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Devarim Devarim (Words) — דברים Hebrew for “things” or “words,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 44th weekly Torah portion (‫פָּרָשָׁה‬‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the first in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22. The parashah […]

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Mattot-Massei Tribes-Journeys — מטות-מסעי Mattot-Massei Tribes-Journeys — מטות-מסעי Masei, Mas’ei, or Masse (מַסְעֵי‎ — Hebrew for “journeys,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 43rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annualcycle of Torah reading and the 10th and last in the Book […]

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Pinchas 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Pinechas, Pinchas, Pinhas, or Pin’has (פִּינְחָס‎—Hebrew for “Phinehas,” a name, the sixth word and the first distinctive word in the parashah) is the 41st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Numbers. It tells of […]

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Balak 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: This portion is from the section Balak (בָּלָק‎ — Hebrew for “Balak,” a name, the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 40th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of […]

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Nasso 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Nasso Take up — נשא or Naso (נָשֹׂא‎ — Hebrew for “take a census” or “lift up,” the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 35th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second […]

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Bamidbar 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Bamidbar In the wilderness — במדבר is the fifth overall and first distinctive word in the parashah), is the 34th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the first in the Book of Numbers. The parashah tells of the census and […]

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Behar 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Behar, BeHar, Be-har, or B’har (בְּהַר‎ — Hebrew for “on the mount,” the fifth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 32nd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annualcycle of Torah reading and the ninth in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Emor

𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Emor (אמור): The thirty-first reading from the Torah is called Emor (אמור), 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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Kedoshim, K’doshim, or Qedoshim (קְדֹשִׁים‎ — Hebrew for “holy ones,” the 14th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 30th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Leviticus. It constitutes […]

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Acharei Mot 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Acharei Mot After the death — אַחֲרֵי מוֹ is the 29th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the sixth weekly portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the Book of Leviticus, containing Leviticus 16:1–18:30. It is named after the fifth and sixth Hebrew […]