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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

Shophetim – “Judges” – August 12-18, 2018

Shophetim—“Judges” The Parashah for this week 12-18 August 2018 is called, Shophetim—“Judges” Torah *Deuteronomy 16:18-21. “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the LORD your God…

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Past Torah Portions

February 6, 2018

Mishpatim – “Judgments” – February 4-10, 2018

Almond trees are blossoming in Jerusalem! They are always the first to blossom, coming awake while other trees are still sleeping. Thus, the letters in the Hebrew word for “almond”…

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January 30, 2018

Yitro – “Jethro” – January 28 – February 3, 2018

The readings for this week 28 January—3 February 2018 are called Yitro — “Jethro”: We focus this week upon one of the most powerful Torah Portions of the Year, centered…

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January 24, 2018

B’Shalach – “In the Sending” – January 21-27, 2018

The readings for this week 21-27 January 2018 are called B’Shalach—“In the Sending”: NOTE: Because this week’s Torah and Haftarah readings contain two of the great recorded songs of the…

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January 16, 2018

Bo – “Come” – January 14-20, 2018

The readings for this week 14-20 January 2018 are called Bo — “Come” (–to Pharaoh): *Exodus 10:3. “Thus says YHVH Elohei-ha’Ivrim (“Yehovah the Hebrews-God”): ‘How long will you refuse to…

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January 8, 2018

Va’Era – “And I Appeared” – January 7-13, 2018

The readings for this week 7-13 January 2018 are called Va’Era—“And I Appeared” (–to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El Shaddai): *Exodus 6:26b; 7:4. “These are the same…

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January 3, 2018

Sh’mot – “Names” – December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018

And he led the flock to the back of the desert . . . Exodus 3:1 The readings for this week 31 December 2017—6 January 2018 are called Sh’mot—“Names” (–of…

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December 27, 2017

VaYechi—“And He [i.e. Jacob] Lived”– December 24-30, 2017

This week’s readings bring us to the end of the Book of Genesis.  They encompass the last seventeen years of Jacob’s life in Egypt, his blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh,…

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December 18, 2017

VaYiggash – “And He Drew Near” – December 17-23, 2017

The readings for this week 17-23 December 2017 are called VaYiggash—“And He [i.e. Judah] Drew Near”: *Genesis 44:18; 46:28. “Then he [Judah] drew near to him [Joseph]…” There is no…

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December 12, 2017

MiKetz – At the End Of – December 10-16, 2017

The readings for this week 10-16 December 2017 are called MiKetz—“At the End Of”: (NOTE: Years in which Hanukkah does not fall within the week for this parashah, the Haftarah…

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December 4, 2017

VaYeshev – “And He Settled” – December 3-9, 2017

The readings for this week 3-9 December 2017 are called VaYeshev—“And He Settled”: This week we begin the story of Joseph and his brothers. *Genesis 37:11. “His brothers were jealous…

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November 28, 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 20, 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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