In this Torah portion, we see the blessings for obedience in contrast to the results of disobedience. Keith discusses how theTorah is not just about history, but about the past, present and future. He discusses the cyclical nature of events and how the exodus from Egypt and the wilderness experience in the past illustrates events of the last days.
In this portion a lot of ground is covered. Keith discusses how that the first five of the Ten Commandments mirror the last five. He discusses the "Shema" and a number of names and words such as YHVH, Elohim, Eloah, El Shaddai, Bat Kol and others. In this teaching he discusses mankind being made in the image of Elohim (God) and some of the implications of that including masculine and feminine attributes.
As we begin the book of Deuteronomy (Devarim), Keith takes the opportunity to discuss a number of words and concepts that often appear such as devar (word), Torah (instruction), etc. He also takes a moment to examine this portion in the overall context of the wilderness experience. He also reviews the sin of the spies and discusses some of the important historical events that have occurred upon the 9th of Av.
As we conclude the book of Numbers, we do so by discussing the last two portions. In this section, we examine the importance of vows, oaths and swearing. We examine some often misunderstood passages from the New Testament that relates to the subject such as the topic of "binding and loosening."
In a continuation of the theme from "Balak," we now see the effects of Balaam's work. In this portion, we look more closely at the man "Pinchas" which is usually rendered as "Phineas." Keith discusses some controversial issues as we try to imagine what it would be like if these events were taking place in our own time and culture.
Join Keith as he discusses the portion "Balak" from the book of Numbers. As we delve into this passage, Keith shows that the story of Balak and Balaam isn't just a strange story that is ancient history, but is very relavant in our day as well. Keith also shows parallels from the book of Revelation and other areas of scripture.