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

MiKetz – At the End Of – December 2-8, 2018

The readings for this week 2-8 December 2018 are called MiKetz—“At the End Of…”: * The normal Haftarah (used with MiKetz in years when it does not fall within Hanukkah)…

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Past Torah Portions

September 3, 2018

Nitsavim – “You are Stationed” – September 2-8

The Parashah for this week 2-8 September 2018 is called, Nitsavim—“You are Stationed” TORAH *Deuteronomy 29:10. “All of you stand today before the LORD your God: your leaders and your…

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August 27, 2018

Ki-Tavo – “When You Come Into” – August 26 – September 1, 2018

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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August 21, 2018

Ki-Tetzeh – “When You Go Out” – August 19-25, 2018

The Parashah for this week August 19-25, 2018 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…

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August 13, 2018

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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August 6, 2018

R’eh – “See!” – August 5-11, 2018

The Parashah for this week 5-11 August 2018 is called, R’eh—“See!” NOTE: Because Rosh Chodesh (“Sixth Month”—Elul) begins on Saturday or Sunday (August 11/12), some Synagogues will conclude their services…

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July 23, 2018

V’Et’chanan – “And I Pleaded…” – July 22-28, 2018

Manuscript on parchment of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21, which begins, “Hear O Israel, the YHVH our God, the YHVH is One” Such manuscripts are placed within a receptacle which is…

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July 16, 2018

D’varim – “Words” – July 15-21

The Parashah for this week July 15-21, 2018 is called, D’varim—“Words.” TORAH: Deuteronomy 1:1—3:22 HAFTARAH: Isaiah 1:1-27 (Shabbat Chazon—“Sabbath of Vision”) This “Sabbath of Vision” is so-called because the Haftarah…

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July 9, 2018

Matot – “Tribes” and Massei – “Journeys of” – July 8-14, 2018

The Parashah for this week 8-14 July 2018 is a “double reading.” I. Matot—“Tribes” Numbers 30. Vows and oaths to the LORD are extremely serious transactions in God’s eyes; such…

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July 3, 2018

Pinhas – July 1-7, 2018

The Parashah for this week 1-7 July 2018 is called Pinhas. Note: During the three-week period between the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (Observed 1 July this year; commemorating…

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June 25, 2018

Balak – June 24-30, 2018

The Parashah for this week 24-30 June 2018 is called Balak. This week’s Portion focuses upon the story of the pagan prophet Balaam (Hebrew pronunciation: Bil’am). He was called by…

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June 18, 2018

Chukat – “Ordinance of” – June 17-23, 2018

40 Years in the Desert The Parashah for this week June 17-23, 2018 is called Chukat—“Ordinance of”—i.e. the “Red Heifer”. Because of the dead who would be constantly in Israel’s…

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June 11, 2018

Korach – “Korah” – June 10-16

The Parashah for this week 10-16 June 2018 is called Korach—“Korah” This week’s Portion focuses on the rebellion of Korah. *Numbers 16:3; 16:7b: KORACH AND FOLLOWERS TO MOSES: “You take…

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