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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!


  • Devarim July 21, 2020Devarim

    Devarim means “the words” and as the book opens we enter the last day of Moshe’s life. Moshe begins the book by recapping the details of the last 40 years. The portion ends with Moshe reminding Israel of the times that Abba YHWH fought for them. Now that the evil …

  • Masei July 15, 2020Masei

    Masei means “the journeys,” and the entire 33rd chapter is devoted to the list of the 42 places the Israelites stopped at along the way to Canaan. The rest of the portion concerns detailed rules about what the land’s borders will be, which tribe gets what and general rules on …

  • Matot July 9, 2020Matot

    Matot means “the tribes”, but also has very interesting secondary meanings of “staff, scepter, rod, branch,” all of which seem relevant here. The portion opens with a discussion on the need to fulfill valid oaths to Abba YHWH to the letter-valid meaning that the oath is not contradictory to Abba …

  • Pinchus July 1, 2020Pinchus

    Pinchus refers to the man whose righteous example of purging evil from Israel’s ranks moved Abba YHWH to stop a plague that would have otherwise destroyed all Israel. More than that, the portion starts with Pinchus getting a particularly high honor from Abba YHWH, the covenant of peace that rests …

  • Balak June 23, 2020Balak

    Balak refers to the man, Balak of Zippor, who was the king of Moab and a dedicated enemy of Israel. When Balak then hears of a man named Balaam who can predict the future and cast curses, he hires him to curse Israel. However, Balaam can truly hear Abba YHWH’s …

  • Chukkat June 17, 2020Chukkat

    Chukkat” means “statute” and the portion opens with the requirements of the famous red heifer, that perfect red young cow that is so sacred, nothing else will do to inaugurate the entire sacrificial infrastructure. Not surprisingly then, the requirements for finding and then preparing for such a massively important sacrifice …

  • Korach June 11, 2020Korach

    “Korah” refers to the man of the same name who was responsible for mounting a rebellion against Moshe. There are many unique aspects to this act of rebellion, such as it being led by a Levite and a confederation of other leaders and that Moshe and Aaron are on the …

  • Shelach Lecha June 4, 2020Shelach Lecha

    “Shelach Lecha” means “send out for yourself”, referring to the spies that Moshe will send into Canaan to do a little “reconnaissance” on the strategic strengths of the various peoples living in Canaan. When the spies let their fear get the better of them and bring back an evil report, …

  • Behalotekha and the 2020 Shavuot Special! May 27, 2020Behalotekha and the 2020 Shavuot Special!

    “BeHalotekha” means “when you elevate” as in “when you lift up the lamps.” Aaron is commanded to light the lamps of the menorah and the tribe of Levi is commanded to serve the sanctuary. This is also when the institution of the 2nd Pesach is established and when the Israelites …

  • Naso May 21, 2020Naso

    “Naso” means “take”, as in “you will take an accounting of Israel” or a census. This portion begins with the census on the Gershonites and details all their prescribed duties in ministering to the Tabernacle. This is followed by the bitter waters test for an adulterous woman in Numbers 5 …

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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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, 2017Torah 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 …