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re'eh

Torah Parashah Re’eh

For Shabbat of August 19, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 Re’eh (רְאֵה‎)— Hebrew for “see”, the first word in the parashah) is the 47th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17 Torah Parsha Re’eh Summary Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17 “See,” says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before you today a blessing and a curse”—the…

Torah Parashah Eikev

For Shabbat of August 12, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 Eikev, (עֵקֶב‎) — Hebrew for “if [you follow],” the second word in the parashah and is the 46th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25 Torah Parsha Eikev Summary Deuteronomy 7:11-11:25 In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Moses continues his closing…

Va’etchanan

Torah Parashah Va’etchanan

Shabbat August 5, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 Va’etchanan (וָאֶתְחַנַּן‎)— Hebrew for “and I pleaded,” the first word in the parashah and is the 45th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Torah Parsha Va’etchanan Summary Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored God to allow him to enter the Land of Israel, but…

devarim

Torah Parashah Devarim

For Shabbat of July 29th, 2017 Torah: Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 Devarim (דְּבָרִים‎) — Hebrew for “things” or “words,” is the second word in the parashah and is the 44th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah readings and the first in the Book of Deuteronomy. It covers Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22. Torah Parsha Devarim Summary Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22 On the first of Shevat (thirty-seven days before his passing), Moses begins…

matot-masei

Torah Parashah Matot-Massei

From Shabbat of July 22th, 2017 Torah: Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 Haftarah: I Kings 18:46 – 19:1 This week is a double Torah portion covering both  Torah Parsha Matot as well as Torah Parsha Massei… Matot (מַּטּוֹת‎)— Hebrew for “tribes”, Matot is the fifth word in the parashah.  It is the 42nd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the ninth in…

Torah Parashah Pinchas

For Shabbat of July 15th, 2017 Torah: Numbers 25:9 – 30:1 Haftarah: I Kings 18:46 – 19:1 Pin’has (פִּינְחָס‎)— Hebrew for “Phinehas,” a name, the sixth word in the parashah and is the 41st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It constitutes Numbers 25:10–30:1 Torah Parsha Pinchas Summary Numbers 25:9 – 30:1 Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the…

Torah Parashah Balak

Torah Parsha Balak

For Shabbat of July 8th, 2017 Torah: Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 Haftarah: Michah 5:6 – 6:8 Balak (בָּלָק‎) — Hebrew for “Balak,” the name of a king of Moab, is the second word in hebrew in the parasha), and is the 40th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah readings and the seventh in the Book of Numbers. In the parasha, Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, tries to…

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Torah Parasha Korach

Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 Korach (קֹרַח‎)— Hebrew for the name “Korah,” which in turn means “baldness, ice, hail, or frost,” and has a connotation of Korah without a covering as he coveted the Priest’s position as his covering and thereby brought a curse upon himself and those he deceived into joining his rebellion.  Korach is the second…

Sh'lach

Torah Parasha Sh’lach

Sh’lah L’kha (שְׁלַח-לְךָ‎) — Hebrew for “send”, “send to you”, or “send for yourself”) is the 37th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Numbers. Its name comes from the first distinctive words in the parashah, in Numbers 13:2. The parasha tells the story…