Welcome to Torah PORTIONS!
An online hub for learning and studying the weekly Bible portions from the Torah
Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.
Manna and Materialism
When the Israelites saw it, they asked, "What is it?" The Hebrew word for manna essentially means "whatchmacallit."
The journey from Egypt to Mount Sinai symbolizes spiritual growth. Israel leaving Egypt can be compared to the new believer, a born-again infant. The baby has to learn to walk, to talk, and to eat solid foods. Israel's first forty-nine days in the wilderness were filled with growing experiences. Soon after leaving Egypt, their food supplies were exhausted. Facing starvation, the children of Israel cried out, again complaining that it would have been better to have died in Egypt with a full stomach than to die of starvation in the wilderness....
The above is an excerpt adapted from Torah Club resources, an extensive program with commentary on the whole Bible, published in six editions.