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Korach

The Torah portion this Shabbat (Numbers 16-18) is called Korach, named after the leader of an infamous rebellion against Moses and Aaron – one which ended catastrophically. This is now the third challenge to Moses’ leadership. The first from his own siblings, Aaron and Miriam (allegedly for having married an Ethiopian woman). The second was the evil report of the

By |2020-06-29T15:15:27-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Korach

Psalm 2

What is up with the world right now? Could things get any crazier, any weirder, any more hateful and divisive? Are we having fun yet? I’m obliged to tell you that things can, and will, get worse. The world has always been engulfed in sin; there have been many periods of time of violent upheaval. Right now it seems especially

By |2020-06-22T17:08:56-04:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Psalm 2

Mark 13:28-29, 33-37 & Matthew 25:1-13 – One of These Days…

Introduction Timing is always important! It is true in everything from knowing when to buy or to sell shares of stock; or when to negotiate the best price on the lease or purchase of a car; or to lock in the lowest possible interest rate on a mortgage. Good timing can save you multiplied thousands of dollars, or earn them.

By |2020-06-09T01:37:06-04:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Mark 13:28-29, 33-37 & Matthew 25:1-13 – One of These Days…

Shavuot Message 5780 – 2020

While the unity of Jew and Gentile in Yeshua certainly comes as no surprise to you, the members and friends of Shema, there are many – most, in fact – to whom this concept is (pardon the pun) alien. Regrettably, for many centuries there has been a detrimental, man-made, barrier separating us, and far too many religious leaders, whether out

By |2020-06-02T00:34:08-04:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Shavuot Message 5780 – 2020

Matthew 8:23-9:9 – Messiah’s Supreme Authority & Choosing of Matthew (Levi)

This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of the Gospel of Matthew with Matthew 8:23-9:9.  He also read the book of Ruth after the study as is traditional for the holiday of Shavuot.   Watch The Study Below:

By |2020-06-01T19:01:16-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Matthew 8:23-9:9 – Messiah’s Supreme Authority & Choosing of Matthew (Levi)

Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness”. It marks the beginning of the book of Numbers. As many of you know, the Hebrew names for the books of the Torah are derived from the key word in the opening sentence of each book. This one is called Sefer BaMidbar because it begins with these words:

By |2020-05-26T11:25:40-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

Messiah’s Musings on Money Management – Luke 16:1-9 and 19-31

A little wit from wise King Solomon: Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. …and a warning He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 10:19 and 5:10) A big warning from wise Rabbi

By |2020-05-04T13:41:42-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Messiah’s Musings on Money Management – Luke 16:1-9 and 19-31

Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth”-“Concerning Lepers”

Lepers and the ‘Leper Messiah’ The parashas this Shabbat are Tazria and Metzora, meaning “when she gives birth” and “concerning lepers”, covering Leviticus 12-15. The larger theme is separation – distinguishing clean from unclean. It’s a bit ironic that this parasha occurs while we find ourselves in a time of mandated isolation, not just of the sick – but of

By |2020-04-27T15:41:58-04:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth”-“Concerning Lepers”

Yeshua – The FirstFruits of The Resurrection

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake; some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2) Despite the disdain for messianic Jews, especially among Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews, we have something more in common with them, than with the rest of the Jewish community combined: namely, a firm belief in the resurrection of

By |2020-04-13T16:12:34-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yeshua – The FirstFruits of The Resurrection

Passover 2020: Happy Hints Hidden in the Hallel

Every year as the members and friends of Congregation Shema Yisrael gather to celebrate Passover, we recite the following words from the Haggadah: “This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt; let all those who are hungry enter and eat of it. All who are in distress, come and celebrate the Passover.” I’d

By |2020-04-06T16:33:43-04:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Passover 2020: Happy Hints Hidden in the Hallel

Matthew 4:12-25

This week Rabbi Glenn continued his study of Matthew with Matthew 4:12-25.  You can watch the study below.  It is divided into two segments due to technical difficulties during the Livestream. Part 1: Part 2:

By |2020-03-30T17:46:08-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Matthew 4:12-25

Parables of Yeshua: Behold, the Bondslave of the Lord…

Would you agree that we are occupying what is a very brief, remarkable period of history? We live at the tail end of an amazing 244-year old experiment in human freedom and dignity. For us, the concept of being a servant or a slave is entirely academic. Yet, the New Covenant Scriptures were written at a time when indentured servanthood

By |2020-03-23T17:28:26-04:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Parables of Yeshua: Behold, the Bondslave of the Lord…