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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!


  • Vayetze November 17, 2020Vayetze

    Vayetze means “and he departed” the ‘he’ being Jacob heading towards Haran. At Haran
    Jacob has his famous vision of the heavenly ladder before proceeding to dwell with his
    uncle Laban. This of course sets up the struggle with Jacob wanting Rachel but being
    forced to marry Leah as he toils for twenty …

  • Toldot November 10, 2020Toldot

    Toldot means “generations” or “family records,” referring to the lineage of Isaac. The troubled sibling rivalry of Jacob and Esau is the focus here. Jacob will eventually steal Esau’s birthright and blessing before running away. But as crafty as Jacob is he will find his uncle Laban even more deceitful …

  • Chayei Sarah November 3, 2020Chayei Sarah

    Chayei Sarah means “life of Sarah” but ironically it begins with her death! The full meaning actually is “the Life of Sarah WAS.” In the wake of her death, Abraham must find an appropriate place to bury his wife. Ephron the Hittite first offers some land to Abraham for free, …

  • Vayera October 27, 2020Vayera

    Vayera means “and appeared,” referencing Abba YHWH appearing to Abraham with two other messengers. The trio brings news that Abraham and Sarah will have a son. Sarah, not believing Abba YHWH, laughs at hearing the pronouncement and then denies she did laugh. This is one reason why their son will …

  • Lech Lecha October 21, 2020Lech Lecha

    Lech Lecha means “get yourself out.” It concerns the command Abba YHWH gives Abram to into Canaan and has a lot of great “action” surrounding that main theme. First, move Abram has a bit of an adventure in Egypt when his wife acquired by Pharaoh because Abram said she was …

  • Noach October 14, 2020Noach

    Noach refers to Noah, a righteous man whose name means “comfort” or “peace.” Abba YHWH tells Noah He is about to flood all of humanity out of existence except for himself, his wife, their three sons and three daughters in law.
    After the Flood, humanity tries to start over but there …

  • Bereshit October 9, 2020Bereshit

    Bereshit means “in the beginning.”  We start with the six days of creation with Abba YHWH resting on the Shabbat day and creating Adam and Eve.  After their expulsion from paradise, Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel and the former kills the latter. Afterwards, Cain flees Abba …

  • Special Notice regarding Bereshit! October 7, 2020

    Please Note: The Bereshit Torah parsha will be up and available just before sunset on Friday October 9th in the Eastern United States!

  • Ve-Zot Ha-Berachah October 7, 2020Ve-Zot Ha-Berachah

    “Ve-Zot Ha-Barachah” means “the blessing of the tribes” and that is exactly what this last part of Deuteronomy is all about. Much like how Jacob did this for his sons at the end of Genesis, so here does Moshe bless all of his people. The difference this time out however …

  • Ve-Zot Ha-Barachah (Audio Portion) October 7, 2020Ve-Zot Ha-Barachah (Audio Portion)

    “Ve-Zot Ha-Barachah” means “the blessing of the tribes” and that is exactly what this last part of Deuteronomy is all about. Much like how Jacob did this for his sons at the end of Genesis, so here does Moshe bless all of his people. The difference this time out however …

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-Ki Teze August 31, 2017Torah 101-Ki Teze

    Welcome to the Rules of War. In this parsha, Moshe lays out how the Israelites can fight a kosher war, including regulations of captive women that were the most generous in the ancient world at that time. In fact the rights of women in a variety of situations are guaranteed …

  • Torah 101 will return next week with Ki-Teze! August 24, 2017

    Torah 101 will return next week with Ki-Teze!

  • Torah 101-Re’eh August 17, 2017Torah 101-Re'eh

    Isaac and Ishmael. Jacob and Esau. And now, we have I think the next longest rivalry in Scripture: Zion-Moriah vs. Gerizim or, if you prefer Judeans vs. Samaritans. This parsha all the controversies between that last group come to the forefront. What was the original Torah message regarding Mount Gerizim? …

  • Torah 101-Ekev August 10, 2017Torah 101-Ekev

    We’ve seen the “big picture” over the last few weeks. The 40 year re-cap to the new generation with very selective editing, followed by the reissuing of Ten Commandments 2.0, complete with tweaks for this new generation, followed by the Shema itself. Now here is where we get the details …

  • Torah 101 will return next week (8/11) for Ekev! August 3, 2017

    Torah 101 will return next week (8/11) for Ekev!

  • Torah 101-Devarim July 28, 2017Torah 101-Devarim

    The Farewell Tour Begins! But this tour isn’t about some rock star or other celebrity in our media saturated culture. No, this is a farewell tour of one of the most righteous people who have ever lived–Moshe himself. Enter the extreme urgency of his words because if Israel doesn’t understand …

  • Torah 101-Matot-Masei Double Parsha July 13, 2017Torah 101-Matot-Masei Double Parsha

    Welcome to the expanded edition of Matot—these are the tribes. This fascinating look into arcane rules of land inheritance punctuated with a deadly serious war with the nation of Midian offers one of the starkest studies in contrasts of any parsha. Also join me for a special exploration into the …

  • Torah 101-Pinchus July 6, 2017Torah 101-Pinchus

    This hero Phinehas is so larger than life that the Scripture can be interpreted to mean he was a warrior priest for nearly 400 years (he didn’t but you’ll have to tune in to find out why! Welcome to one of the most action packed parshas of them all, where …

  • Torah 101-Balak June 29, 2017Torah 101-Balak

    It may be the oddest, and even the most whimsical, parsha of them all. This week we begin with the plotting of Balak, King of Moab. Having assessed the might of Israel, he has concluded outright military victory against them is to o difficult, so he enlists the help of …

  • Torah 101-Chukkat June 22, 2017Torah 101-Chukkat

    Of all the sacrifices given in such glorious detail in the Torah, the most powerful one of them all is also the most mysterious: the red heifer. The stakes are incredibly high and those ashes could in theory last forever and continue to provide atonement until Yeshua arrives with the …