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.
This week Rabbi Glenn reviewed Isaiah 2:1-9, and went on to cover the rest of Isaiah 2, as well as Isaiah 3 through Isaiah 3:12. In the second segment, we studied the prophecies of Genesis 49:1-10 (esp. verses 8-10), and Psalm 118:22-23.
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 2:1-9. Session 2 was a study of the prophecy of Psalm 22.
Introduction In June of this year many were stunned and saddened to learn of the death of Anthony Bourdain - a world-renowned chef, author and host of the hit cable TV show, Parts Unknown. This wildly popular television ‘reality’ series chronicled Bourdain’s treks to exotic, sometimes extremely remote places few had ever seen. But the truth of the matter is
This week Rabbi Glenn covered Isaiah 1, with a focus on Ahaz' dismal rule and the moral decline of Judah (cf. 2 Chronicles 28). The second session on messianic prophecy covered Deuteronomy 18:15-19.
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 began his study of Isaiah. Each week will be divided into two sessions. The first part will be a study of Isaiah and the second session will be an ongoing study of various Messianic prophecies. Below is Rabbi Glenn's introductory notes. Faithful Wounds An Introduction to the Book and Prophecies of Isaiah Congregation Shema Yisrael Bible
Arguably, the best part of getting older is having grandchildren. Second to that is having a built-in excuse to let younger guys do the heavy lifting. As I recently mentioned, I finally swallowed my pride, bit the bullet, and got my first pair of bifocals. And now, apparently, I have reached the age where I forget why I came into
This week's Bible study begins under our Sukkah with a teaching on Sukkot followed by a general Q&A.
This week Rabbi Glenn taught on Genesis 22 (the Akedah) and Hebrews 11:17-19.
A wise and godly man once observed: “Pride is the dandelion of the soul. Its root goes deep; only a little left behind sprouts again. Its seeds lodge in the tiniest encouraging cracks. And it flourishes in good soil. The danger of pride is that it feeds on goodness.” Perhaps no parable illustrates this as well as that which Yeshua
To this day I don’t remember what even started it, but back in the 6th grade me and one of my best friends Steve Frumkin got into an argument, and it escalated, and we decided we would settle it after school with a fist fight. All that day, people chose sides. The way everyone was talking it up, you’d think
Tomorrow evening begins Yom T’ruah, the Holiday of Trumpets, more commonly known as Rosh HaShanah, and with it the High Holidays and the beginning of the new year 5779. My hope is that it won’t be a “new year – same old” scenario, but rather that Adonai will continue transforming us from the inside out, causing us to walk in
Rabbi Glenn this week decided to cover some of his biggest "Pet Peeve" verses. Those that are most likely to be taken out of context.