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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

VaYera – “And the LORD Appeared” – October 21-27, 2018

“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 21-27 October 2018 are called VaYera—“And…

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Past Torah Portions

October 24, 2017

Lekh Lekha – “Go Forth, Yourself” – October 22-28, 2017

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 16, 2017

Noach – “Noah” – October 15-21, 2017

“My bow I set in the clouds, so that it may serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:13) Rainbow over the Ben Hinnom…

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October 11, 2017

Beresheet – “In the Beginning” – October 8-14, 2017

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

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September 17, 2017

Ha’Azienu – September 17-23, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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September 10, 2017

Natzavim/Vayeilekh – September 10-16, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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September 6, 2017

Ki Tavo – September 3-9, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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August 27, 2017

Ki Tetzse – August 27-September 2, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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August 20, 2017

Shoftim – August 20-26, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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August 13, 2017

R’eh – August 13-19, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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August 6, 2017

Ekev – August 6-12, 2017

*Due to summer travel, Martin and Norma Sarvis are taking a few weeks off from their normal Torah commentary. They will resume regular contributions again in September.

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July 31, 2017

VaEtchanan – July 30-August 5, 2017

NOTE: From the Sabbath following the 9th of Av through that preceding Rosh Hashanna, the Haftara readings will be from the Book of Isaiah and focus upon God’s desire to…

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July 24, 2017

D’varim – July 23-29, 2017

The Parashah for 23-29 July 2017 is called D’varim—“Words.” Shabbat Hazon—“Sabbath of Vision”, so-called because the Haftarah for the Sabbath coming before Tish’a B’Av (“The Ninth of Av”) is always…

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