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Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3

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This Parashah covers the blessings for obedience and the warning not to forget who the source of the blessings is. Once again the Creator teaches us to trust and believe in HIS promises. Praise Yah for his faithfulness and for keeping his word with his people Israel.

In my travels I encounter many believers from the denominational christian world that use the word Love without the commitment that it requires. They only love you when you agree with them or when they want something from you. The reason why that occurs is because we have lost the original meaning of the word Ahav (Love) from the covenant legal perspective.

Ahav was a legal term used by Kings, Princes and people that were LOYAL to the commitment that a Brit (Covenant) requires. I will do my best to share what the context of this word really means but not from a affectionate context but from a covenant legal term.

This page includes Torah Portions from multiple years covered by Wisdom in Torah. Each year we covered the Torah from a different perspective so you can explore each Parashah from a different perspective and focus.

  • 2010 Portions: Focus on Messianic connections in the Parashah
  • ANET Portions: Focus on the ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the Parashah
  • Mitzvot Portions: Focus on explaining and exploring the commandments found in the Parashah (in progress)
  • 2015 Portions: Revisiting the Parashah looking at the ancient cultural context more in depth with additional areas that have been researched
  • Brit Portions: Focus on connecting the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) to the Parashah

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Rico Cortes

I am a teacher of Scriptures, Torah follower, and believer in Messiah Yeshua. I have been given the opportunity to share the Word of God with many believers around the world. My work as a servant of the Most High God has allowed me to be a voice to spread the good news of the New Testament, unveiling its truth through context and the obedience to the Almighty through his Torah.

32 thoughts on “Torah Portion Ekev Complete”

  1. Rico–I was struck by Daniel’s prayer in the context of the oath and covenant of YHVH with his people relating to the Jews and their exile.

    How would this same application be seen in the disobedience of the house of Israel and their removal from the land and prophesied restoration? What would the parallel or equivalent of Daniel’s prayer be for the house of Israel in this day?

    Thank you for your teaching–Shalom!

  2. Wow Rico,
    When you taught the lesson, I had such a desire to live in the promised land, I don’t know why any believer would not want to live there and partake in these blessings. Incredible! Trust in Him. I do, I do.
    Thank you for this teaching.

  3. Thanks so much for your study on Eikev!! You are an awesome teacher of the Torah!
    I also teach Torah, but I gain such revelation from your knowledge & background in the Hebrew and your study with Rabbis. You also have a sweet and tender love for our Yeshua that resonates in your teaching as a humbleness not often seen in men. I appreciate you!
    Karen Jeavons

    1. Ms. Jeavons I noted that you stated above that you also teach Torah..I have a question for you and sincerely seek your understanding. I attend a congregation in which our Rabbi is also a female..but today I was studying at home and while listen to the Rabbi giving the class it was talking how women should not be teachers. I read the scripture and listened to his explanation which makes sense, however we have many who teach who are women and in my case I feel that my Rabbi truely has a gift in this area…I am a little confused and hope you can enlighten me on this. If you like my e-mail is I am suppose to be getting Mikvah next Shabbat and am really looking foward to it..If anyone else would like to make a comment you are welcome.

  4. I notice that the word “land” is capitalized “Land”.

    Esword has this definition:

    From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): – X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.

    Somehow this is not satisfying me. Why is the “L” capitalized?

  5. Something came to my mind as you spoke about Rahab. She had to put a scarlet thread in the window and bring her family members inside her house and that was their protection…very similar to the story of Egypt except it is ‘blood’ on the doorpost.

    Also, a little trivia. You have probably heard of the ‘redlight’ district where the prostitutes would let a ‘red light’ burn in their window to let the men know who they were. Not sure but this may have been taken by someone from the story of Rahab.

  6. If all of the people are coming into the covenant as b’nei Avaraham or Yitzak and even Yaacov, I cannot see where it would have anything to do with Judaism, other than Judiasm being a religion of Yehudah. This Torah portion, as well as Genesis would confirm this.

    If you can show me where, during the first temple built by Shlomo, where it is ever said, in the sciptures, that this Brit between Yahweh and our forefathers is called ‘Judaism’ then I will concede and just return to Judaism. However, I believe that Yeshua is that part of Yahweh who is his son, his right arm, and right-hand man, like Yehoshua was to Moshe, as well as our Cohen H’Gadol in the heavenlies.

    So far, I really like your teaching in this part Rico, keep up the good work.

    Channah Leah bat Yochanan

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