Analyzing the Gospels (by Xus Casal) January 2017

Parashat Lekh Lekha – The Blessing and the Plants

“And Terah took Avram… and Lot… and Sarai… and they went forth with them from Ur Casdim to go to the land of Canaan” (Gn 11:31). Kasdim is the Hebrew name for the Chaldeans. What is Ur Kasdim? It can also be read as: “Ohr K’Shedim” – A Light that is like the one of Read More

Analyzing the Gospels (by Xus Casal) January 2017

Parashat Toldot – The Two Snakes and Messiah

“There were two boys in her womb. The first to come out was completely red, and clothed in hair; so he was called Esav. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esav’s heel; so he was named Yakov” (Gn 25:24-26).   Esav is clothed in Hair (heb. Sa’ir – שער); which means Read More

Analyzing the Gospels (by Xus Casal) January 2017

Parashat Noah – Noah and Messiah

[From the teachings of Rav. Ginsbourgh (Gal Einai Institute) and Ariel Cohen Alloro] ונח מצא חן בעיני יה-ו-ה “And Noah found favor in the eyes of HaShem” (Gn 6:8). “veNoah matza Hen b’Einei Adonai” PART 1  – Noah = Grace Noah in Hebrew means ‘rest.’ ‘When Noah (נח) was born he was named after the Read More

Analyzing the Gospels (by Xus Casal) January 2017

Parashat Vayikhi – Trein Mishekhin (The Two Messiahs)

ABOUT SHILOH “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s-staff from between his feet, until Shiloh will come, and to him shall the subduing of the peoples be” (Gn 49:10). Even though my lectures deal with the Soul of Messiah, this verse requires of me to stay closer to Pshat this time: “The Read More

Analyzing the Gospels (by Xus Casal) January 2017

Parashat Shemot – Names and Geulah

This week’s Parsha is Shemot. Shemot means “names”; since the portion starts with: ‘these are the names of the sons of Israel’ (Ex 1:1) Although Israel had fallen into Exile and slavery, The book starts enumerating the names of the children of Israel, to remind us that God didn’t abandon them [even though it seemed Read More