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Terumah – “Offerings” – When God Invites Himself Over

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Terumah and covers Exodus 25:1 through 27:19. This morning, rather than our usual 5-7 minute commentary, I’ll be expanding our parasha into a full message. Terumah means contribution, gift or offering. The parasha opens with God’s invitation to raise a contribution - a terumah. It was not to be under any compulsion, but

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn, Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Terumah – “Offerings” – When God Invites Himself Over

Gossip – Just Say “No”

The thoughts I will be sharing with you this morning from Scripture fall under the category of the Second Great Commandment – “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” I have a riddle to propound to you. I wield no weapon, nor do I even raise a hand, and yet I can inflict wounds from which some will never recover.

By | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Gossip – Just Say “No”

Genesis 30 and 31

This week Rabbi Glenn covered Genesis 30:25-32:2, the section that describes Jacob's desire to return to Canaan, the deal Laban strikes with Jacob to get all the speckled, spotted and striped animals, Jacob's ingenious method to increase his own flock, his eventual secret departure from Laban, Laban's pursuit of him and their meeting up and covenant agreement to leave one another alone.

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Genesis 30 and 31

Shemot – ‘Names’ – Sanctity Of Human Life Weekend 2017

Being on the Right Side of (Repeated) History Our Torah reading this Shabbat bears the same name as the book it introduces: Shemot meaning “names”. The English name for the book, Exodus, is borrowed from Greek, and means “the way out”. It reflects the real, historical, monumental event of Israel leaving Egypt as a free people. Elsewhere in Scripture God

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shemot – ‘Names’ – Sanctity Of Human Life Weekend 2017

Vayigash – And He Drew Near

This week’s parasha is entitled VaYigash, which means, “and he drew near.”  It covers Genesis 44:18 – 47:27. Last week, Rabbi Glenn left us with a cliffhanger at the end of his parasha commentary as Joseph’s brothers were about to depart Egypt for the second time.  The evening before, they had feasted with Joseph, who still kept his identity a

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , |Comments Off on Vayigash – And He Drew Near

Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

The parasha for this week is entitled MiKetz, meaning “at the conclusion” and covers Genesis 41:1-44:17. Joseph has been in prison in Egypt on a bogus rape charge. Poor Joseph; betrayed by his brothers, enslaved in Egypt, imprisoned on false charges. But everywhere he went, Joseph conducted himself with integrity and God was with him. Eventually Joseph was given charge

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

We have a humorous saying that describes Jewish history and we trot it out each year around some of the more festive holidays. The saying goes like this: “They tried to kill us – we won – let’s eat”. We laugh, and we can afford to, since we did win. One of the great lessons of Chanukkah is that God

By | December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach, which means “and he sent”. Jacob is returning from Aram (Syria) to the land of Canaan, and there is this little unresolved matter – something about his brother Esau wanting to kill him. They say ‘time heals all wounds’, but Jacob wasn’t about to take any chances. As the parasha opens, Jacob

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

Genesis 22

This week Rabbi Glenn continued the study of Genesis by covering Genesis 22.  He discussed in detail the binding of Isaac (the Akedah) and how it clearly connects to Yeshua's sacrifice.

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Genesis 22

Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1-25:18, is Chayei Sarah, meaning “The Life of Sarah” the title of which is a little ironic, since it records her death (at 127 years of age). After grieving for Sarah, Abraham approaches the sons of Heth in nearby Hebron to negotiate the purchase of a field and a cave in Machpelah, where he wishes to

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chayei Sarah – “The Life Of Sarah”

Are You A Believer Or A Disciple?

I have never served in the United States Armed Forces, but I have the utmost admiration for those who do and those who have. In case you didn’t know it, we have men and women right here at Shema who have served our country, and with distinction, and I couldn’t be more proud to be associated with them! They are

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Are You A Believer Or A Disciple?