In this episode, we look deeper into the accounts of the Mount of Transfiguration. Why did Peter want to make tabernacles for Y'shua, Moses and Elijah? Why does the passage continue to discuss a cloud? How does the scene relate to Yom Kippur? We examine several passages in Revelation and consider the two places where John is shown bowing to an angel. We also take a deeper look at the significance of the rainbow in the cloud given as a sign of the covenant with mankind.
In Vayigash, (and he approached) the brothers of Joseph have gone through the process of repentance and are changed men. Now Judah intercedes on behalf of his brother and is ready to lay down his life for him. Once the now changed brothers are gathered unto Joseph, he reveals his true identity to them. In this story, we see choice and destiny come into alignment. In the end, we see how things that often appear random and even tragic, work together within a greater design and purpose in which there is total cohesion and unity.
In Miketz, (At the end) the story of Joseph begins to come to a crescendo as strange events seem to haunt his brothers. Joseph begins to see partial fulfillment of his dreams as his brothers come to get grain during the famine. As we look closer at the text, we see that the narative actually points to a different kind of famine that will come upon the earth. We also begin to see what must occur before Messiah Ben Joseph makes himself known to his brothers.
In Vayeshev (and he settled), the focus begins to tighten as we look into the character and life of Joseph. In this beautiful saga, we see the beloved of the father sent to check upon the welfare of his brothers and the flocks. The dreamer is resented by his brothers and they seek to rid themselves of their aggitation once and for all. It seems that his clothes and his skill at interpreting dreams bring demotion and promotion, reviling and admiration. We gain greater insight into Messiah Ben Joseph as well as the future of the tribes of Israel in this amazing and relevant narrative.
In the portion "VaShalach" or "and he sent," we see Jacob preparing for his encounter with his brother Esau. We see in preparation of this meeting that we see shadows of the two Houses of Israel as Jacob divides his family into two camps. We also examine the short passage in which Jacob wrestles with the angel. Who was this mysterious man/angel? What was his name?
In the Torah portion Toldot (Generations), we are introduced to Jacob and Esau. We see how that these two men are symbolic of two different forces. In this portion, we also get a glimpse as we often do, of the relationship between choice and destiny.
In the Torah portion Chayei Sarah, (life of Sarah) Abraham purchases a burial place from the children of Heth. We also examine the servant of Abraham searching for and then bringing back the bride for Abraham's son. In this portion, we get a glimpse of the character of the bride.