Torah Commentary Archive

Commentary on Sh’lach L’cha

June 15, 2019 By Bettijane Eisenpreis “And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me, and how long will they have no faith in Me, despite all the signs that I have performed in their midst? I will strike them with pestilence and disown them, and I will make of you …

Commentary on Parashat B’midbar

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting …” Numbers 1:1 This book, which we call Numbers in English, is called B’Midbar, In …

Commentary on Tazria-M’tzora

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “As for the person with a leprous affection, his clothes shall be rent, his head shall be left bare, and he shall cover his upper lip, and he shall call out, “Unclean, Unclean!” He shall be unclean as long as the disease is on him. Being unclean, he shall dwell …

Commentary on Parashat Tzav

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis The Lord spoke to Moses saying: Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering…. Leviticus 6:1-2 The titles of the Torah’s parashot do not necessarily reflect their principal themes. Rather, the first or most important word of the early sentences becomes the method of …