Weekly

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

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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Past Torah Portions

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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October 6, 2019

Ha’azinu – “Give Ear!” – October 6-12, 2019

The Parashah for this week is called, Ha’azinu – “Give Ear!” The Torah Portion this weekend is comprised of what is often called the Song of Moses (The song recorded…

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September 29, 2019

Vayeilekh – “And He Went” – September 29 – October 5, 2019

Due to the Rosh HaShana holiday there is no Torah commentary this week.

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September 22, 2019

Nitsavim – “You are Stationed” – September 22-28

The Parashah for this week is called, Nitsavim—“You are Stationed” TORAH *Deuteronomy 29:10. “All of you stand today before the LORD your God: your leaders and your tribes and your…

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September 15, 2019

Ki-Tavo – “When You Come Into” – September 15-21, 2019

Sunrise over Bethany and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of YHVH is risen upon you…the nations shall come to…

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September 8, 2019

Ki-Tetzeh – “When You Go Out” – September 8-14, 2019

The Parashah for this week is called Ki-Tetzeh — “When You Go Out.” TORAH Deuteronomy 22:10—25:19 *Deuteronomy 21:21, 22:21, 22:22, 22:24; 24:7; 23:14. “Thus you shall purge away the evil…

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September 1, 2019

Shophetim – “Judges” – September 1-7, 2019

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

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