Torah Pearls

with Keith Johnson, Nehemia Gordon, and Jono Vandor.

Torah Pearls

A scholarly Jew, a recovering-charismatic Aussie, and an African-American Methodist pastor walk into a recording studio. One says, "Hey, y’ know that book we each call the Word of God? Think we could find any common ground there?"

And thus was born Torah Pearls. Lustrous jewels from the Torah Portions lovingly examined within original language, history and context, and through the eyes of two doctrinally diverse Christians who both want to get closer to what Yeshua believed and practiced.

Welcome to Torah Pearls—scholarly and stimulating jam sessions where the questions are as important as the answers. The religious border police have left the building.

Open my eyes, so that I will see wonders from your Torah.  Psalms 119:18

Original Torah Pearls

Parashah (Weekly Portion)

Torah (Pentateuch)

Haftarah (Prophets)

 Torah-Pearls-01-Genesis-01-Bereshit-150x150 Bereshit Genesis 1:1-6:8 Isaiah 42:5-43:10
 Torah-Pearls-02-Genesis-02-Noach-150x150 Noach Genesis 6:9-11:32 Isaiah 54:1-55:5
 Torah-Pearls-03-Genesis-03-Lech-Lecha-150x150 Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16
 Torah-Pearls-04-Genesis-04-Vayeira Vayeira Genesis 18:1-22:24 2 Kings 4:1-37
 Torah-Pearls-05-Genesis-05-Chayei-Sarah-150x150 Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1-25:18 1 Kings 1:1-31
 Torah-Pearls-06-Genesis-06-Toldot-150x150 Toldot Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7
 Torah-Pearls-07-Genesis-07-Vayeitzei-150x150 Vayeitzei Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:13-14:10
 Torah-Pearls-08-Genesis-08-Vayishlach-150x150 Vayishlach Genesis 32:4-36:43 Obadiah 1:1-21
 Torah-Pearls-09-Genesis-09-Vayeishev-150x150 Vayeishev Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8
 Torah-Pearls-10-Genesis-10-Mikeitz-150x150 Mikeitz Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1
 Torah-Pearls-11-Genesis-11-Vayigash-150x150 Vayigash Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-37:28
 Torah-Pearls-12-Genesis-12-Vayechi-150x150 Vayechi Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12
 Torah-Pearls-13-Exodus-01-Shemot-150x150 Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23
 Torah-Pearls-14-Exodus-02-Vaeira-150x150 Vaeira Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
 Torah-Pearls-15-Exodus-03-Bo-150x150 Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28
 Torah-Pearls-16-Exodus-04-Beshalach-150x150 Beshalach Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31
Torah-Pearls-17-Exodus-05-Yitro-150x150 Yitro Exodus 18:1-20:23 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-9:6
 Torah-Pearls-18-Exodus-06-Mishpatim-150x150 Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
 Torah-Pearls-19-Exodus-07-Terumah-150x150 Terumah Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:12[26]-6:13
 Torah-Pearls-20-Exodus-08-Tetzaveh-150x150 Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27
 Torah-Pearls-21-Exodus-09-Ki-Tisa-150x150 Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39
 Torah-Pearls-22-Exodus-10-Vayakhel-150x150 Vayakhel* Exodus 35:1-38:20 1 Kings 7:40-50
 Torah-Pearls-23-Exodus-11-Pekudei-150x150 Pekudei* Exodus 38:21-40:38 1 Kings 7:51-8:21
 Torah-Pearls-24-Leviticus-01-Vayikra-150x150 Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Isaiah 43:21-44:23
 Torah-Pearls-25-Leviticus-02-Tzav-150x150 Tzav Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23
 Torah-Pearls-26-Leviticus-03-Shemini-150x150 Shemini Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17
 Torah-Pearls-27-Leviticus-04-Tazria-150x150 Tazria* Leviticus 12:1-13:59 2 Kings 4:42-5:19
 Torah-Pearls-28-Leviticus-05-Metzora-150x150 Metzora* Leviticus 14:1-15:33 2 Kings 7:3-20
 William Holman Hunt: The Scapegoat, 1854. Acharei Mot* Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-19
 Torah-Pearls-30-Leviticus-07-Kedoshim Kedoshim* Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Amos 9:7-15
 Torah-Pearls-31-Leviticus-08-Emor-150x150 Emor Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31
