Weekly commentary on the Torah portions with Jeff Gilbert.
Jeff Gilbert is…
not a rabbi,
not considered “Jewish” by the rabbinate and
not authorized by the rabbinate in any way to discuss the words of Torah.
But, I do it anyway.
Join us each week as we discuss the ideas surrounding the weekly divisions of the first five books of the “bible”. These discussions focus on helping those who are not associated, nor maybe even not want association with, any christian, or even rabbinic traditions.
We folk, who are standing between two camps…
on one side christianity, in all it’s shapes and traditions,
on the other side, Judaism, in all it’s shapes and traditions.
We folk have a voice, and we have a right to worship the God of Abraham in the way He details in His written words.
Shalom alechim everyone… Today we discuss clearing the slates… Do you still hold on to things that your brother has done for you? Should you?
Today we spent time discussing Sukkoth, the foundations of our faith in god and the first 6 chapters of Genesis. We hope that it is an aide in your studies. Chag Sammeach ha Sukkoth
Today we look back over the most important book of the “bible”, Deuteronomy. The unpardonable sin, and the pardon that can always be had, and how. Shalom to you and yours as you prepare for the giving of Life.
Shalom folks… Today we begin the close of the most important book in our “bible”. The “Song” to teach to our children and our children’s children. “None of these words are emptiness for you”
Shalom folks, Today I spend time in my favorite Torah portion and one of the most important messages that is never heard. Idolatry is the unpardonable sin. Listen to understand why.
Today we try to build up the name of Bila’am. His epiphany with God and his transition from a high priced enchanter to a man with his eyes made fully open. Most of this program we spend discussing the four songs of Bila’am. One for now, one for tomorrow, and two for the last day. We hope that you enjoy this program.
Today we discuss the Vows and the words of our mouth. In one example we dedicate ourselves and in the other we incriminate. Choose your words wisely. Getting back to the basics is our first and foremost duty. Love God, and Love His children.
Today we discuss the big pep talk that Moses gives to Israel as they prepare to leave for Kedesh Barnea and subsequently into the Land. What are these final words? Make no images of God and do not bow to them. Well, in Jeremiah, we find that Israel didn’t get that commandment corrected.
Today we discuss loving our neighbor and sojourner as ourselves. And, is “put to death” really, “put to death”?
Today we discuss the events surrounding the Yom Kippur as well as what is an abomination in the eyes of God.