Hello, John and
This may be a repeat e-mail, but I think the implications of the Torah
readings are important.
I believe that even if the Rapture does not occur very soon, becoming
familiar with the two
parshas [weekly Torah readings] discussed below is essential to
appreciating God's holiness
and His heart for the dispossed.
There are gems here for those who seek wisdom and insight [hint:
see Deut 21:22-23 for just
one such example].
This year, 5770, Elul 11 [11/11 of the Jewish civil year] falls on
Also, Elul 11, 5770 happens to be
August 21, 2010 [starting really from the evening of the
For every Shabbat, there
is a parsha [that portion of the Torah read at that particular
The parsha for Elul 11,
5770 is Ki Tetze [meaning, "when you go
The portion read is from
Deuteronomy 21:10 to 25:19, the 49th weekly Torah
A brief summary of this portion would deal with moral
values, ethics, and the creation of a just society (see page
By way of comparison, here is the link for the
parsha for Elul 18, 5770/
August 28, 2010, which is Ki Tavo [meaning,
"when you go in"].
This parsha, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8, contains a reading about first
fruits, blessings, and curses.
If reading the Bible has become merely routine, maybe
reading these weekly portions will remind us all
Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
that the man of God may be
complete, thoroughly equipped for every good
work." 2 Timothy