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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

VaYikra – “And He Called” – March 10-16, 2019

The readings for this week 10-16 March 2019 are called VaYikra—“And He Called”: NOTE: On the Sabbath before Purim, there is an additional Torah portion, relating to the eternal enmity…

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Past Torah Portions

March 12, 2019

VaYikra – “And He Called” – March 10-16, 2019

The readings for this week 10-16 March 2019 are called VaYikra—“And He Called”: NOTE: On the Sabbath before Purim, there is an additional Torah portion, relating to the eternal enmity…

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March 4, 2019

P’kudei – “Accountings of” – March 3-9, 2019

The readings for this week 3-9 March 2019 are called P’kudei – “Accountings of”: This Torah portion carefully describes the concluding stages of constructing the Mishkan (“Dwelling Place”/”Tabernacle”), even down…

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February 25, 2019

VaYa’k’hel – “And He Assembled” – February 24 – March 2, 2019

  The readings for this week 24 February—2 March 2019 are called VaYa’k’hel—“And He Assembled”: NOTE: The normally-read Haftarah is I Kings 7:13-26; 40-50 (Which we recommend reading, because of…

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February 18, 2019

Ki Tisa – “When You Elevate” – February 17-23, 2019

*Exodus 30:11-12. “Then YHVH spoke to Moses, saying: ‘When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number…” “Take the Census” is “to raise up (Ki Tisa)…

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February 11, 2019

Tetzaveh – “You Shall Command” – February 10-16, 2019

  “They shall bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to raise up a lamp perpetually…” (Exodus 27:20—See Torah Section below) “You, O LORD, keep my lamp…

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February 4, 2019

T’rumah – “Donation” – February 3-9, 2019

“Three bowls [of the menorah] shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch…” Exodus 25:33 (See below.) The readings for this week 3-9 February 2019 are called T’rumah—“Donation”: MISHKAN—“DWELLING…

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January 28, 2019

Mishpatim – “Judges” – January 27 – February 2, 2019

The readings for this week January 27 – February 2, 2019 are called Mishpatim—“Judges”: Last week’s Portion began with the appointments of judges in Israel. The first three chapters of…

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January 22, 2019

Yitro – “Jethro” – January 20-26, 2019

The readings for this week January 20-26, 2019 are called Yitro – “Jethro”: Torah: We focus this week upon one of the most powerful Torah Portions of the Year, centered…

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January 14, 2019

B’Shalach – “In the Sending” – January 13-19, 2019

The readings for this week are called B’Shalach – “In the Sending”: Because both the Torah and Haftarah portions contain wonderful prophetic songs—the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15) and…

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January 7, 2019

Bo – “Come” – January 6-12, 2019

The readings for this week, January 6-12, 2019 are called Bo – “Come.” *Exodus 10:3. “Thus says YHVH Elohei-ha’Ivrim (“Yehovah the Hebrews-God”): ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself…

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January 2, 2019

Va’Era – “And I Appeared” – December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

The readings for this week 30 December 2018—5 January 2019 are called Va’Era—“And I Appeared” (to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El Shaddai). *Exodus 6:26b; 7:4. “These are…

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December 26, 2018

December 23-29, 2018 – “Sh’mot – Names”

This week we travel forward 400 years and begin the story of the Exodus of Israel, now a great people, out from bondage in Egypt, into a relationship with the…

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