Congratulations! You made it!

youmadeit-article1Jesus quoted Deut 8:3 in Matt 4:4 and Luke 4:4 when He said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

Having completed the Torah reading cycle is a great cause for much rejoicing! Indeed it is exciting knowing that you have finished reading the Scripture that our Messiah, the apostles, Paul, etc. read each year! … and by completing the readings, you have proven that food/earthly bread is not our focus… it is on reading and meditating on His Word.

As the reading cycle comes to an end, we reflect on all we have read, studied and have been inspired by the Torah’s timeless teachings. As we progress through this next year and begin the Torah readings all over again, let us ponder, with expectation, what new lessons, insights, and inspiration will we derive this time around?

This Chassidic adage is especially poignant: “On Simchat Torah, we rejoice in the Torah, and the Torah rejoices in us; the Torah, too, wants to dance, so we become the Torah’s dancing feet.” Indeed, let us rejoice in reading and learning the Torah.


“Father, as Your fall mo’adim (holy days) draw to a close, we rejoice that You’ve given us Your Word – Your Torah! Thank You for Your encounters/interventions with us…for Your love. Help us to receive Your Word into our lives daily. We pray for Believers in Israel and in the US; help us all to reflect the joy of knowing You in all we do! Place those who are hungry for You in our paths and give us a timely word for them. Bring Your peace to Jerusalem and to our country. Be with our soldiers. In the Name of the most high, Yeshua our Messiah, we pray.”