Torah Commentary Archive

Commentary on Parashat Tzav

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “The fire on the altar shall be kept burning, not to go out; every morning the priest shall feed wood to it, lay out the burnt offering on it, and turn into smoke the fat parts of the offering of well-being. A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the …

Commentary on Parashat Vayikra

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying speak to the Israelite people…” Leviticus 1:1-2 The Hebrew title of the third book of the Torah is Va-Yikra, taken from the first words of the first sentence, “And God called.” For centuries, the Jewish …

Commentary on Parashat Tetzaveh

February 13, 2019 By Bettijane Eisenpreis “I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and I will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. I will abide among the Israelites, and I will be their God. And they shall know that I the Lord am their God, who brought them …

Parashat Be-Shallah

January 17, 2019 by Bettijane Eisenpreis Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, “The people may have a change of heart when they see war and return to Egypt.” So God led the people roundabout, …