Archive for the Torah Portion Category

Preserving the Remnant

Joseph explained to his bewildered brothers that God had ordained his descent into Egypt in order to “preserve life” and “to preserve a remnant.” (Genesis 45:5). Joseph goes on to state that, “God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and […]

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Exaltation of Messiah

Our Master Yeshua teaches that “the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12). In the kingdom of heaven, what goes down must go up. Joseph’s life illustrates the principle. Joseph went from […]

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Perez and Zerah

When Tamar’s pregnancy advanced to the point where she could no longer conceal it, “she would tap upon her stomach and boast, ‘I am big with kings and redeemers!’” (Midrash Rabbah). At the very least, she was big with twins. While Tamar struggled in labor, the first […]

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