Nehemia Gordon & Keith Johnson – Pearls from the Torah Portion – Bechukotai – Leviticus 26:3-27:34

In this week’s Torah Pearls we discuss the ifs and buts of blessings and curses, as well as the meaning and gravity of vows and dedications. Lastly, how does one redeem their tithe?

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  1. Jeannette Hall says

    Thank you, today’s Torah Pearls had so many awesome “pearls” that you brought out. The first and most amazing one to me was pointing out that the “if” was not in the original Hebrew when talking about the blessings and curses. What an amazing revelation that was for me. The brief comments that you made about the tithe and that it isn’t commanded to tithe money was an eye opener as well. However, I loved how it was brought out that giving money to the work of Yehovah can be (and is for me) a greater blessing knowing that we are doing it out of a gracious heart to Yehovah, not out of any commandment. Again, I love listening every week and learning such truths and “pearls” from the three of you going through the Torah portion as you do. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  2. ללא שם says

    נחמיה, תודה על תרומתך לנאמר, אבל כשהבאת מובאת מישעיה “והיה ביום ההוא יוסיף אדוני שנית ידו לקנות את שאר עמו…” טעית בשייכו לגלות שנייה על אף היותם של אלמנטים רבים מצויים בפירוש זה, הדבר נכון יותר לשייך לגלות שבפניה עמד ישראל ויהודה לאחר מכן. ראייה לכך משירת הים: “נטית ימינך תבלעמו ארץ נחית בחסדך עם זו גאלת… בגדול זרועך ידמו כאבן עד יעבור עמך יהוה עד יעבור עם זו קנית…” ישעיה מקביל הבטחת חזרה לארץ “כימי צאתכם ממצריים אראנו נפלאות” כלומר ידו קנתה עמו לראשונה בעבדות מצריים. עניין הוא ששיבת ציון לא היתה כחזון הנ”ל לכן הדבר אולי אנלוגיה מוגזמת להמחשת הרעיון כפי שיצא לפועל בימי חזקיה כשנאספו רבים לירושלים והאלוהים הוסיף שנית ידו לקנות עמו מכל אשר נדחו שם. הוא שורש ישי אשר עמד לנס עמים.

  3. carol crawford says

    Thank you very much – you are’ the three wise men’,at least in my eyes! As far as tithing

  4. Joseph F Dumond says

    Shalom Guys, having now addressed the Sabbatical years and the curses for not keeping them and then talking about tithing and I applaud you for doing that,.. would you please address breifly about the 3rd year tithe for the widow the levite and orphan and the stranger amongst you, that we are commanded to do every 3rd year of the Sabbatical cycle.

    According to the understanding and calculations I have come to understand this year, Aviv 2012, to Aviv 2013 is a third tithe year. We need to keep this in order for Israel to be blessed. Yes this means 2016 is the next Sabbatical year. In all of this discussion no one even mentioned this. It is as important to keep as the Sabbath and the Holy Days.

  5. Grover says

    אני יכול להשתמש ב-Google לתרגם מדי. :)))

  6. Miriam says

    This was an excellent teaching and I enjoyed it very much. When Leviticus 26:22 was discussed, a comment was made about bears and lions being the wild beasts. My thoughts were also directed towards viruses, bacteria, diseases carried my animals such as rabies, mad cow, gmo’s etc. I consider these various diseases to also be wild beasts.

  7. Peggy Cunningham says

    I was glad to hear Nehemia’s thoughts on Yiftach’s daughter. That particular event has always puzzled me.

  8. Darren Chan says

    Hey guys, please make this world a better place and create an unbiased, enhanced, new and improved version of the Scriptures, either a …

    NIV – Nehemia Inspired Version,

    KJV – Keith Johnson Version.

    Or an all-in-one:

    NKJV – Nehemia, Keith, and Jono Version

    Make available in iPad interactive format with Torah Pearl commentary, video, bonus outtakes, including a musical score featuring the singing voice of Nehemia Gordon with Keith’s Shofar blowing and Jono’s guitar shredding.

    Seriously, for us English speakers, we need an accurate translation of Scripture as Nehemia continually reveals the tragedy of the biased translations we have so diligently based our misguided faith upon.


  9. Ken Alder says

    Whether anyone realizes it or not Nehemia’s dissertation on Leviticus 26:40, 41 was an apt description of the role of Messiah Yeshua given in Malachi 3:2 in that HE comes as a refiner’s fire and a launderer’s soap. Living in the presence of Yeshua the Messiah is the equivalent of being cast into The Lake of Fire. To the Greek reader/speaker/writer the use of words like fire and brimstone evoke the mental picture of ‘divine purification’ which is exactly what takes place in The Lake of Fire. As Nehemia so eloquently made the case, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but rather a matter of ‘when’! It can happen here and now making it possible to become the Bride of Messiah or it can happen after the second resurrection making it possible to become the sons and daughters of the Most High. No matter which, He will have His way with you friend, it’s only a question of ‘when’! A place of fiery eternal torment called hell does not exist, it never has and it never will. Eventually every man, woman and child that has ever known life in the course of human history will be resurrected to life and be divinely purified, ALL MANKIND WILL BE SAVED! HalleluYAH!

  10. bells says

    Thanks for all the revelations you allow Hashem bring through you. But remember, Christ is being worshiped as a God by many. Therefore, its my understanding that as followers of Hashem, we cant mention, with our lips, the name; JESUS, anymore; Cos mentioning names of other Gods is forbidden by God Exo 23:13. However, to refer to him as Christ, is permitted. Please spread this info, so that those who may have stumbled because of your error/followed your bad example in mentioning the name Jesus, would be corrected and come to repentance.

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