Netivyah | Parashat Yitro

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 Principle of Delegation [2020] The Torah reading next Shabbat is Yitro (“Jethro”) (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23). The reading of this portion is of great importance to me. It teaches us a principal that ought to be embraced by all men. Jethro was the father-in-law of Moses, and the father of Zipporah the Midianite wife of…

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Netivyah | Parashat Beshalach | Moses parting the Red Sea

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: Would You Step Into the Red Sea? [2020] The Torah reading this next Shabbat is from Exodus 13:17-17:16. Finally, after God struck Egypt with ten plagues, Pharaoh sent the children of Israel out of Egypt, with their families, their livestock, and with the wealth of Egypt. However, Pharaoh was not so happy to lose this great…

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parashat-bo

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 Endgame for Pharaoh Was to Destroy Israel [2018] The Torah reading this coming Shabbat is the story of the Exodus. The parasha (portion) is called Bo (“come into Pharaoh” or “go into Pharaoh”) in Hebrew. It starts from Exodus 10:1 and goes to Exodus 13:16. This narrative is the most dramatic part of the Exodus story.…

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Netivyah | Parashat Vaera | Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: An Allegory of the Dinteville Family (1537)

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: Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart? [2020] The Torah reading this Shabbat is Vaera (Exodus 6:2-9:35). From the prophets the reading is from Ezekiel 28:25-29:21. From the New Testament the reading is from Romans 9:14-33. Now to the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart by the Almighty God, the creator of the world. The question that is asked…

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Netivyah | Parashat Shemot | The finding of Moses who, is rescued from the Nile by the maidservants of Pharaoh's daughter. Bartolomeo Biscaino (1629–1657)

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: One of the Greatest Heroes of the Bible is Nameless [2020] We are starting the reading of the book of Exodus. All the synagogues in the world will be reading the first chapters of the book of Exodus. The reading of Exodus is the greatest story of salvation and redemption and deliverance from slavery to freedom,…

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Netivyah | Parashat Vayigash | Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, Rembrandt (1656)

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: You Meant Evil Against Me; But God Meant It for Good [2020] This Shabbat’s reading is called “Vayechi”, in English the meaning is “and He lived”. The story is about the last words of Jacob to his sons just before Jacob dies. This concludes the reading of the book of Genesis. We started reading Genesis on…

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Netivyah | Parashat Vayigash | Joseph and his Brothers, Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651)

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: Yeshua Reveals Himself to His Brothers [2020] The Torah reading this next Shabbat is from Genesis 44:18 – 47:27, from the prophets the reading is from Ezekiel 39:15-28, and from the New Testament our reading is from Ephesians 2:1-10. The name of the Genesis 44 parasha (portion) is Vayigash, “he approached”. I like and appreciate this…

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Netivyah | Parashat Miketz | Joseph in Prison, Musée Bossuet, Meaux (1733)

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: Receive Everything With Joy [2019] This is the last Shabbat of 2019, the reading is from Parashat Miketz. Miketz is from Genesis 41:1-44:17. This is the heart of the story of Joseph in Egypt. There are so many important lessons to be learned in this reading. The reading from the prophets this Shabbat is from 1…

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Netivyah | Parashat Vayishlach | Jacob and Esau meet in an illustration from a Sunday school book from 1919

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 Conflict Between Brothers [2019] The Torah portion reading in the synagogues this Shabbat is called Vayishlach, in English it would translate as “and He sent.” It is the story of two brothers, twins, born minutes apart. These two brothers were already in competition and seeking notoriety even before they came out of their mother’s womb.…

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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: Jacob’s Departure and God’s Service to Him [2019] The reading this next Shabbat is one of my favorite portions of the Torah. It starts with Jacob’s dream, and continues with one of the most romantic stories in the Bible; Jacob falling in love with Rachel near the well in Haran. This parasha is named “Vayetze” (“and…

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Netivyah | Toldot | Gerard van Honthorst - Adoration of the Shepherds (1622)

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: Life is God’s Gift, Not Man’s [2019] The Torah portion this Shabbat is Toldot, Genesis 25:19 – 28:9. The Hebrew word “toldot” has many meanings. The basic meanings are “generations” or “descendants”, “history”, “genealogy”. The Hebrew concept of history is a chain of events where one event leads to the next event with causality. One event…

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Netivyah | Chayei Sarah | Illustration of Eliezer and Rebecca from an illustrated bible from 1991, by Adolf Hult (1869-1943)

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: Price Negotiation in the Middle East [2017] This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18). There are some very significant events in this portion of the Torah, and of course the most important one is the passing of Sarah. Abraham went to Hebron to buy a burial cave for the burial of…

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The Sacrifice of Isaac, by Le Dominiquin (1581–1641) | Netivyah | Parashat Vayera

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: What Would You Do if You Were Abraham? [2019] Anti-Semitism is on the rise the whole world over, and the USA is no exception. So, here is what I propose to you, my Christian brothers and sisters. Please keep reading the Bible. You can start from this week’s Torah portion, Genesis 18:1 – 22. This reading…

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Netivyah | Parashat Lech Lecha | Abraham and Lot divided the land | Bible Pictures with brief descriptions by Charles Foster, published in 1897, Philadelphia, PA

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: Abraham, the Evangelist [2019] This week’s portion is Lech Lecha, from Genesis 12:1-17:27, and the portion of the prophets that is read in the synagogues is from Isaiah 40:27-41:16. From the New Testament we read Hebrews 11:6-11. The story of Abraham is one of the pivotal stories of the Word of God from Genesis to the…

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Netivyah | Parashat Noach | “Noah's Ark” from “Bible Pictures with Brief Descriptions” by Charles Foster, published in 1897, Philadelphia, PA

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: God Came Down [2019] We just finished reading from Genesis 1:1 – 6:8. Last week I said that Genesis is one of the most important texts in the whole Bible. It is the basis of everything that will follow all the way to the book of Revelation. It starts with man and woman in the best…

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