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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!


  • 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 …

  • Beshalach January 25, 2018 Beshalach

    “And Elohim led Israel out with a mighty hand and with signs and wonders”. Nowhere are the words more true than this week, as Pharaoh’s entire army id destroyed in the Sea of Reeds. It’s the greatest chariot force to be destroyed by Israel—that is, until our Haftorah Portion in …

  • Bo January 18, 2018 Bo

    The picture above is a montage of Amenhotep II, whom I believe is the Pharaoh of Exodus. Just look at this guy…especially the shot of him on his own war chariot, and ask yourself: Does he not look the part of the adversary Moshe describes in this section of Exodus? …

  • Va’Era January 12, 2018 Va'Era

    And now the great struggle begins. The warnings have been given. The signs have been seen. Now, the time has come for Moshe to fight for the freedom os his people against the very same group of people that raised him for 40 years in their royal courts. But Moshe …

  • Shemot January 4, 2018 Shemot

    Joseph is gone and also, apparently forgotten, at least by the Egyptians. Now dark times fall on the Hebrews of Goshen as they go from valued partners to hated enemies and from the pinnacle of power in Egypt to the lowest of the low, slaves who can’t even get straw …

  • Vayechi December 28, 2017 Vayechi

    The title says it all–vayechi–“and he lived”. But this is not just true of Jacob spending his last 17 years in Egypt but really of the entire generation of two nations that lives because of Joseph. Jacob’s preparations to leave this earth, as well as those of his son’s Joseph …

  • Vayigash December 19, 2017 Vayigash

    After 22 years, grieving father and son are finally reunited this week, and it literally could not be closer to being too late. Jacob, long weakened by the loss of Joseph, has barely been hanging on for more than two decades. And Joseph has already gone through enough false imprisonments …

  • Mikkets December 14, 2017 Mikkets

    An innocent man languishes in prison for two years for a crime he did not commit. He is only freed because the selfish cupbearer, who broke his word and didn’t speak up for Joseph once he was comfortable, saw an opportunity to help Pharaoh. As Joseph is freed from one …

  • 2017 Hanukkah Special! Chag Sameyach! December 11, 2017 2017 Hanukkah Special! Chag Sameyach!

    Welcome to the 2017 Hanukkah Special. It is thanks to the generosity of our members and donors that we can bring this free feast teaching to you.Come join us on a surprising tour of the “Hidden Hanukkah” throughout the Scriptures, as hints and details about that feast were prophesied in …

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-Shemot December 16, 2016 Torah 101-Shemot

    The new adventure begins. It’s been 144 years since Joseph died and was buried at the end of Genesis. Judah and all the other tribal heads, the sons of Jacob, are now all dead. A dynasty died and a new re-unified Egypt has emerged, stronger than ever, and determined to …

  • Torah 101-Vayechi December 5, 2016 Torah 101-Vayechi

    The Final Act. In a drama literally more than 2,300 years in the making, the book of Genesis comes to a climactic close. Joseph has made himself known to his brothers, but even though he has promised forgiveness and restoration to them, the guilty siblings are not so sure they …

  • Torah 101-Vayigash December 2, 2016 Torah 101-Vayigash

    “You didn’t send me to Egypt…Elohim did, so I could save lives!” Thus says Joseph to his brothers as they finally reconcile in a moment 22 years in the making. In the end, Joseph needed to have a picture painted of the suffering of his father Jacob to finally relent, …

  • Torah 101 will return December 2nd with “Vayigash”! November 17, 2016

    Due to the Hanukkah Special and regular parsha (Mikkets) hitting within days of one another, Torah 101 is taking Hanukkah off and will return with “Vayigash”!

  • Torah 101-Vayishlach November 11, 2016 Torah 101-Vayishlach

    Reconciliation! In a stunning climax to 20 years of grief, Jacob and Esau finally reconcile. But there are still many more challenges awaiting Jacob, not the least of which are his own children who betray the Shechemites and defy their own father to avenge the sexual assault of their sister …

  • Torah 101 will return next week with “Vayishlach”! November 3, 2016

    Torah 101 will return next week with “Vayishlach”!

  • Torah 101-Toldot October 27, 2016 Torah 101-Toldot

    Birthrights and blessings, prophecy and family deceptions and the most stable marriage perhaps in all Tanakh faces some of its most grievous moments, and that’s just one chapter! In terms of family drama, this is about as intimate and fascinating as it gets. One brother is is forced into the …

  • Torah 101-Chayei Sarah October 20, 2016 Torah 101-Chayei Sarah

    One generation ends and another begins, but not before Abraham undertakes through his servant the most personal mission of them all–finding a wife for his beloved son Isaac. And while Isaac is still grieving over his mother Sarah’s death, a distant cousin named Rebecca is coming to soothe his broken …

  • Torah 101-Vayera October 14, 2016 Torah 101-Vayera

    Welcome to the parsha of extremes! From the most personally traumatic test possible–Abraham being ordered by Father Yah to sacrifice his son Isaac–to creating a near international incident with a Philistine king due to a lack of faith on his part–Abraham does it all this week. He also tries to …

  • Torah 101-Lech Lecha October 6, 2016 Torah 101-Lech Lecha

    Abraham: First Action Hero! This is the parsha where the first patriarch takes center stage. Need a man to humble a Pharaoh into righteousness? Call Abraham! How about a skilled negotiator to keep families from going to war? Call Abraham! Or maybe you need a skilled prophet to predict thousands …