Posts Tagged ‘torah’

Parsha “Vayetze”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Join Mark Call for a look at parsha, “Vayetze,” Genesis 28:10 through 32:3, which beings the story of Yakov’s (Jacob) journey (“and he went out”) via his famous vision, his wives, his sons, and his strengthening faith, in truth.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, we hear the story in sequence, and Mark takes a look at aspects that are not only too often ‘overlooked’ by much of the ‘mainstream’, but even some things that just don’t translate well from the original Hebrew:

SSM “Vayetze” 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching is more about “Yakov’s journey,” but in a way that is intended to show just how important the lessons he learned, and is teaching us, are in a world where our threats may seem much greater, but the solution remains the same.

Vayetze: ‘Yakov, ‘Doubting Thomas,’ and ‘help my unbelief’ “

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here on the HNR page.

Parsha “Toldot”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Join Mark Call for a look at parsha, “Toldot,” Genesis 25:19 through 28:9, which is most of the rest of the story of Yitzak (or Isaac) and introduces his two sons, and perhaps a problematic twist to the story of the “sons of promise”.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, Mark Call again looks at the entire parsha, and what it is about Isaac that sets up ‘the rest of the story’.

SSM “Toldot” 2018

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It also sets up that much-contested deception that results in the “swap” of the birthright between the elder, and the younger of the two twins from Raquel’s womb, Esau and Yakov (or Jacob).

Did Yakov “steal” the birthright, and then the blessing, from his older brother? Or did Esau simply “despise” his birthright, and not consider it worth bothering about?

(And yes, as you might suspect by now, Mark is about to suggest that people who despise their birthright, and all the responsibility that might go along with it, are hardly unique to that “olde” testament. In fact, whether they’re called “snowflakes,” or “progressives,” or just haters-of-Yah, this is a story that still very much OUGHT to resonate today with those who have “eyes to see!!!”)

The Sabbath Day teaching, is thus all about that enduring question, WHY was Yakov the son of promise, and not Esau? (And, likewise, Isaac before him, as opposed to Ishmael?)

Toldot: ‘Isaac I have loved, but Esau I have hated’ — and which are we?”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening.

Parsha “Chayei Sarah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Join Mark Call for a look at parsha, “Chayei Sarah,” Genesis 23:1 through 25:18, which he describes as including THE pre-eminent “common law textbook” stories in the entire Torah.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, Mark Call again looks at the entire parsha, from the “life of Sarah,” and then her death and burial, through those stories that formed the basis for the common law concepts of “contract law,” and then marriage, and finally the idea of “agency,” power of attorney, or what the Bible means by a good and faithful servant who “comes in the name of,” his master.

SSM “Chayei Sarah” 2018 teaching

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During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark looks initially and a bit more deeply into the elements of the story of Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of Machpelah and the first recorded land transfer deed in history, and the elements of what we see a “good and faithful servant,” who goes to do his master’s will, in his name, should look like.

And, now, just how far those twin pillars of a just society — Trust, and the Rule of Law –have been undermined.

How better to destroy that society? And how can we begin to rebuild those elements?

“Chayei Sarah: Common Law, Trust — and the Destruction of BOTH”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here via the permalink on Hebrew Nation Radio.  (This week there were a lot of additional questions following the teaching, related to peripheral topics — from bicoins to solar systems and EMP —  so that extended Q&A is also at the end of this recording)

 

Parsha “Vayeira”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

The story of the life of the First Patriarch, Abraham, continues with what might be one of the most problematic, certainly contested, and perhaps even confusing portions in the Torah, “Vayeira,” Genesis chapters 18 through 22.

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, Mark Call again looks at the entire parsha, from the arrival of the three ‘men’ who come to Abraham’s tent in the heat of day, and the discussion that follows, through the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and then the “akeida,” or binding of Isaac:

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During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark looks into those themes that both unite, and divide the “two houses,” that each see some, but only some, of the patterns that tie the plan of YHVH, literally “from the Beginning,” to what happened, more than once, on a mountain in what was then called Moriah.

It involved a walk of faith, ‘chesed,’ sometimes translated from Hebrew as “kindness,” and the continued concept of choice, or free will. It even has a lot to do with laughter.

Vayeira: When the choice seems to hurt, do we laugh or cry?”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are available here for download.

Parsha “Noach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Join Mark Call for part two of an examination of “as it was in the days of Noach,” in Bereshiet, the first Book, continuing in parsha “Noach” (Genesis 6:8 through all of chapter 11) — and it’s far more than even one of the most memorable stories in the Bible, of “Noah’s Flood”.

Yes, it starts out that way, along with the following story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel.

First, the overview story from Erev Shabbat, to set the stage.

SSM “Noach” 2018

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During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark picks up on the second part of the theme, “as it was in the days of Noah,” and suggests that there may be more to what constitutes the ‘days of Noach’ than just pre-Flood wickedness.