Torah-Pearls-32-Leviticus-09-Behar-150x150 Behar* Leviticus 25:1-26:2 Jeremiah 32:6-27
 Torah-Pearls-33-Leviticus-10-Bechukotai-150x150 Bechukotai* Leviticus 26:3-27:34 Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
 Torah-Pearls-34-Numbers-01-Bamidbar-150x150 Bamidbar Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 1:10-2:20[2:1-22]
 Torah-Pearls-35-Numbers-02-Naso-150x150 Naso Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25
 Torah-Pearls-36-Numbers-03-Behaalotecha-150x150 Behaalotcha Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7
 Torah-Pearls-37-Numbers-04-Shlach-150x150 Shlach Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24
 Torah-Pearls-38-Numbers-05-Korach-150x150 Korach Numbers 16:1-18:32 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22
 Torah-Pearls-39-Numbers-06-Chukat-150x150 Chukat Numbers 19:1-22:1 Judges 11:1-33
 Torah-Pearls-40-Numbers-07-Balak-150x150 Balak Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8
 Torah-Pearls-41-Numbers-08-Pinchas-150x150 Pinchas Numbers 25:10-30:1 1 Kings 18:46-19:21
 Torah-Pearls-42-Numbers-09-Matot-150x150 Matot* Numbers 30:2-32:42 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
 Torah-Pearls-43-Numbers-10-Masei-150x150 Masei* Numbers 33:1-36:13 Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4
 Torah-Pearls-44-Deuteronomy-01-Devarim-150x150 Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27
 Torah-Pearls-45-Deuteronomy-02-Vaetchanan-150x150 Vaetchanan Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26
 Torah-Pearls-46-Deuteronomy-03-Eikev-150x150 Eikev Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 Isaiah 49:14-51:3
 Torah-Pearls-47-Deuteronomy-04-Reeh-150x150 Re'eh Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Isaiah 54:11-55:5
 Torah-Pearls-48-Deuteronomy-05-Shoftim-150x150 Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:12
 Torah-Pearls-49-Deuteronomy-06-Ki-Teitzei-150x150 Ki Teitzei Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Isaiah 54:1-54:10
 Torah-Pearls-50-Deuteronomy-07-Ki-Tavo-150x150 Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 Isaiah 60:1-22
 Torah-Pearls-51-Deuteronomy-08-Nitzavim-150x150 Nitzavim* Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Isaiah 61:10-63:9
 Torah-Pearls-52-Deuteronomy-09-Vayelech-150x150 Vayelech* Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Isaiah 55:6-56:8
 Torah-Pearls-53-Deuteronomy-10-Haazinu-150x150 Ha'azinu Deuteronomy 32:1-52 2 Samuel 22:1-51
 Torah-Pearls-54-Deuteronomy-11-Vezot-Haberachah-150x150 Vezot Haberachah Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-18

6 thoughts on “Torah Pearls

  1. is it possible to annotate next to each one where it is used in the current calendar year, so I can just go to the week coming up for study? Don’t always have my card handy telling us where we are (you’d think I’d remember from last week, wouldn’t you… :O)

  2. Enjoying the Torah Pearls. Every Shabbat we look forward to them! In discussion of God’s Calendar it was very insightful and interesting. I did have a thought. Is there anywhere in the Tanakh where it says there has to be a certain amount of months in God’s year? I haven’t found it. So the calculations seem to be to keep a 12 month system going. But is it really necessary? Another scholar of the Torah, Heather Franks

  3. Shalom, Jono Keith and Nehemia, I cannot miss these lessons and have started praying the prayer on Psalm 119:18 ” that Yehovah should open my eyes to see the wonders of His Torah”. this is very insightful. I like the depth of the lessons and the style of your teaching. May Yehovah bless you all.

  4. Thank you. We learn much with Thora pearls. Now we are in the first century after Jeshua… The same History and we are at the end of time……hope you understand
    What I mean. Lietohu.

  5. Shalom Nehemia, Jono and Keith. Thank you very much for Torah Pearls and the insight you provide. I really appreciate the discussion on Parachas Kedoshim.

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