Posts tagged Teshuvah

Nitzavim (Standing)

Nitzavim

Deuteronomy 29:9 to 30:20 For the people who have turned away from God, Torah provides the process of Teshuvah – return to God – The process can apply to both the nation of Israel and the individual Jew. This week’s portion is always read the week before Rosh Hashanah. It features an extensive listing of […]

Vayishlach (And he sent)

Vayishlach

Genesis 32:4 to 36:43 Jacob returns to the home of his parents after 20 years. He is fearful of the future and the reactions of his brother. However, after a mysterious encounter with “a man,” a new Jacob emerges with a new name – Israel, greater confidence, and the ability to lead his large household. […]

Tzav (Command)

Tzav

Leviticus 6:1 to 8:36 In Biblical times, wrongful acts (sins) were forgiven through animal sacrifices. After the Temple’s destruction, prayer replaced the sacrifices. But, how does prayer forgive sin? This week’s Torah reading gives added details regarding the ritual animal sacrifices as the Eternal speaks to Moses about the “commands” on how Aaron and his […]

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