Outreach Israel Ministries
10 November, 2019

Haftarah V’yeira

Haftarah V’yeira “Hospitality Blessings” 2 Kings 4:1-37 (A); 4:1-23 (S) by Mark Huey As you ponder this week’s Haftarah reading and contemplate why the ancient Sages attached it to V’yeira (Genesis 18:1-22:24), the connective reasons appear to be the two common threads of hospitality and the blessings of offspring. In the case of the account […]

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3 November, 2019

Haftarah Lekh-Lekha

Haftarah Lekh-Lekha “Choices That Renew Our Strength” Isaiah 40:27-41:16 by Mark Huey Lekh-Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27), our Torah portion for this week, begins by familiarizing the reader with the exploits of the great Patriarch Abraham. In Romans 4 the Apostle Paul later described him as the father of the faithful. While Abraham is noted for his […]

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27 October, 2019

Haftarah Noach

Haftarah Noach “Walking by Faith” Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S) by Mark Huey The cataclysmic Flood described in Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) is undoubtedly the most memorable event that most of you will be considering this week. However, it is the post-deluge Noahdic Covenant that God unilaterally established with Noah and his progeny, which is reflected […]

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20 October, 2019

Haftarah Bereisheet

Haftarah Bereisheet “Israel: The Light from Darkness!” Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (A); 42:5-21 (S) by Mark Huey The recipients of the revelation from the Creator God, read in the opening few verses of Genesis, that the first recorded spoken words of the Almighty are: “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). Hovering over a formless and void Earth […]

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22 September, 2019

TorahScope: Nitzavim

Nitzavim Standing “Prophecies Here and Now” Deuteronomy 29:9[10]-30:20 Isaiah 61:10-63:9 The events of Nitzavim occur near the end of Moses’ declarations to the Ancient Israelites, and contain some extremely profound prophecies. I believe that we are witnessing the fulfillment of some of these prophecies today. From the creation of the State of Israel in the […]

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