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Second Commandment Part 2

The Second half of Commandment 2 says ‘…for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me but showing mercy to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.’  There’s so much […]

Am I Still a Slave?

Pesach Seventh Day   by Mauricio Quintero       English narration                              21 Nisan 5781 In Matthew 4: 3-4 it is written: ” The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the son of God, (which is a messianic title) tell these stones to become bread.” Yeshua replied: “It is written that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every […]

Pesach Message 5781

Thank you for allowing me to bring you a message on Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat before Pesach. I am not a biblical scholar like our rabbi was, however, before anyone can be a teacher, he has to be a student and I am a student of life and I love the principles that our […]

Are We Polluted?

Blog Vayikra 7 Nisan 5781     By Ranebi (Rabbi Netanel ben Yochanan) The events of Vayikra (Leviticus) take place over a period of one month and begins in the first month of the second year after leaving Egypt. It is always important when studying the Torah to ask three things…to whom was it directed, when and […]

Sacrifice or Obedience?

Today I’d like to talk about the first part of the Second Commandment which says “You shall not make for yourself any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath, or that is the water under the earth…”  When our Creator handed this commandment to […]

Are we transparent before God and man?

Parashah Vayakhel-Pikudei 5781 by Alejandro Alvarado narrated by Peggy Pardo With this double Parashah Vayakhel-Pikudei, we complete the book of Exodus, HaSefer Shemot. It speaks of how Moshe gathered (vayakhel) the people of Israel to hand them ordinances about the sanctuary and once again emphasizes the importance of keeping the Shabbat. Even the very work […]

You Matter to God

Ki Tissa 5781 22 Adar                                    by Mauricio Quintero read by Peggy Pardo This portion Ki Tissa covers a variety of topics such as: The half-shekel for the sanctuary, the bronze wash basin, the anointing oil and the incense, Bezalel and Oholiab, the Shabbat, the two tablets of the covenant, the golden calf, the mandate to […]

Giving from the heart is a trust issue

Terumah 8 Adar 5781                                                      This week’s parashah is called Terumah – Contribution. It begins with God telling Moses: “Speak to the people of Israel, that they bring me an offering; from every man that gives it willingly with his heart, you shall take my offering.’  Everything the people brought to Moses was from what they had already […]