Torah Commentary Archive

Commentary on Parashat D’varim

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis “These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan…” Deuteronomy 1:1 Words are very important in the history of our people. What we call the Ten Commandments are called in Hebrew the Ten Words. We do not conceive of God in pictures. …

Commentary on Matot — Mas-ei

Bettijane Eisenpreis By Bettijane Eisenpreis Daughters are not Sons They said, “The Lord commanded my lord to assign the land to the Israelites as shares by lot; and my Lord was further commanded by the Lord to assign the shares of our kinsman Zelophehad to his daughters. Now if they marry persons from another Israelite …

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 …