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” – 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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Past Torah Portions

November 13, 2018

VaYetzeh – “And He Went Out” – November 11-17, 2018

A group of Believers from the US prays at Bethel The readings for this week, November 11-17, 2018 are called VaYetzeh—“And He Went Out”: THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION BEGINS WITH…

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November 5, 2018

Toldot – “Generations” – November 4 -10, 2018

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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October 30, 2018

Chayeh Sarah – “Sarah’s Life” – October 28 – November 3, 2018

The readings for this week 28 October—3 November 2018 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…

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October 22, 2018

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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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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