parashat-ki-tavo

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: The Words Spoken Upon Bringing Firstfruits [2019] The Torah portion that is read in the synagogues in Israel this next Shabbat is Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8). The haftarah (reading from the prophets) is Isaiah 60:1-22. From the New Testament, we read from the Gospel of John 13:1 – 15:27. The Ki Tavo portion has…

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parashat-ki-teitzei

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: The Torah Deals With Real Daily Life [2018] The weekly reading in the synagogues around the world is from Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19. It is a long reading, and full of very important instructions from the Lord God of Israel for the community. Most of God’s word, from Genesis to the end of the book of…

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parashat-shoftim

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: Innocent Blood Must be Avenged [2019] The Parashat Shoftim (“shoftim” means “judges” in Hebrew) reading is from Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9. The weekly reading from the prophets is Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12, and from the New Testament we read John 1:19-27. One of the intriguing texts in this Shabbat’s reading is the issue of the blood…

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parashat-reeh

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: It is Never Too Late to Make a Wise Choice [2019] This week’s Torah reading is from Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17, from the prophets Isaiah 66:1-24, and from the New Testament John 7:37-52. As you have been following the “Jerusalem Prayer List”, you may have noticed that most of the time, when I read the Torah…

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parashat-eikev

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: Not by Bread Alone [2019] We are approaching the end of the Jewish year of 5779, and now we are reading from Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:45. This portion starts with the word “Eikev”. Translated into English, it means “because.” The Hebrew root of this word is also the root of the name “Jacob”. It literally means…

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parashat-vaetchanan

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: Comfort Ye My People [2019] The Torah reading this next Shabbat (August 17th, 2019) is Parashat Va’etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11, and from the Prophets Isaiah 40:1-26. From the New Testament the reading is from Mark 12:28-34. This Shabbat is very special because of the reading of Isaiah 40:1-26. The name of this special Shabbat is…

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parashat-devarim

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: A Second Giving of the Torah [2016] Last week we finished reading the book of Numbers, and this Shabbat we are starting the reading of the book of Deuteronomy. The name Deuteronomy is made up of two Greek words: deuteron, meaning second (the following), and nomos, meaning the law. In other words, this book in Greek…

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Parashat Matot-Masei: Various Teachings From Netivyah Staff

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Note: This is a double Torah portion. To learn more about double Torah portions, read here. Joseph Shulam: The Problem With The Pursuit of Happiness [2019] This Shabbat the reading is from the last few chapters of the book of Numbers. This is a double Torah portion. The reading is from Numbers 30:2–36:13. The portion of the haftarah,…

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The zeal of Phinehas is seen later in Jesus.

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: Living Outside of the Box [2019] This Shabbat the Torah reading (in Israel) will be Parashat Pinchas (Phinehas) (Numbers 25:10-30:1) and the reading from the prophets is from Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3. Last week we read the dramatic story of Balaam and his donkey. The donkey was smarter than the famous magician with an international reputation.…

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parashat-balak

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: Answers to Questions About Balaam and the Donkey [2019] The reading of the Torah this week (in Israel) is from Numbers 22:2-25:9. It is called Balak, because Balak the king of Moab could not have a victory over Israel, and he wanted to destroy Israel before they arrived in the land of Canaan. So, he saw…

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parashat-chukat

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: The Willingness to be Outside the Camp [2019] This week the Torah reading is from Parashat Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1, the reading from the prophets is from Judges 11:1-23, and from the New Testament from John 3:10-22. These recommendations to read from the Torah on Shabbat are not my invention. They are the recommendations of the apostles…

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parashat-korach

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: It is not Always Good to Seek to be First [2019] The upcoming Torah portion is Parashat Korach, from Numbers 16:1-18:32. From the Prophets the reading will be from 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22, and from the New Testament from Romans 13:1-7. The portion of Korach deals with the rebellion of very important leading families against the leadership…

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parashat-shelach-lecha

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: The Error of the Spies [2019] The reading on this Shabbat (in Israel) is from Numbers 13:1-15:41, Parashat Shelach. It begins with the words “shelach lecha” in Hebrew (“send for yourself”). From the prophets, the reading is from Joshua 2:1-24, and from the New Testament we read Luke 17:1-18:43. One of the main episodes in this…

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Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat is the Shabbat of Passover. This holiday has several names, which I will elaborate on: “Passover” – this name is given to the holiday because, during the plague of the death of the firstborn, God “passed over” the homes of the children of Israel. The second name is the “Festival of Matzot.” This name comes from the matzot which are ​​eaten during the holiday, and they remind us of the bread of affliction that our forefathers ate during the Exodus. The third name is the “Holiday of Freedom,” and it is…

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the-passover-seder

Welcome to the second of three teachings that Joseph Shulam has prepared for this Passover. In this teaching, Joseph Shulam gives a description of what happens during a Passover Seder. He also addresses the importance of children in the Passover Seder, the song of Moses, and how the Passover was expressed during the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament. The next teaching is “Passover in the New Testament”, and the previous teaching is “Introduction to Passover”.

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introduction-to-passover

 Welcome to the first of three teachings that Joseph Shulam has prepared for this Passover. In it, he addresses the placement of Passover within the Jewish calendar, how Passover represents God’s act of salvation, and the importance of celebrating Passover not only as a Jewish holiday, but as a biblical holiday. The next teachings are “The Passover Seder”, and “Passover in the New Testament”.

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The destruction of the Second Temple on Tisha B'Av came as the result of baseless hatred, or sinat chinam in Hebrew.

 Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat we read and study Parashat Tzav. This is a Torah portion intended for priests: “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering…’” – Leviticus 6:9 [NIV] Our parasha continues on the matter of sacrifices. Today, I would like to explain the concept of Judaism that replaces the sacrifice with prayer. After that, I would like to discuss prayer and the importance of it in Judaism as well as in our lives as believers. Prayer as a Sacrifice What sacrifice are we…

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purim

Happy holidays from Netivyah! This week, our founder, Joseph Shulam, has recorded a special Purim greeting for you, in which he talks about God’s hand at work, behind the scenes, in history, in the world, and in our lives. Enjoy!

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purim-2018

Happy Purim! Purim is a holiday that has several customs, the most important of which are: “Mishloach Manot” – everyone sends their neighbor or friend a small package of good things. Gifts for the poor – the commandment of generosity to the poor (tzedakah) gets a special emphasis on Purim. Celebration and rejoicing – it is customary to celebrate with parties, food and drink, with an emphasis on joy and dancing. And of course the most important custom is to read the Book of Esther. One of the great lessons that I can learn from the Book of Esther is that…

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parashat-mishpatim

 Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. These are the laws you are to set before them… – Exodus 21:1 [NIV] After the Ten Commandments are given, there is a long list of laws and orders related to the course of life, such as a person’s property, responsibility for this property, laws of loss, and the relationship between the citizen and the government. This Shabbat I want to talk a bit about the contrast between the exciting and the mundane, between the extraordinary and the ordinary. Then I want to talk a little…

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