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Torah Portion for September 28-October 4, 2014

Torah Portion for this Week….   YOM KIPPUR Friday evening October 3rd at sundown begins Yom Kippur—“The Day of Atonement” during which the following Torah and Haftarah portions will be read: Torah: Leviticus 16:1-34 Numbers 29:7-11 Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14—58:14  Saturday afternoon: Book of Jonah   TORAH At this time, the entire public Jewish sector of Israel essentially closes down. Leviticus 16:31 and 23:26-32 solemnly command Jews to deny themselves and…

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Torah Portion for September 14-20, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHAH (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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua…

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Torah Portion for September 7-13, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHAH (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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua…

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Torah Portion for August 31-September 6, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHAH (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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua…

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Torah Portion for August 24-30, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHA (Torah Portion): From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parasha) 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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where…

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Torah Portion for August 17-23, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHA: From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parasha) 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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus)…

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TORAH PORTION FOR AUGUST 10-16, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION: The reading for this week August 10-16, 2014 is called Ekev—“In consequence of…”  (the Children of Israel heeding God’s judgments): TORAH:  Deuteronomy 7:12—11:25 HAFTARAH:  Isaiah 49:14—51:3   TORAH   *Deuteronomy 7:16.  “Also you shall devour all the peoples whom YHVH your God delivers to you; your eye shall not pity them…”  It is instructive to compare this ‘devouring’ with that mentioned in the evil report o the ten spies 40 years earlier, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants” (Numbers 13:32), and with the ‘bread’ in Caleb’s “good report” at the same time, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land…Do not rebel against YHVH, nor fear the people of the land,…

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Torah Portion for August 3-9, 2014

“Like a shepherd He will tend His flock in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.” ( Isaiah 40:11; From this week’s Haftarah, See below)   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 portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets.  We have found that in perusing…

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