26:1-12. A famine forces Isaac to Philistia. When Isaac became too successful, he aroused the jealousy of the masses and was forced to leave the country. 26:5. four categories of commandments, … my safeguards, my commandments, my decrees, my Torahs. … Just as an embryo grows from a seed that is implanted as conception, so […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 26-30"
The Chumash – Genesis 21-25
21. The birth of Isaac. If someone prays for mercy on behalf of another when he himself needs that very same thing, he is answered first. 21:3. In order to be truly strong, one must be able to laugh at the world and its seemingly insuperable obstacles. 21:10. any relationship with wicked people would have […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 21-25"
The Chumash – Genesis 16-20
16. Hagar and Ishmael 17: The covenant of circumcision; new names and a new destiny 17:5. All converts are considered descendants of Abraham because the Torah calls him the father of … nations, and therefore a convert can be called a son of Abraham. This means that the spiritual mission of mankind, which began with […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 16-20"
The Chumash – Genesis 11-15
11:1-9. The Tower of Babel and the Dispersion. the Holy Tongue It seems ludicrous that people who had first-hand evidence of the Flood could have found grounds to rationalize a way of bypassing God’s control of events, but such is man’s capacity for self-deception that he can negate reality and build substance around a vacuum. […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 11-15"
The Chumash – Genesis 5-10
5: The genealogy of mankind The ten generations from Adam to Noah. Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah 6: 1-8. Prelude to the Flood. the sons of the rulers … the Nephilim 6:11. Now the earth had become corrupt before God; and the earth had become filled with robbery. 12. And […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 5-10"
The Chumash – Genesis 4
4: 1-16. Cain and Abel. 16. Cain left the presence of HASHEM and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. 16. notably, the eastern region always forms a place of refuge for murderers, for the cities of refuge that Moses later set aside were also to the east, “the place of sunrise.” 4:17-26. […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 4"
The Chumash – Genesis 3
3: 1-14. The serpent’s enticement. 3. Of the fruit of the tree which is in the center of the garden God has said: ‘You shall neither eat of it nor touch it, lest yo die.’” 6. And the woman perceived that the tree was good for eating and that it was a delight to the […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 3"
The Chumash – Genesis 2
Seventh Day: The Sabbath 4. These are the products of the heaven and the earth when they were created on the day that HASHEM God made earth and heaven. … God created the world for the sake of Abraham, because he was the epitome of kindness, one of the pillars of the world. …. He […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 2"
The Chumash – Genesis 1
The Beginning: First Day 1. In the beginning of God’s creating the heavens and the earth — 2. when the earth was astonishingly empty, with darkness upon the surface of the deep, and the Divine Presence hovered upon the surface of the water — 3. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. […]Read More "The Chumash – Genesis 1"