Weekly Encouragement

But the Pharisees, when they heard that Yeshua had silenced the Sadducees, gathered together in one place. And testing Him, one of them, a lawyer, asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Torah?” 

And He said to him, “'You shall love Adonai your G-d with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire Torah and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:34-40 TLV

Love is very vulnerable and humbling. To truly love someone means you open yourself up to betrayal, heartache, and sorrow. Many of us have experienced that when loving our fellow man. But G-d is not a man. Yeshua is the only one we can love unreservedly because He is trustworthy and good. When we love Him with all our heart, we trust that He will protect it from breaking. When we love Him with all our soul, we rely on Him to redeem us. And when we love Him with all our mind, we acknowledge that His understanding is far greater than our own. Every word of His Torah is written to teach us what love truly looks like. As we approach Shavuot, let us challenge ourselves to open our hearts more freely to His Ruach and to love more than ever before.

Torah & Times

Weekly Readings: 

Torah Portion: Parashat Naso ("Lift up!") Numbers 4:21-7:89

Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25

Apostolic Scriptures: Acts 21:17-26

Shabbat Times:

Shavuot - Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - Holiday begins at 8:07

Friday, June 14, 2024 - Holiday begins at 8:09 pm

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - Holiday ends at 9:15 pm

As per custom, Shabbat beginning time is 18 minutes before sunset and Shabbat is celebrated as a 25-hour holiday.

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