The parasha this Shabbat is titled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus 10 through most of chapter 13. We have already witnessed the depths of this pharaoh’s cruelty. His efforts at Jewish infanticide, and the ongoing and even intensified enslavement of our people. Adonai saw these things, heard the cries of our people, and remembered the covenant He
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the events leading to the conclusion of 1 Samuel (including all of 1 Samuel 31 and the death of Saul and his sons), and proceeded to study 2 Samuel 1:1 - 2:11.
This week Rabbi Glenn finished 1 Samuel by covering 1 Samuel 29-31.
This week due to a presentation at BHBC Rabbi Glenn had a short study that consisted of a Bible literacy quiz.
Notice I didn’t ask what will happen in 2018. The more I’ve been wondering what the year ahead holds for us, the more I realize that our particular circumstances will be profoundly less important than how we deal with them. Because how we address our circumstances tends to reveal the state of our souls. Let me share with you the
The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi, meaning “And he lived”, referring to Joseph, and completes the book of B’reysheet. Last Shabbat we contemplated Jacob’s joyful reunion with his son Joseph, who for all those years he had thought to be dead. On account of the ongoing famine, Jacob and his entire family had relocated to Egypt, and
This week Rabbi Glenn covered 1 Samuel 26-28 during the Bible Study.
This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study with 1 Samuel 25 covering David and Abigail. The audio for this week was unfortunately significantly degraded due to a technical mistake.
Don’t you wish there were more things in life that could be a one-and-done proposition? Like shoveling snow? In fact, there are very few things in this world, once accomplished, that you never have to think about again. Certainly not the dishes or the laundry, and, in the case of the Harris home, sweeping up dog hair tumbleweeds. It just
Rabbi Glenn continued the Bible Study in 1 Samuel with 1 Samuel 24.
This week Rabbi Glenn spent a little time discussing President Trump's announcement about recognition of Jerusalem and the planned relocation of the embassy. Then he did a bit of review of 1 Samuel 21 and 22, and went on to study the entirety of 1 Samuel 23.
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, translated “And He Sent”. It will take us through Genesis chapter 36. Allow me to preface my summary of the parasha with a brief statement. Human beings are inherently sinful – a perpetual condition inherited from our first rebellious parents in Eden. Because of it, we routinely fail to trust and wait
This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study in 1 Samuel with 1 Samuel 21 and 22.
Back from Israel, Rabbi Glenn reviewed 1 Samuel through 1 Samuel 20.
Being in spiritual leadership is such an easy gig. It’s the little things; like how everyone respects your advice, and nobody causes problems. Nobody questions your motives or takes issue with your decisions; nor do people compare you with other preachers. Criticisms are few, always presented in love and gentleness, and never behind your back. Just ask Moses… or the
After reviewing the themes of 1 Samuel and 1 Samuel 16, Rabbi Glenn then covered all of 1 Samuel 17.
Rabbi Glenn continued the study this week with 1 Samuel 16.
The final weekly parasha is entitled V’zot HaB’racha, meaning,“and this is the blessing” and completes the annual cycle of Torah readings. Shortly before his death, Moses pronounces a blessing over the 12 tribes – a reiteration of what Jacob prophesied over his 12 sons five centuries earlier. The two blessings contain differences, and some of them are worth noting. The
This week Rabbi Glenn covered 1 Samuel 15, specifically Saul's abject failure in dealing with the Amalekites.
Here we are, in the midst of Sukkot, the most joyous of all Jewish festivals. This holiday is also known as Zeman Simchateinu – ‘The Season of Our Rejoicing’. In fact, so significant is this seventh of the seven God-ordained holidays, occurring in the seventh month, lasting seven days, and featuring the sacrifice of seventy bulls, that it came to
How many of you used to watch the game show Family Feud? Maybe some of you still do. Steve Harvey has hosted it since 2010, but there have been six different hosts in the show’s history. Did you know it’s been on the air for 46 years? I remember when it first came on, and Richard Dawson (one of the
For Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Glenn took the Bible study through the Akedah, the binding of Issac and had a short Q & A.
A Rosh HaShanah Meditation on Matthew 25:1-13. Introduction: Did you know there’s a Jewish wedding feast to take place in Heaven? It’s true! In fact, the Scriptures are filled with examples of God portrayed as a Husband, and Israel His bride. The prophet Isaiah wrote, “For your Husband is your Maker, whose name is the Lord of hosts… (Isa. 54:5).
We have a double-parasha this morning: Nitzavim and Vayelech. Nitzavim means ‘Those taking a stand’ and Vayyelech means ‘And he went’. These two parashas span Deuteronomy 29:9 (29:10 in our English Bibles) through 31:30. The parasha opens with all Israel assembled to stand before Adonai. In fact, the usual verb for ‘stand’ (omayd) isn’t the word used here. The verb
This week Rabbi Glenn's study of The Life Of David continued with 1 Samuel 13-14.2