“The Days of Noach, Bookends, and Mirror Images”

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Parsha “Bereshiet”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

This week, Mark Call takes a look at Bereshiet, “In the Beginning,” FROM the Beginning (Genesis 1:1 through 6:8) in what is probably a different way than you’ve ever heard before.

Yes, this is one of the “meatiest” and most truly information-packed portions in the whole of Scripture, and more than enough to occupy (and it has!) literally volumes of study.

But have you considered that the act of Creation, and the creation of mankind, “HaAdam,” in the image of YHVH Himself, has elements that are still in process?

First, the overview from Erev Shabbat, and a look at the many elements that make up the story, from the “Time Domain;” what happened first, and then next. Or is it?

SSM “Bereshiet” for 2018/2019 Torah cycle

During the ‘meat-filled’ Sabbath Day teaching, Mark-the-Engineer again “waxes nerdy,” and hopefully manages to make what “as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be…” (and how we’ll be able to tell) take on a whole new aspect. Don’t let the title scare you off, and don’t miss this one:

“Bereshiet: Free Will plus a bit of Control Theory…
…equals Self-Selection.”

 

 

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Parsha “V’zot HaBerakah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship in the southern Colorado Rockies for a look at the final parsha in the Torah, and some commentary on the times and seasons of the final days of the Fall Feasts as well: “V’zot HaBerakah,” from Deuteronomy chapters 33 and 34.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching of the entire parsha, and the cycle begins, is here:

and then the Sabbath Day look at how certain aspects of that ancient warning are not only important, but now closer than ever.

“V’zot HaBerakah: THIS is the blessing, and it didn’t end with Moses”:

The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening via the link to Hebrew Nation Radio.

Parsha “Ha’azinu & Yom Kippur”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for the message in the Torah portion for this week (“Ha’azinu”, Deuteronomy chapter 32) as well as a look at some of the special readings associated with the most set-apart day of Yom Kippur.

Deuteronomy 32 is an elegant, and concise, summary of what Moshe sang to those who were about to enter the Promised Land. It’s also an elegant, concise warning that is every bit as vital to understand today, in such as time as this, as it was thousands of years ago.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching of the entire parsha includes not only the second, and final “Song of Moses,” but also a look at Isaiah 57:14 – 58:14, and the final few verses of the Book of the prophet Micah.

SSM teaching for parsh Ha’Avinu 2018 and Yom Kippur

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This final “Song of Moses” has been correctly described as a concise capsule summary of the consistent theme of the entire Scripture. Perhaps more so, suggests Mark, it’s a mini ‘guided tour’ of Amerika 2018, if not the whole fallen world.

But it’s also apropos in this season to take another look at the story of Jonah. There’s more to it than just a whale, and perhaps it’s the contrast with Ninevah then and the DC Swamp NOW that will really clarify what Moses was warning about!

“Ha’azinu: The Song of Moses, and Ninevah, USA”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here via the podcast link on HNR, and here:

Parsha “Vayelek”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The message in the Torah portion for this week (Vayelek, Deuteronomy chapter 31) is an elegant, and concise, summary of what Moshe told those who were about to enter the Promised Land. It’s also an elegant, concise warning that is every bit as vital to understand today, in such as time as this, as it was thousands of years ago.

Join Mark Call for, first, the Erev Shabbat overview teaching of the entire parsha,

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and then the Sabbath Day look at how certain aspects of that ancient warning are not only important, but now closer than ever.

“Vayelek: Deception, Evil, and the Work of Your Hands”

 

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening.

Parsha “Nitzavim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The message in the Torah portion for this week (Netzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9 through chapter 30) is simple, and timeless…
and profound…
…and UTTERLY at odds with much of the ‘doctrine of men’ taught for so long by the paganized whore ‘church’.

And that is why Mark Call suggests – again – that this perfectly clear and consistent summary of SO much of the entire Torah is also ignored.

We are indeed, as the Hebrew title reminds us, “standing” before Yahuah THIS DAY (‘HaYom’) just as our forefathers did, and have a choice to make. The fact that we have been lied to, for generations is still no excuse to fail to choose life!

This parsha, at “such a time as this” may be among the most timely reminders possible, as this Erev Shabbat summary makes clear.

SSM Netzavim 2018

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But when it comes to a message that has become the very essence of “politically INcorrect” in a world which would have us fail to prefer life to the culture of death, or even to believe that we have a choice at all, Mark ‘pulls no punches’ (neither does Scripture!) in the follow-on Sabbath Day teaching, when it comes to what “free will” really means, and why those who ‘serve Him alone’ are under such vicious attack.

Yes, it’s “adult material” (for people ready for ‘meat’ as opposed to spoiled milk, if you prefer) — but it’s also about why we have been lied to about what He really says for SO long has never been more vital to know, and to “choose this day Whom you will serve”.

(The recording linked here contains an extended Q & A that followed the teaching, largely focused on current events in light of the concept of choice in a world which hates YHVH.)

“Nitzavim: Free Will, it’s NOT to hard for us to choose life, THIS day!”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening:

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“Mark Call – Parsha “Nitzavim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

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