This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion

Behar ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Behar, BeHar, Be-har, or B’har (ื‘ึฐึผื”ึทืจโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “on the mount,” the fifth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 32nd weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annualcycle of Torah reading and the ninth in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Emor

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Emor (ืืžื•ืจ): The thirty-first reading from the Torah is called Emor (ืืžื•ืจ), a title that comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Yah said to Moses, ‘Speak (emor) to the priests, the sons of Aaron …’” (Leviticus 21:1). Emor begins with special laws of […]

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Kedoshim #ThisWeeksTorahPortion ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Kedoshim, K’doshim, or Qedoshim (ืงึฐื“ึนืฉึดืื™ืโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “holy ones,” the 14th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 30th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Leviticus. It constitutes […]

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Acharei Mot ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Acharei Mot After the death โ€” ืึทื—ึฒืจึตื™ ืžื•ึน is the 29th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the sixth weekly portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the Book of Leviticus, containing Leviticus 16:1โ€“18:30. It is named after the fifth and sixth Hebrew […]

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Shemini Shel Pesach ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Shemini Shel Pesach Eighth Day of Passover โ€” ืคึถึผืกึทื— ื—ืณ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž: Deuteronomy 14:22โ€“16:17 ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: In between instructions for giving tithes and the three major pilgrimage feast Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot is the Sabbatical Year which I find amazing. The Sabbatical year happened in Israel every […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion Shemini

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Shemini, Sh’mini, or Shmini (ืฉึฐึผืืžึดื™ื ึดื™โ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “eighth,” the third word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 26th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Leviticus. Parashah Shemini tells of the […]

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#ThisWeeksTorahPortion ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Tzav Command โ€” ืฆื• Tzav, Tsav, Zav, Sav, or แนขaw (ืฆึทื•โ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “command,” the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 25th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Vayikra

๐ŸŒฌ #ThisWeeksTorahPortion ๐Ÿ“œ ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Vayikraโ€œAnd he called โ€” ื•ึทื™ึดึผืงึฐืจึธื The title “Leviticus” is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) version of the Torah. The book of Leviticus is predominantly concerned with Levitical rituals. An older Hebrew name for the book was “The Laws of the Priesthood,” but in Judaism […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Vayakhel

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: VAYAK’HEL Vayakhel, Wayyaqhel, VaYakhel, Va-Yakhel, Vayak’heil, or Vayaqhel (ื•ึทื™ึทึผืงึฐื”ึตืœโ€Ž โ€“ Hebrew for “and he assembled,” the first word in the parashah) is the 22nd weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion: Ki Tisa

๐ŸŒฌ #ThisWeeksTorahPortion ๐Ÿ“œ ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Ki Tisa, Ki Tissa, Ki Thissa, or Ki Sisa (ื›ึดึผื™ ืชึดืฉึธึผื‚ืโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “when you take,” the sixth and seventh words, and first distinctive words in the parashah) is the 21st weekly Torah portion (parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the […]