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Torah Portion


About the Weekly Torah Portion

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.

This Week's Torah Portion

Tetsaveh – “Command/Charge” – February 18-24, 2018

  “They shall bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to raise up a lamp perpetually…” (Exodus 27:20) The readings for this week 18-24 February 2018 are…

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Past Torah Portions

November 28th, 2017

VaYishlach – “And He Sent” – November 26 – December 2, 2017

The readings for this week 26 November — 2 December 2017 are called VaYishlach—“And He Sent”: *Genesis 32:3. “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the…

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November 20th, 2017

VaYetzeh – “And He Went Out” – November 19-25, 2017

  THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION BEGINS WITH JACOB’S FLEEING FROM CANAAN… AND ENDS WITH HIS RETURN 20 YEARS LATER, A SOBERED AND MUCH DIFFERENT MAN, FINALLY PREPARED FOR A CRITICAL…

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November 14th, 2017

Toldot – “Generations” – November 12-18, 2017

TORAH: *Genesis 25:22. “The children struggled together within her, and she said, ‘If this is so, why then am I . . .?’ So she went to inquire of the…

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November 8th, 2017

Chayeh Sarah – “The Life of Sarah” – November 5-11, 2017

*Genesis 23:1. “Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.” Abraham was ten years older than Sarah—he was 137 years old at…

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October 31st, 2017

VaYera – “And The LORD Appeared” – October 29 – November 4 2017

“Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur…” (Genesis 20:1)   The readings for this week, October 29 — November 4…

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October 24th, 2017

Lekh Lekha – “Go Forth, Yourself” – October 22-28, 2017

And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall…

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October 16th, 2017

Noach – “Noah” – October 15-21, 2017

“My bow I set in the clouds, so that it may serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:13) Rainbow over the Ben Hinnom…

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October 11th, 2017

Beresheet – “In the Beginning” – October 8-14, 2017

The NEW CYCLE BEGINS! This weekend the cycle through the Torah begins anew. This first reading is called Beresheet—“In the Beginning”. TORAH: *Genesis 1:1-5.  “In the beginning Elohim (English: God)…

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September 17th, 2017

Ha’Azienu – September 17-23, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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September 10th, 2017

Natzavim/Vayeilekh – September 10-16, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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September 6th, 2017

Ki Tavo – September 3-9, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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August 27th, 2017

Ki Tetzse – August 27-September 2, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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