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Welcome to Scroll to Scroll, Torah portions with Andrew Gabriel Roth. Here you’ll find a list of our Torah portion teachings. We hope you enjoy.


 

Torah Portions

The Scroll to Scroll weekly Torah program is a 2 hour in-depth yet entertaining tour into the full breadth of the Scriptures. Every week, we give you the historical and linguistic tools you need to go deeper into weekly portion, otherwise known as “the parsha”.
In Part 1, we take you into the heart of the Torah portion by reading in English and teaching the in-depth and multi-layered Hebrew readings that permeate the Set-Apart original text. There is also considerable attention given to wider historical sources to substantiate and clarify the text as many long standing controversies and a few popular misconceptions are dealt with in proper chronological order. The first video then closes with an extensive vocabulary and linguistic discussion designed to bring you into the heart of how Torah has been discussed for thousands of years.

Part 2 then picks up with the Haftorah, or selected readings from the great prophets of old such as Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, among many others, to show the careful way in which the original Torah message was discussed and analyzed throughout the entire Biblical period. That discussion then continues of course into the scheduled New Testament portion, where the words of our Savior Y’shua are put back into their first century original Hebraic context, both from Y’shua’s 1st century Hebrew culture and his native Aramaic language, and we close with the weekly “sermon” or “Torah Thought for the Week” to bring this Set-Apart and ancient text back to our modern needs, yearnings to shed light on critical spiritual matters affecting all of us today.

It’s a tour through the Scripture unlike any other on the web so I hope you will join us!


  • 2018 Pesach Special–Chag Sameyach! March 27, 2018 2018 Pesach Special--Chag Sameyach!

    Feast season is here at last! Celebrate with us with the 2018 Pesach Special, chock full of surprises and bonus content. In addition to the details reading and analysis from the Torah and the lingjuistics you’ve come to expect from Scroll to Scroll, go deep into bonus content as we …

  • Vayikra March 22, 2018 Vayikra

    As the third book of Moshe opens, we are right back where we were at the end of Exodus. The Tabernacle is being erected and the detailed instructions for establishing the priesthood are being given. But there is so much else going on in this parsha than details on how …

  • Pekudei March 15, 2018 Pekudei

    Now the book of Exodus (Shemot) wraps up with some of its most amazing secrets, but they don’t reveal themselves easily. How is the approach of this parsha sending a strong message of integrity that echoes straight into our daily headlines? How does Aaron anticipate the end of King David’s …

  • Vayakhel March 9, 2018 Vayakhel

    They are the most mysterious and most fascinating objects ever built by the hand of man, and three and a half millennia later their blueprints survive in exacting detail and the history remains as powerful and fresh as when these events first happened. To explore the translation issues and versions …

  • Ki Tissa March 1, 2018 Ki Tissa

    It starts as a census and ends in one of the most terrifying idolatrous rebellions in history. This is the week the Israelites worship the golden calf and nearly destroy themselves in the process. Only the hope of Moshe’s intercession and the promise of Torah observance can save them. But …

  • 2018 Purim Special! February 28, 2018 2018 Purim Special!

    Chag Samayach and welcome to the 2018 Purim Special! From a prolonged preview and set up from Genesis and Exodus, to deep roots in the NT (from two Gospels) Purim is a feast not just of great joy but of surprise twists and turns. What historical roots from Genesis caused …

  • Tetzaveh February 22, 2018 Tetzaveh

    They say the best secrets are the ones that hide in plain sight. The ones in this parsha are no exception, as the most visible and prominent member of the Israelite community–the high priest–literally hides a universe worth of secrets both on and under his own clothes. The fabrics, the …

  • Terumah February 15, 2018 Terumah

    It is literally the blueprint of the Universe itself. This is the parsha where we are told repeatedly “See that you make everything according to the pattern you saw on the mountain”. So every cubit, every talent of gold, every structure large or small is representing on earth what is …

  • Mishpatim February 8, 2018 Mishpatim

    It is perhaps the most comprehensive collection of commands ever assembled for a single Torah portion. Mishpatim has a near encyclopedic reach of concerns, from knowing when to use deadly force to an intruder, to rules for proper agriculture and from the world’s first known worker’s compensation system to proper …

