This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion

๐“๐จ๐ฅ๐๐จ๐ญ, ๐“๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐จ๐ญ, ๐“๐จ๐ฅ’๐๐จ๐ญ, ๐“๐จ๐ฅ๐๐จ๐ฌ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ฅ’๐๐จ๐ญ๐ก (ืชึผื•ึนืœึฐื“ึนืชโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “generations” or “descendants,” the second word and the first distinctive word in the parashah) is the sixth weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. The parashah tells of the conflict between Jacob and Esau, Isaac’s […]

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Nitzavim Nitzavim, Nitsavim, Nitzabim, Netzavim, Nisavim, or Nesabim (ื ึดืฆึธึผื‘ึดื™ืโ€Ž โ€” Hebrew for “ones standing,”) the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah is the 51st weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises […]

This Weekโ€™s Torah Portion

Pinchas ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Pinechas, Pinchas, Pinhas, or Pin’has (ืคึดึผื™ื ึฐื—ึธืกโ€Žโ€”Hebrew for “Phinehas,” a name, the sixth word and the first distinctive word in the parashah) is the 41st weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Numbers. It 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 […]

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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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. […]

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 […]

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๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: Tetzaveh, Tetsaveh, T’tzaveh, or T’tzavveh (ืชึฐึผืฆึทื•ึถึผื”โ€Žโ€”Hebrew for “[you] shall command,” the second word and first distinctive word in the parashah) is the 20th weekly Torah portion (ืคึธึผืจึธืฉึธืื”โ€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Exodus. The parashah reports God’s commands […]

Womenโ€™s History Month Guest Post: What Does It Mean to Be A Hebrew Women in Erverh Culture? By Seyram Adzanku

The original name of the people who are called the โ€œHebrewsโ€ in the Bible is EฦฒE. Abraham is the first person called a Hebrew (Genesis 14:13) Abraham’s 5th Great Grandfather was Ever/Eber. We know this because Genesis 10:24 tells us that Shalach bore Ever. Ever is spelled ืขื‘ืจ(EB/VR). According to the dictionary […]

After That You Shall Receive Power!

The season of Shavuot (aka Pentecost) known as Feast of Weeks commemorates two powerful moments in human history: when the Children of Israel and those who sojourned with them received the Torah and when people from various tongues and tribes received the infilling of the Ruach Haโ€™Kodesh (Holy Spirit) which […]