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Parsha “Debarim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of the first parsha in the last Book of the Torah, “Devarim”, aka Deuteronomy, and — at least once — the most-quoted reference when it comes to “Law” in the united States.

The parsa, and thus the Book, begins with a recap by Moses of a forty year journey through ‘the wilderness’ that could have been made in only 11 days, but wasn’t…and he reminds the ‘second generation’ of the sons of Israel in that mixed multitude why.

The Erev Shabbat overview of the portion (Deuteronomy 1:1 through 3:22)

SSM “Debarim” 2019

 

Alternative Link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

Mark begins the Sabbath Day “deeper examination” of the parsha and a number of very-much-related Scriptures with a bit of characteristic “nerdiness” to set the stage: since both Scripture and history, and not to mention His physical universe and human nature, end up being cycles of repeating cycles, it’s important to ask not only where THIS story is, in context, but where WE are in a repeating cycle that at least ‘rhymes’.

Moses was addressing a group of people soon to enter, and hopefully conquer, the [promised] Land. Much later, as the haftorah reading from Isaiah 1 makes clear, they were ‘kicked out’, or sent into an exile that still persists. So, “where are we?” in that continuing cycle of fallen men repeating the same mistakes, but sometimes even more catastrophically?

“Debarim: THIS part of the repeating cycle, and What SHOULD the Righteous Do…Now?”

 

Alternative Link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

The combined audio file is here,

Parsha “Bechukotai”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Bechukotai” (Leviticus 26:2 through the end of the Book)  where the consequences for the rebellion against Him and His Written Word are laid out in such a clear and undeniable fashion that it’s no WONDER the ‘whore church’ prefers to lie about the whole thing!

In the Erev Shabbat review, Mark points out why 7 times 7 times 7 times 7 is not only a warning that once was not heeded, but may well be playing out again, and “fulfilled in your hearing”.

SSM Bechukotai 2019

ONE more time, there’s a lot in this portion too that is “Not PC.”   Perhaps that’s particularly apropos to note when the subject is “rebuke” for utter and outright rebellion to His Word (to the point, even, that so many “souls abhor it”  in Hollywood, the Deep State Swamp, and, yes, the ”whore church”.)  In other words, be forewarned, this will “offend many”.

 

“Bechukotai:  Conflating Evil”

“Vayishach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for the second installment of the story of Yakov/Jacob’s journey, where he prepares for a potentially deadly encounter with his estranged brother, Esau, and confronts…any number of fears…in the wilderness. (Parsha “Vayishlach,” Genesis 32:3-36:43)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching again covers the story itself, how this encounter with YHVH, too, might now seem to be during the most fearful time of his life, for more than one reason, and what happens thereafter.

SSM Vayishlach 1 Dec, 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again covers a lot of ground. Yakov “wrestled with man and with God,” and arguably that alone makes it a great lesson for us today. But this time it’s the “ambiguity” in the story – on SO many levels – that Mark finds particularly important this time around.

And so key to the special, but very much related, issues we now face.

“Vayishlach:
Yakov Wrestles…and so do we, STILL!”

“Chayei Sarah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a final look at the story of Abraham, and his wife Sarah, but perhaps more importantly at perhaps THE pre-eminient parsha when it comes to ‘Legal Precedent’.    (Parsha “Chayei Sarah,”  Genesis 23:1 – 25:18)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching is an examination of what it literally THE primary story that underlies major concepts of what was once understood to be the Common Law:
Contract, Agency – or ‘power of attorney,’ and Marriage.

SSM Chayei Sarah 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching connects all of that to the lessons of the “Torah Made Flesh,” Who came in His Father’s Name, to DO His Father’s will. How can we possibly know what it means for US each to seek to be a “good and faithful servant,” if we don’t understand the precedents He shows us?

“ChayeiSarah — Legal Precedent, and why it’s ALL about someday hearing,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ “

“Bemidbar” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa as we begin the study of a new Book, Numbers in the English, but “Bemidbar,” or In the Wilderness, from the Hebrew (Numbers 1:1 through 4:21).

And it starts with a “head count”, and continues through the what and why of the Levites who “take the place of” the firstborn. During the Erev Shabbat overview, Mark takes a look at the specifics, and why these numbers should give us an insight that buying into the lie that ‘the Law is done away with’ will NEVER provide:

Bemidbar 2016

This time the Sabbath Day teaching goes even further afield, and certainly even more politically INcorrect, than even the numbers themselves reveal. There is a VERY good reason that when YHVH commands a census, He is counting “Who is Mine!” and why we need to understand exactly what that means:

“Counting, numbering, registering, voting, and OWNING“

Links to Shabbat teachings

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

The latest teachings from Shabbat Shalom Mesa are here:

 

Ekev – Erev Shabbat 8-7-15

Don’t even bring an abomination into your house – 8 August 2015

 

Earlier teachings for the year 2015 are here:

WayToZion links for Mark Call 2015

Torah portion “Shoftim”

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim, from Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. This week’s portion focuses on the concept of “Justice”, and provides some incredible insight, generally overlooked in today’s “post-Biblical” world.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is as usual an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM Shoftim 2014

The much longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on a major theme from the parsha in greater detail, and even more than usual this week in connections to the current “times and seasons”.  The contrast between <em>”Justice, JUSTICE! you shall pursue,”</em> and the “Greater Babylon Metro Area” has never been more stark.

TT CooH Shoftim 2014 – With no hint of “Justice, Justice” – no wonder some are scared

Korach – Leadership, rebellion, and community (as we “come out of her”)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Korach, from Numbers chapters 16 through 18.

The Shabbat morning teaching concentrates, on some specifics from the parsha, in more detail, and with, as usual, topical references relevant to current events and the “Come out of her” connection.

Bokker Shabbat teaching – Korach

This is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha. This week it includes a more extended look at the news of the week, as well, for reasons that will hopefully be clear:

SSM Erev Shabbat Teaching – Korach

Torah portion “Tazria” (Lev. 12-13)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

 

Both the weekly Torah teaching from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship and the Talking Torah sessions are now available on-line.

 

Erev Shabbat – Tazria teaching

Shabbat teaching – Tazria.  “Lashon hora, and Let’s Talk Conspiracy”

 

The teaching audio is also archived at WayToZion.org.  All of the audios for the year 2014 are here:

http://www.waytozion.org/teachings/mark_call/2014.htm

 

Torah portion “Pekudai” – and the current idolatry

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

There is a pattern in the last part of the Book of Exodus which is particularly revealing, especially in light of the idolatry prevalent in Amerika today.  And this teaching about the parallels revealed in the story of the construction of the mishkan, or tabernacle, is perhaps one of the most important and revealing that Mark Call has done.

Don’t miss it:

 

Mark Call – Parsha Pekudai teaching –  1 March, 2014

 

The teaching audio is also archived at WayToZion.org.  All of the audios for the year 2014 are here:

http://www.waytozion.org/teachings/mark_call/2014.htm

 

And this parsha is also available at this alternative direct link:

WTZ – Mark Call ‘Pekuda’ – 1 March, 2014

 

Finally, kudos to Rabbi David Forhman, of alephbeta.org,  for his insight and introduction to the concept of the “atbash”.  That “10 minute Parsha” recording is available here, and is quite good:

http://www.aish.com/tp/i/10minuteparsha/A-Giant-Chiasm-In-Sefer-Shmot.html