Torah Commentary Archive

Parashat Va-Ethanan

July 17, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis “For your own sake, therefore, be most careful – since you saw no shape when the Lord your God spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire – not to act wickedly and make for yourselves a sculptured image in any likeness whatever…”  — Deuteronomy 4: 15-16 The …

Parashat B’haalot’cha

May 24, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis “The riffraff in their midst felt a gluttonous craving; and then the Israelites wept and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish that we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. Now our gullets …

Parashat B’Har

May 6, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis “Then you shall sound the horn loud; in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month – the Day of Atonement – you shall have the horn sounded throughout your land and you shall hallow the fiftieth year. You shall proclaim release throughout the land for all …

Parashat T’rumah

February 20, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis “Place the cover on top of the Ark, after depositing in the Ark the Pact that I will give you. There I will meet with you and I will impart with you — from above the cover, from between the two cherubim that are on top of the Ark …