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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

VaYiggash – “And He Drew Near”- December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020

The readings for this week are called VaYiggash—“And He [i.e. Judah] Drew Near”: *Genesis 44:18; 46:28. “Then he [Judah] drew near to him [Joseph]…” There is no question that the…

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Past Torah Portions

January 7, 2019

Bo – “Come” – January 6-12, 2019

The readings for this week, January 6-12, 2019 are called Bo – “Come.” *Exodus 10:3. “Thus says YHVH Elohei-ha’Ivrim (“Yehovah the Hebrews-God”): ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself…

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January 2, 2019

Va’Era – “And I Appeared” – December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

The readings for this week 30 December 2018—5 January 2019 are called Va’Era—“And I Appeared” (to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El Shaddai). *Exodus 6:26b; 7:4. “These are…

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December 26, 2018

December 23-29, 2018 – “Sh’mot – Names”

This week we travel forward 400 years and begin the story of the Exodus of Israel, now a great people, out from bondage in Egypt, into a relationship with the…

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December 17, 2018

VaYechi – “And He Lived” – December 16-22, 2018

Cloud over the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem “Judah is a lion’s cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up!” (Genesis 49:9a) This week’s readings bring us to…

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December 3, 2018

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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November 26, 2018

VaYeshev – “And He Settled” – November 25 – December 1, 2018

The readings for this week November 25 – December 1, 2018 are called VaYeshev – “And He Settled”: TORAH This week we begin the story of Joseph and his brothers…

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November 19, 2018

VaYishlach – “And He Sent” – November 18-24, 2018

The readings for this week 18-24 November 2018 are called VaYishlach—“And He Sent”: *Genesis 32:3. “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir,…

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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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