Cities of Refuge

Cities of Refuge

[dt_sc_full_width first]  A city of refuge in the Torah is a place where someone who murdered unintentionally can seek asylum.  God commanded the Israelites to set aside six Levitical cities in the Land of Israel to be cities of refuge.  Three of those...
Jeroboam’s Kingdom

Jeroboam’s Kingdom

[dt_sc_full_width first]  Shechem – After being anointed king over  the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Jeroboam fortified the city of Shechem and settles there, making it the capital of his kingdom (I Kings 12:25).Penuel – After settling in Shechem for a...

Weekly Torah Portion: Holiness

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. This portion begins with an exhortation to “be holy”. The subsequent verses outline how to achieve that holiness. Most of the laws...