September 12-18, 2015
30 Shishshiy Khodesh (Elul) - 6 Ethanim (Tishri)
PARASHAT: Devariym 29:9 - 30:20
THESE are the words of the covenant, which YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh to make with את eth-the children of Yisra’el in the land of Mo’av, beside the covenant which he made with them in Chorev.
2 And Mosheh called unto all Yisra’el, and said unto them, Ye have seen את eth all that YAHUAH did before your eyes in the land of Mitsrayim unto Phar`oh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; 3 The great temptations which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles: 4 Yet YAHUAH has not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and your shoe is not waxen old upon your foot. 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM. 7 And when ye came unto this place, Ciychon the king of Cheshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them: 8 And we took את eth-their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Re’uveniym, and to the Gadiym, and to the half tribe of Menashsheh. 9 Guard therefore את eth-the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper את eth in all that ye do.
10 Ye stand this day all of you before YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Yisra’el, 11 Your little ones, your women, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water: 12 That you should enter into covenant with YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, and into his oath, which YAHUAH ELOHAYKA makes with you this day: 13 That he may establish you today for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto you ELOHIYM, as he has said unto you, and as he has sworn unto your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya`aqov. 14 Neither with you only do I make את eth-this covenant and את eth-this oath; 15 But with him את eth-that stands here with us this day before YAHUAH ELOHAYNU, and את eth also with him that is not here with us this day: 16 (For ye know את eth how we have dwelt in the land of Mitsrayim; and את eth how we came through the nations which ye passed by; 17 And ye have seen את eth-their abominations, and את eth their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:) 18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from YAHUAH ELOHAYNU, to go and serve את eth-the elohiym of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood; 19 And it come to pass, when he hears את eth-the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness את eth-to thirst: 20 YAHUAH will not spare him, but then the anger of YAHUAH and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this cepher shall lie upon him, and YAHUAH shall blot out את eth-his name from under heaven. 21 And YAHUAH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Yisra’el, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Cepher of the Torah: 22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see את eth-the plagues of that land, and את eth-the sicknesses which YAHUAH has laid upon it; 23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Cedom, and Amorah, Admah, and Tsevo’iym, which YAHUAH overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore has YAHUAH done thus unto this land? what means the heat of this great anger? 25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken את eth-the covenant of YAHUAH ELOHIYM of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Mitsrayim: 26 For they went and served other elohiym, and worshipped them, elohiym whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: 27 And the anger of YAHUAH was kindled against this land, to bring upon it את eth-all the curses that are written in this cepher: 28 And YAHUAH rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. 29 Now the secrets of YAHUAH ELOHAYNU, and the revealing to us and our sons forever, is by observance of את eth-all the words of this Torah.
AND it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, whither YAHUAH ELOHAYKA has driven you, 2 And shall return unto YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul; 3 That then YAHUAH ELOHAYKA will turn את eth-your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, whither YAHUAH ELOHAYKA has scattered you. 4 If any of yours be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will YAHUAH ELOHAYKA gather you, and from thence will he fetch you: 5 And YAHUAH ELOHAYKA will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers. 6 And YAHUAH ELOHAYKA will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAYKA with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live. 7 And YAHUAH ELOHAYKA will put את eth all these curses upon your enemies, and on them that hate you, which persecuted you. 8 And you shall return and obey the voice of YAHUAH, and do את eth-all his commandments which I command you this day. 9 And YAHUAH ELOHAYKA will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good: for YAHUAH will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers: 10 If you shall hearken unto the voice of YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, to guard his commandments and his statutes which are written in this Cepher of the Torah, and if you turn unto EL-YAHUAH ELOHAYKA with all your heart, and with all your soul.
11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.
15 See, I have set before you this day את eth-life and את eth-good, and את eth-death and את eth-evil; 16 In that I command you this day to love את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, to walk in his ways, and to guard his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and YAHUAH ELOHAYKA shall bless you in the land whither you go to possess it. 17 But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other elohiym, and serve them; 18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither you pass over את eth-Yarden to go to possess it. 19 I call את eth-the heavens and את eth-the earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live: 20 That you may love את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAYKA, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may cleave unto him: for he is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which YAHUAH swore unto your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya`aqov, to give them.
HAFTARAH: Yesha'yahu 61:10 - 63:9
ARISE, I will greatly rejoice in YAHUAH, my soul shall be joyful in my ELOHIYM; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so ADONAI YAHUAH will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
FOR Tsiyon’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Yerushalayim's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and yeshu`ah thereof as a lamp that burns. 2 And the other people shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of YAHUAH shall name. 3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of YAHUAH, and a royal diadem in the hand of your ELOHIYM. 4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land anymore be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Chephtsiy-Bahh, and your land Beulah for YAHUAH delights in you, and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your ELOHIYM rejoice over you. 6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Yerushalayim, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of את eth-YAHUAH, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make את eth-Yerushalayim a praise in the earth. 8 YAHUAH has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give את eth-your grain to be meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for the which you have laboured: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise את eth-YAHUAH; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, YAHUAH has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Tsiyon, Behold, your yeshu`ah comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of YAHUAH: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
WHO is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botsrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore are you red in your apparel, and your garments like him that treads in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6 And I will tread down the people in my anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of YAHUAH, and the praises of YAHUAH, according to all that YAHUAH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’el, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. 9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.
BESORAH: Lucas 24:1-12
NOW upon the Shabbat of the next day, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of ADONAI YAHUSHA. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: את eth remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet in Galiyl, 7 Saying, The Son of Adam must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and את eth told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Miryam of Migdal, and Yahuchanon, and Miryam the mother of Ya`aqov, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. 12 Then arose Kepha, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.