Here is a chart that our family is using to Count the Omer.  Each night we read a selection and the children cut out a sheave and place it on the calendar.  There are special stickers for the Ascension and day 50 which is the Shavuot (Pentecost).

Blessings from our family to yours.


Readings include: the Book of Acts, Mark 16:9, John 20:16-18, Matthew 28:5-10, Luke 24:34, 1 Cor. 5:15, Luke 24:31, Mark 16:14, Luke 24:33-39, John 20:19, John 20:19, John 20:24-29, John 21:1-14, 1 Cor. 15:6, Luke 24:50, and Acts 1:9-12 (ESV).


VaYachel & Pekudei

I realized we are in double portion Parashah. That is if I’m reading the schedule right. VaYachel “And He Assembled and Pekudei “Accounts Of”. Please join our family in reading these portions:
Exodus 35 – 38:20
1 Kings 7:13-8:21
2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Exodus 38:21 – 40:38
1 Kings 18:1-39
Revelation 11:1-13 & 15:5-8
This portion is about Moses assembling the people of Israel and telling them again the commandment to observe the Shabbat. He tells them G‑d’s instructions regarding the making of the Tabernacle. Skilled artists make the Tabernacle’s furnishings and priestly garments.  Moses anoints the garments and establishes Aaron and his sons into the priesthood. A cloud appears over the Tabernacle, which marks the divine presence of G-d dwelling within it.
Questions to be Answered by the Children:
1) What can you and can’t you do on the Sabbath?  For how long are we expected to keep the Sabbath?
2) What does it mean to have a “willing heart”?jewish-priest-garments1
3) What are your talents and gifts and how can you use them to bring glory to G-d?
4) What are the furnishings in the Tabernacle? Who do they point to?  What are they for?
5) What do the priestly garments consist of? What are the significance of the garments? Who do the garments point to?
6) How did the Children of Israel know that G-d was dwelling in the Tabernacle? How does G-d dwell with His children today?
7) Who in the Bible has experienced the presence of Elohim?
This is a lapbook and a model to build of the Tabernacle

May this study bless you, as it does our family.



Parashah B’shallach

This week’s Torah Parashah is B’shallach, which means “After He Had Let Go”.  The Parashah  picks up with the Pharaoh allowing the children of Israel to leave Egypt. Changing his mind, he chases after them to force their return.  The children of Israel are thhlouc8v8literally between a rock (Mt. Sinai) and a hard place (the Egyptian army). G-d instructs Moses to raise his staff over the water splitting it in two to allow the Israelites to pass through, and then closing it up over the Egyptians. Moses, and the children of Israel, sing a song of praise to G0d.

During their journey, they suffer from thirst, hunger, and repeatedly complain to Moses and Aaron.  G‑d miraculously sweetens the bitter waters of Marah, and later tells Moses to bring forth water from a rock by striking it with his staff.  G-d gives manna from heaven before dawn each morning and quails in the evening. The children of Israel are instructed to gather a double portion of manna on Friday because of Shabbat, the day of rest.

Reading Schedule:

  • Monday – Exodus 13:17 – 14:17, Luke 2:22-24, John 6:25-35
  • Tuesday – Exodus 14:18 – 15:18, Judges 4:4 – 5:31,
  • Wednesday – Exodus 15:19 – 16:18, John 19:31-37
  • Thursday – Exodus 16:19 – 17:16, 1 Corthinans 10:1-13
  • Friday – 2 Corthinans 8:1-15, Revelations 15:1-4

Activities to Complete:

  1. Outline the Parashah. Complete Hebrew lesson.
  2. Complete the Parashah sequencing sheets.
  3. Make a map of the Exodus route.
  4. Complete YMTOI exercise Seeking Treasure Together Fill-In the Blank
  5. Complete YMTOI craft.
  6. Copy and memorize YMTOI memory verse – Exodus 15:2
  7. Put together your lapbook.




Questions to be Answered:

  1. Review: What were the ten plagues? Research: What is the meaning of the plagues and what Egyptian god was targeted with each plague? Make a booklet for your lapbook with this answer.
  2. What is the feast of Unleavened Bread? What are the spiritual meanings of the feast?What is the feast an image of? Why is it important to those who believe in Jesus? Design a graphic for your lapbook with the answer to this question.
  3. Were G-d’s people keeping the feast during the time of the apostles? (Matt. 16:17, Luke 22:1, and Acts 12:3; 20:6).
  4. What does Paul urge in 1 Corthinans 5:8?
  5. The children of Israel left on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Who was leading them? Where did he lead them to? (Exodus 14:17–22)
  6. What did Pharaoh decided to do? Were the Israelites afraid? What did Moses tell the children of Israel? How did G-d deliver the Israelites?
  7. What was the Israelites’ response as a result of their victory?

Blessings from our family to yours as we study this week’s Parashah!