Torah for the Nations

Torah for the Nations: The Weekly Portions

Commentary on the weekly Torah readings from the Five Books of Moses with lessons for people of all nations, backgrounds and beliefs.


Bereishit: Genesis 1:1-6:8
Torah study and the dignity of man
Noah: Genesis 6:9-11:32
The Ark and the Word
Lech Lecha: Genesis 12:1-17:27
The Milk of Human Kindness
Vayeira: Genesis 18:1-22:24
The Opposite of Abraham
Chayey Sarah: Genesis 23:1-25:18
Rites of Passage
Toldot: Genesis 25:19-28:9
Who is strong?
Vayeitzei: Genesis 28:10-32:3
The Work Ethic
Vayishlah: Genesis 32:3-36:43
Vayeishev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
How can brothers get along?
Mikeitz, Genesis 41:1-44:17
How to avert catastrophe
Vayigash : Gen. 44:18-47:27
Learning to say 'I was wrong'
Vayehi, Gen. 47:28-50:26
Good Words


Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1
The Call to Freedom
Va-eira, Exodus 6:2-9:35
A Stark Warning
Bo, Exodus 10:1-13:16
Beshallah, Exodus 13:17-17:16
Faith & Trust
Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23
Courts of Law
Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1-24:18
The Sinaitic Covenant
Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19
The House of Prayer
Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10
The Priesthood
Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11-34:35
Idolatry and the Power of Repentance
Vayakhel-Pekudey, Ex. 35:1-38:20 & 38:21-40:38


Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26
Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36
Thank You!
Shemini, Leviticus 9:1-11:47
Sober Judgment
Tazria-Metzora Leviticus 12:1-13:59 & 14:1-15:33
Evil Speech
Acharey Mos & Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1-18:30 & 19:1-20:27
The Greatest Love
Emor, Leviticus 21:1-24:23
World Class Events
Behar-Bechukosai Leviticus 25:1-26:2 & 26:3-27:34
The Earth belongs to God


Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20
The Beauty of Diversity
Naso, Numbers 4:21-7:89
Owning Up
Beha'aloscha, Numbers 8:1-12:16
Unity within Diversity
Shelach Lecha , Numbers 13:1-15:41
Don't just follow the crowd
Korach , Numbers 16:1-18:32
For Heaven's sake, or each for himself?
Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1
Inner Purity
Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9
The Evil Eye
Pinhas , Numbers 25:10-30:1
The Covenant of Peace
Matos-Mas'ei ,
Numbers 30:2-32:42 & 33:1-36:13
Do not corrupt the land!


Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
Lands and their owners
Va-etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
Know today...
Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Please and Thankyou
Re'eh, Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
Investigate Diligently
Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
How to make war
Ki Seitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
The Home Front
KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Reward and Punishment
Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 & 31:1-30
Lessons of the Land
Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
Moses' Last Song
Ve-zot Ha-brachah, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12
Moses lives