Torah Tuesday at Bet Immanuel (Current)

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Rabbi Yeshua

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The current class of Torah Tuesday will be looking at the haftarah portions.  A complete cycle of commentary on the Torah portions is archived for your reference and study.  Click here for the Torah lecture archives

The Haftarah is a series of selections from the books of the Prophets of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) that are studied each week in conjuntion with the prescribed Torah reading of the week.  The haftarah is thematically linked to the parashat (Torah portion) that precedes it.

 The practice of reading and studying the haftarah arose in response to the persecution of the Jews under Antiochus Epiphanes which preceded the Maccabean revolt, wherein Torah study was prohibited.  The amazing aspect of the Word of God is that it is a fractal.  Thus, whenever you have one part of it, you in reality have it all.  Hence, during the time when the Jews were not allowed to study the first five books of the Bible, they studied the prophetic writings.  However, each of the prophetic portions actually contains its associated Torah reading.  Hence, the Jews were still able to study the Torah by studying the Prophets.

 Centuries before Yeshua walked the earth, Ezra the Scribe and the 120 elders of the Great Assembly divided the Torah (i.e. the first five books of the Bible) into 54 portions, so that in the course of a year the entire Torah scroll would be recited during weekly worship (i.e. a lectionary).  This practice is still observed around the world today.  It is to these 54 portions that a prophetic reading (haftarah) has been attached.    

Yeshua said that these Hebrew scriptures plainly testify of him (John 5:39, Luke 24:27).  On Tuesday evenings in this class, we will be focusing primarily on the haftarah, so that we can better understand how these Scriptures bear witness to Yeshua and in the process we will also get in touch with the Hebraic roots of our faith. 

The reading schedule is available by clicking here

 You can contact Dr. Chad via email at torahtuesdays@gmail.com

The Haftarah Commentaries

Below are the handouts and audio for the current classes.

Haftarah Bereshit Handout                 Class Lecture Haftarah Bereshit 

Haftarah Vayera Handout                    Class Lecture Haftarah Vayera

Haftarah Chayei Sarah                        Class Lecture Haftarah Chayei Sarah

Haftarah Toldot Handout                    Class Lecture Haftarah Toldot

Haftarah Vayetze Handout                 Class Lecture Haftarah Vayetze

Haftarah Vayishlach Handout             Class Lecture Haftarah Vayishlach

Haftarah Vayeshev Handout               Class Lecture Haftarah Vayeshev

Haftarah Chanukkah Handout            Class Lecture Haftarah Chanukkah

Haftarah Va'era Handout                     Class Lecture Haftarah Va'era

Haftarah Bo Handout                           Class Lecture Haftarah Bo  

Haftarah Beshalach Handout             Class Lecture Haftarah Beshalach

Haftarah Yitro Handout                        Class Lecture Haftarah Yitro

Haftarah Mishpatim / Shekalim          Class Lecture Haftarah Mishpatim / Shekalim

Haftarah Terumah Handout                Class Lecture Haftarah Terumah

Haftarah Ki Tisa / Shabbat Parah        Class Lecture Ki Tisa / Shabbat Parah

Haftarah Vayak'hel / Pekudei               Class Lecture Vayak'hel / Pekudei

Haftarah Vayikra Handout                   Class Lecture Haftarah Vayikra                 

Acharon Shel Pesach Handout           Class Acharon Shel Pesach (Last Day of Passover)

Haftarah Emor Handout                      Class Lecture Haftarah Emor

Haftarah Behar Handout                     Class Lecture Haftarah Behar

Haftarah Bamidbar Handout               Class Lecture Haftarah Bamidbar

Haftarah Nasso Handout                    Class Lecture Haftarah Nasso

Haftarah Korach Handout                   Class Lecture Haftarah Korach

Haftarah Balak Handout                     Class Lecture on Haftarah Balak

Haftarah Pinchas Handout                  Class Lecture Haftarah Pinchas

Haftarah Shabbat HaGadol                 Class Lecture Shabbat HaGadol

Haftarah Devarim Handout                 Class Lecture Haftarah Devarim (Shabbat Chazon)

Haftarah Va'etchanan Handout          Class Lecture Haftarah Va'etchanan (Shabbat Nachamu)

Haftarah Ekev Handout                        Class Lecture Haftarah Ekev  

Haftarah Re'eh Handout                     Class Lecture Haftarah Re'eh   

Haftarah Shoftim Handout                  Class Lecture Haftarah Shoftim

Haftarah Nitzavim Handout                 Class Lecture Haftarah Nitzavim

Yom Shen Shel Rosh HaShanah       Class Lecture Shen Shel Rosh HaShanah

Yom Kippur Shacharit                         Class Lecture Yom Kippur Shacharit

 

 

 

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