Mattot and Massei

mattot massei

Welcome to Torah portions Mattot and Massei Mattot means Tribes and Massei means Journeys Scripture passage: Numbers 30:2-36:13 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH always does what He says. He expects us to always do what we say. He has special rules for women. When a young girl makes a promise, she must keep […]

Pinchas

pinchas

Welcome to Torah portion Pinchas Pinchas means Phinehas Scripture passage: Numbers 25:10-30:1 Read Aloud from My First Torah Phinehas did the right thing by killing the wicked people in the camp. Because he obeyed YHVH, YHVH made a covenant with him and his descendants. They would always serve as priests. Since much time had passed, […]

Balak

balak

Welcome to Torah portion Balak Balak means Balak 🙂 Scripture passage: Numbers 22:2-25:9 Read Aloud from My First Torah The Children of Israel camped near Moab. Balak, the king of Moab, and all the Moabites were very fearful of Israel. So Balak sent a message to Balaam, asking him to curse Israel, so they would […]

Chukat

chukat

Welcome to Torah portion Chukat Chukat means Statute Scripture passage: Numbers 19:1-22:1 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH had explained to the people that some things make a person unclean, like touching a dead body. Touching a dead body was not sinful, but the person needed to be cleaned before they could approach the […]

Korach

korach

Welcome to Torah portion Korach Korach means Korah Scripture passage: Numbers 16:1-18:32 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH kept showing the Children of Israel how to obey. But some of them still chose to disobey. Korah, from the tribe of Levi, gathered 250 men and went to speak against Moses and Aaron. They thought […]

Shelach

shelach

Welcome to Torah portion Shelach Shelach means Send Scripture passage: Numbers 13:1-15:41 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH had the people send twelve spies into the Promised Land, one from each tribe. They were told to go up into the hills. They needed to find out what the land was like, where the people […]

Why do I keep Torah?

keep Torah

I’ve never written a post like this before, since I have always assumed that people who find my site already know to keep Torah. My job is to help them teach their children, and see the implications of keeping Torah in everyday family life. But, I have realized that, at some point, we each need […]

Behaalotcha

behaalotcha

Welcome to Torah portion Behaalotcha Behaalotcha means When you set up Scripture passage: Numbers 8:1-12:16 Read Aloud from My First Torah After the Israelites had been out of Egypt a whole year, YHVH reminded them that it was time to celebrate the Passover again. They kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first […]

Naso

naso

Welcome to Torah portion Naso Naso means Take up Scripture passage: Numbers 4:21-7:89 Read Aloud from My First Torah Moses counted all the sons of Kohath, from the tribe of Levi. They had a very special job in the Tabernacle. Whenever the Israelites traveled to a new camp, the Kohathites packed all the items from […]

Bamidbar

bamidbar

Welcome to Torah portion Bamidbar Bamidbar means In the wilderness Scripture passage: Numbers 1:1-4:20 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH told Moses to count the Children of Israel. Each tribe was counted, but only the men that could go to war. The tribe of Rueben had 46,500 men that were at least 20 years […]