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Isaiah 52 starting at 12

12When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts? 13You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me; New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly. 14Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a [Read More]

Isaiah 53, Micah 7 and Isaiah 62

By Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal Isaiah 53 (52:13 – 53:12) describes the servant of the Lord who shocks the world with his unexpected exaltation. The prophet presents us with the shocked words of the onlookers as they express their astonishment. From these words we learn that the onlookers were intimately familiar with the servant long before [Read More]