  • Yitro February 1, 2018 Yitro

    Shalom all. Sorry but I am unable to do the parsha this week due to contracting influenza (type A flu) which has been going around lately. I have therefore reissued 2017’s posts for Yitro and Yah willing will be back next week with “Mishpatim”. I am currently taking medication …

Torah 101

We often call our study process “walking” through Torah, because it is a wonderful journey that takes time and consistent effort, but it always bears great spiritual fruits for those who wish to understand the Scripture.
But not everyone wishes to go about this in the “total immersion” style of Scroll to Scroll, or they are on the go and need a shorter, more basic teaching. If that describes you, then you need “Torah 101”—the concise yet thought provoking journey through each week’s Scripture teachings. In less than half the time of the regular program, Andrew will distill the essence of the actual Torah portion down to its core message and walk you through the same majestic beauty and intricacies between both parts of our Bible. See the Torah, Prophets and the New Testament interconnect in a way you never saw before, and all in under an hour, to enable your “walk” in Scripture to deepen each week!


  • Torah 101-Vayetze November 22, 2017 Torah 101-Vayetze

    Showdown! He conned his father. He conspired with his mother. And then, he cheated his brother. Jacob has been used to being “the smartest guy in the room” but this week, he’s about to meet his match in the formidable Laban. And this time, it’s not just about birthrights, blessings …

  • Torah 101-Toldot November 17, 2017 Torah 101-Toldot

    Brother betrays brother and revenge is plotted by a powerful archer. Vital secrets are concealed for decades. Murder is threatened. It’s the story of Isaac and Jacob, and their struggles are just getting started. Find out what is at the heart of the most famous family in human history. Will …

  • Torah 101-Chayei Sarah November 7, 2017 Torah 101-Chayei Sarah

    A righteous man who finally completed his long quest loses the love of his life. He wants to bury her but if he takes a sweetheart deal he might just end up creating an international incident. And a servant is sent on a dangerous mission to a people he never …

  • Torah 101-Vayera November 2, 2017 Torah 101-Vayera

    Talk about family problems! This week Abraham seems to have enough worries with his kindred to fill an entire lifetime. First he has to attempt to negotiate with his Heavenly Father to try and spare Sodom, where his nephew Lot is living. When the “auction of souls”–going from 50 righteous …

  • Torah 101-Lech lecha October 27, 2017 Torah 101-Lech lecha

    First He created the physical universe and the entire human race. Then Father Yah wiped out nearly everyone in a devastating Flood He promised would never happen again. And now, our Heavenly Father has waited ten whole generations for one man after His heart to be born, and his name …

  • Torah 101-Noach October 20, 2017 Torah 101-Noach

    It’s the worst day ever for the human race–a day like no other when the world of humanity is destroyed in a devastating global flood that is so bad Father Yah promises never to do it again. But Noah’s flood is about so much more, as this year long disaster …

  • Torah 101-Bereshit with Opening Thanksgiving Prayer October 12, 2017 Torah 101-Bereshit with Opening Thanksgiving Prayer

    Welcome back to the beginning! What a joy it is to be allowed to hear the Torah all over again from the very start. May this year’s Torah cycle bear much more fruit than what we just completed and I pray you will enjoy the journey as much as I …

  • Torah 101 will return after Fall Feasts on October 14th with Bereshit! September 15, 2017

    Torah 101 will return after Fall Feasts on October 14th with Bereshit!

  • Torah 101-Nitzvaim-Vayelech September 14, 2017 Torah 101-Nitzvaim-Vayelech

    Welcome to Nitzvaim-Vayelech, where we see how ancient controversies continue to play out in modern rabbinic discourse with the phrase “The Torah is not in heaven” and also connect some deep calendar mysteries shared by Aaron and King David, hidden in the plain sight of the Scripture. Enjoy this last …

  • Torah 101-Ki-Tavo September 7, 2017 Torah 101-Ki-Tavo

    It’s crunch time. With the last day of Moshe’s life winding down, this parsha has Moshe prepare to get into the last speech he will ever give and it is at this point with literally everything on the line, that the final details of the covenant are given. In graphic …