This week Rabbi Glenn studied Isaiah 19, the oracle against Egypt (waters drying up, no rain, famine, leading to desperation, and then God sends them "a savior and a champion") and the glorious future for the Middle East in the days of Messiah. But to set the stage, he first read and discussed Zechariah 14 (no rain on Egypt or
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 17 And 18 (oracles against Syria & Israel and against Ethiopia). In session two there was a study of Zechariah 3:1-8 (emphasis on verse 8) and comparison with Isaiah 11 and Jeremiah 23 (Messiah "The Branch").
The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Ki Tissa, meaning “When you take or carry out (having to do with the taking of a census)” and spans Exodus 30-34. Included in this section of the Torah are the commands to sanctify with sacred oil the tent of meeting, the altar, its tools and Aaron and his sons the priests. In
This week Rabbi Glenn Isaiah 15-16 which cover the oracle against Moab. In the second session, he reiterated the importance of being biblically literate, and knowing the major messianic prophecies. Micah 5:2 was covered and Rabbi Glenn discussed Messiah's birthplace and eternal origins.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 14 and compared it to Ezekiel 28. The second session's Messianic prophecy was on Daniel 9:24-26.
This week Rabbi Glenn studied Isaiah 12-13. The second session was a study of the messianic prophecy of Isaiah 31:31-34 (and bonus study of vss. 35-37, that Israel will NEVER be destroyed).
Our parasha for this Shabbat, spanning Exodus 18-20 is one of the most significant in all the Torah, because it describes Israel’s encounter with God at Mt. Sinai, and the giving of the Ten Commandments. Interesting, that this parasha should be entitled Yitro, the name of Moses’ father-in-law. Yitro (Jethro) comes to Moses with Zipporah and Moses’ 2 sons Gershom
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the first half of Isaiah 11, and went on to finish the chapter. In the process he also looked at Jeremiah 23:5-8, which doubled as themessianic prophecy of the week. There was also a short Q/A.
This week was a special study dedicated to Isaiah 52:13-53:12 with a Q/A as well.
When it comes to professional sports, let me just go on record as saying: Detroit is the place to live if you enjoy despondency! 2018 was another rough year for our teams. In spite of a lot of talented players, the Lions had a dismal season. The Tigers weren’t much better. It’s been 10 years since the Red Wings were
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 10:20-11:10.
Introduction: Picture this: you’re taking a family road trip with your kids. Now, parents, I know you’ll be able to answer this question: What are the four words you DO NOT want to hear out of their precious little mouths?. That’s right “Are we there yet?” When our kids were little, Alexandra and I used to offer a financial reward
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 9:8-10:19, in the second session he covered the Messianic prophecy found in Isaiah 50:6.
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the historical context of Isaiah 8, the coming Assyrian invasion, and went on to study Isaiah 9:1-7. In the second session, the messianic prophecy studied was Isaiah 49:5-7.
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near!” - Isaiah 55:6 “You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” - Deuteronomy 4:29/Jeremiah 29:13 One of the most exciting bits of news I got as a young boy of about 11, was the announcement that my big
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed 2 Chronicles 28, a summary of Ahaz's kingship and failed alliance with Assyria. He then reviewed Isaiah 7:1-16, and then proceeded to complete the rest of Isaiah 7 and all of Isaiah 8 8. The second session was the prophecy of Isaiah 42:1-7, God's righteous, compassionate Servant who brings His light to the nations.
This week Rabbi Glenn studied Isaiah 7:1-16, the prophecy of Immanuel. In the second session, he continued with Isaiah 7:14 and also read Matthew 1:18-25 to see its fulfillment.
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. Yet everywhere he went, Joseph conducted himself with integrity, and God gave him favor. Eventually Joseph became custodian to
This week Rabbi Glenn studied Isaiah 6, discussing the great vision, and Isaiah's calling to be a prophet. In the second session the prophecy of Isaiah 28:16 (the Stone laid in Zion) was compared with Psalm 118:22 (the Stone the builders rejected).
Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14:6). Jerry has described our need to cultivate courage and persistence through the example of Mattathias and the Maccabees. I
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed selections from Isaiah 3 (Judah's transgressions in light of what the Torah teaches about widows, orphans, aliens), and the Vineyard song of 5:1-7. Then he went on to complete Isaiah 5 (verses 8-30).
Now on His way to Jerusalem, Yeshua traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. Messiah Yeshua is making His way to Jerusalem, and it will be for the last time during His earthly incarnation. Once He arrives there, the pace of the narrative will slow down considerably. In 14 chapters Luke chronicled about three full years of Yeshua’s ministry;
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed the historical context and a few highlights of Isaiah 4, and went on to study Isaiah 5:1-7 (the song of the beloved vineyard owner), and compared that with Yeshua's parable of the vineyard owner in Matthew 21:33-44. The Messianic prophecy we studied in the second session was Isaiah 9:1-7.
In his second letter to the believers in Corinth, Rabbi Paul wrote, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. As a deeply flawed human being, I find it reassuring that mercy and comfort are among God’s attributes. But there’s a world of difference between His comforting
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 3:13 - Isaiah 4. For the second session on Messianic prophecy he covered Isaiah 2:1-4.