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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!


  • Yitro January 15, 2020Yitro

    It is very significant that this parsha is named “Jethro” and not “The Ten Words” or Commandments that it contains. In a sense the advice that Jethro gives Moshe is just as important as the Ten Commandments because it shows YHWH’s plan.
    First Moshe needs to keep himself from getting exhausted. …

  • Be’shalach January 8, 2020Be'shalach

    “Be’shalach” means “let go”, and the portion begins with Pharaoh regretting his decision to free the Hebrews, so he musters his chariots in an attempt to bring them all back. Instead however Abba YHWH parts the waters of the Reed Sea and destroys Pharaoh’s army. But even as Israel rejoices, …

  • Bo January 2, 2020Bo

    “Bo” means “go,” and that’s exactly what the Israelites do! After the last three plagues of locusts, darkness and killing the first born of Egypt do their damage; Pharaoh at last relents and lets Israel go. In the stunning aftermath of these events, the Pesach meal is instituted as an …

  • Va’Era December 27, 2019Va'Era

    Va’Era means “and I appeared”, as in Abba YHWH explaining that He appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and this thought of course follows from His introduction in Shemot that Moshe is a descendant of these people, “I am the El of your fathers…”. After the initial “Bricks Without Straw” …

  • Shemot December 20, 2019Shemot

    One epic ends and another begins. Joseph and all the other sons of Jacob are dead. And now, their descendants are in bondage waiting for a deliverer. Enter Moshe. Born a prince of Egypt, explore the real life Egyptian history behind the Torah account. Find out who the main people …

  • Vayechi December 10, 2019Vayechi

    Vayechi means “and he lived”, referring to the 17 years Ya’akov would spend in Egypt before dying. The portion begins with Jacob making final arrangements to be buried in Canaan once he dies. Ironically the portion ends with Joseph making those same arrangements, but deferring final relocation until the Exodus. …

  • Vayigash December 4, 2019Vayigash

    Vayigash means “and he approached”, referring to Judah approaching Joseph and pleading with him to return Benjamin. After this plea Joseph reveals his true identity and begins reconciling with his brothers. The portion ends with Joseph sending his brothers to fetch Jacob into Egypt and setting up the main foundation …

  • Mikkets November 27, 2019Mikkets

    Mikkets means “at the end” as in at the end of two years of Joseph’s confinement. When Pharaoh has bad dreams and can’t get any of his seers to interpret them, the wine taster remembers Joseph and tells Pharaoh he can help. After Joseph correctly interprets the dream, he is …

  • Vayeshev and 2019 Hanukkah Special November 21, 2019Vayeshev and 2019 Hanukkah Special

    Vayeshev means “and he dwelled.” This portion opens with the amazing story of Joseph, starting with his being sold into slavery to Midianite traders who in turn sell him in Egypt. The parsha then interrupts the Joseph story with the account of Judah and Tamar, but then resumes talking about …

  • Vayishlach November 12, 2019Vayishlach

    Vayishlach means “and he sent” and once again the ‘he’ is Jacob sending messengers ahead with gifts in an attempt to reconcile with Esau, and what follows is, bar none, the greatest apology EVER given in Scripture. After that we get the tragic story of Dinah and Shechem where he …

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-Vayikra March 1, 2017Torah 101-Vayikra

    A New Era dawns. As we delve now into the opening chapters of Vayikra or Leviticus, sacrifices and regulations for ritual purity are given in extremely exacting detail, proving that this is real history and not a myth made up to teach a religion! Explore the surprising connections between the …

  • Torah 101-Pekudei February 22, 2017Torah 101-Pekudei

    I love it when a plan comes together–especially a heavenly one commanded by Father Yah! We may never know how long Father Yah had the image of an earthly tabernacle to match the glory (at least somewhat) of what He commanded in the heavenlies, but we most certainly know the …

  • Torah 101-Vayakhel February 15, 2017Torah 101-Vayakhel

    A big part of heaven’s kingdom descends onto the earth this week! Remembering that Moshe has been told a few times, “See that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain”. this week that pattern becomes a physical reality as sacred geometries and spiritual mathematics …

  • Torah 101-Ki Tissa February 10, 2017Torah 101-Ki Tissa

    It starts out with just an innocent little census, but then all “pagan-gehenna” breaks loose–literally! But as many of you long-time members know, figuring out what the Golden Calf really was is the key to unlocking so many other mysteries, including where Mount Sinai has to be. But this time …

  • Torah 101-Tetzaveh February 3, 2017Torah 101-Tetzaveh

    Enter into the Sanctuary, to the place that Father Yah promised He would meet with His servants! Now as the plans for building the earthly representation of those things in heaven picks up speed, literally, the secrets of the universe are passed down in code, calendar, and prophecy in so …

  • Torah 101- Terumah January 26, 2017Torah 101- Terumah

    Explore the mysteries of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant and so much more. Terumah seems to be a parsha just about measurements and furniture, but the reality is very different. Inside these numbers are amazing secret codes for calendar, prophecy and even the universe itself. Also find out …

  • Torah 101-Mishpatim January 20, 2017Torah 101-Mishpatim

    We’re not done with Moshe receiving the Torah just yet! The Ten Commandments was just the beginning and now come the Mishpatim–the judgments and smaller regulations that explain how to keep the Top 10! But just when you think there’s nothing but rules and regulations to be had here, a …

  • Torah 101-Beshallach January 6, 2017Torah 101-Beshallach

    “Behold His Mighty Hand! YHWH of Hosts will fight for us!” A nation so feared that other empires bow down in submission. A king so powerful that his nation and priesthood proclaims him a god. An army so massive–600 chariots strong and countless infantry-and a slave population so helpless–they want …

  • Torah 101-Bo December 30, 2016Torah 101-Bo

    He saved the worst for last! The three worst plagues are still in front of the Egyptians as this action packed parsha opens with locusts devouring the rest of the crops the massive hail storm spared, followed by three days of a darkness that can be felt and of course, …

  • Torah 101-Va’Era December 23, 2016Torah 101-Va'Era

    Plagues and Scandal! Round 1 of this tremendous struggle has clearly been won by Pharaoh, with the Bricks Without Straw debacle literally breaking the spirits of the Israelites. Now Moshe must regroup and prepare for something much worse: The divine destruction of his adopted homeland. And yet Moshe himself has …