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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

VaYiggash – “And He Drew Near”- December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020

The readings for this week 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 question that the…

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Past Torah Portions

December 29, 2019

VaYiggash – “And He Drew Near”- December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020

The readings for this week 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 question that the…

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December 22, 2019

MiKetz – At the End Of – December 22-28, 2019

The readings for this week are called MiKetz—“At the End Of…”: * The normal Haftarah (used with MiKetz in years when it does not fall within Hanukkah) is I Kings…

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December 15, 2019

VaYeshev – “And He Settled” – December 15-21, 2019

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

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December 8, 2019

VaYishlach – “And He Sent” – December 8-14, 2019

The readings for this week are called VaYishlach—“And He Sent”: *Genesis 32:3. “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of…

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December 1, 2019

VaYetzeh – “And He Went Out” – December 1-7, 2019

A group of Believers from the US prays at Bethel The readings for this week, are called VaYetzeh—“And He Went Out”: THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION BEGINS WITH JACOB’S FLEEING FROM…

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November 24, 2019

Toldot – “Generations” – November 24-30, 2019

Well at the site of ancient Be’er Sheva “Then he [Isaac] went up from there to Beersheba. And YHVH appeared to him the same night and said, ‘I am the…

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November 17, 2019

Chayeh Sarah – “Sarah’s Life” – November 17-23, 2019

The readings for this week are called Chayeh Sarah—“Sarah’s Life”: *Genesis 23:1. “Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.” Abraham was…

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November 10, 2019

VaYera – “And the LORD Appeared” – November 10-16, 2019

“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 are called VaYera—“And [the LORD] Appeared”:…

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November 3, 2019

Lekh Lekha – “Go Forth, Yourself” – November 3-9, 2019

“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 27, 2019

No’ach – “Noah” – October 27 – November 2, 2019

Let us ask God for grace over this new month—for vision, instruction, courage and love and attentiveness to His ways! To bring to completion all those tasks whose time of…

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October 20, 2019

Beresheat – “In the Beginning” – October 20-26, 2019

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

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October 13, 2019

Sukkot 2019 – October 13-19, 2019

Since the eight days of Sukkot extend over a Sabbath, a special Parashah is read on that weekend. A number of other passages are also read during the festival week….

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