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Beha’alotcha ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Beha’alotcha (ื‘ึฐึผื”ึทืขึฒืœึนืชึฐืšึธโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “when you step up,” the 11th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 36th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Numbers. The parashah tells of […]

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Nasso ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Nasso Take up โ€” ื ืฉื or Naso (ื ึธืฉึนื‚ืโ€Ž โ€” 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 (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Pekundei ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Pekudei, Pekude, Pekudey, P’kude, or P’qude (ืคึฐืงื•ึผื“ึตื™โ€Žโ€”Hebrew for “amounts of,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 23rd weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the 11th and last in the Book of Exodus. […]