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

Passover – April 20-27, 2019

The reading for the first day of Passover, April 20, 2019, are: TORAH: Exodus 12:21-51 HAFTARAH: Joshua 3:5-7; 5:2—6:1; 6:27   THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES WILL BE READ IN SYNAGOGUES DURING THE…

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Past Torah Portions

October 16, 2018

Lekh Lekha – “Go Forth, Yourself” – October 14-20, 2018

“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 10, 2018

No’ach – “Noah” – October 7-13, 2018

Eighth Month This Wednesday (October 10th) will be Rosh Chodesh—the “head” of the Eighth Hebrew month. Today, Hebrew calendars use the Babylonian name Cheshvan. In ancient times the Canaanite name…

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October 2, 2018

Beresheat – “In the Beginning” – October 1-6, 2018

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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September 24, 2018

Sukkot 2018

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

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September 17, 2018

Ha’azinu – “Give Ear!” – September 16-22, 2018

The Parashah for this week 16-22 September 2018 is called, Ha’azinu – “Give Ear!” The Torah Portion this weekend is comprised of what is often called the Song of Moses…

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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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