This Week’s Torah Portion

𝐓𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐨𝐭, 𝐓𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐭, 𝐓𝐨𝐥’𝐝𝐨𝐭, 𝐓𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐨𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐥’𝐝𝐨𝐭𝐡 (תּוֹלְדֹת‎ — Hebrew for “generations” or “descendants,” the second word and the first distinctive word in the parashah) is the sixth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. The parashah tells of the conflict between Jacob and Esau, Isaac’s […]

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𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐢 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐭 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟗, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐢 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 (Sarah’s life —Chaye Sarah, Hayye Sarah, or Hayyei Sara, חַיֵּי שָׂרָה‎ — Hebrew for “life of Sarah,” the first words in the parashah) is the fifth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of […]

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Noach 🌬 #ThisWeeksTorahPortion 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Noach — נֹחַ, Noiach, Nauach, Nauah, or Noah (נֹחַ‎, Hebrew for the name “Noah”, the third word, and first distinctive word, of the parashah) is the second weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It constitutes Genesis 6:9–11:32. The parashah […]

This Week’s Torah Portion

𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭 #𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭, Bereishit, Bereshis, Bereishis, B’reshith, Beresh’t, Beresheet, or Bereishees (בְּרֵאשִׁית‎ — Hebrew for “in a beginning”, the first word in the parashah) is the first weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. GENESIS 1:1-6:8 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: A reflection on this l week’s Torah Portion […]

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𝐒𝐮𝐤𝐤𝐨𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐌𝐨𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬 𝟑𝟑:𝟏𝟐–𝟑𝟒:𝟐𝟔 Sukkot Shabbat Chol HaMoed (Hebrew: חול המועד), a Hebrew phrase meaning “mundane of the festival”, refers to the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot. As the name implies, these days mix features of “chol” (mundane) and “moed” (festival). On Sukkot, Chol HaMoed consists of […]

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Haazinu Ha’azinu Haazinu, or Ha’Azinu (הַאֲזִינוּ‎ — Hebrew for “listen” when directed to more than one person, the first word in the parashah) is the 53rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 32:1–52. […]

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Nitzavim Nitzavim, Nitsavim, Nitzabim, Netzavim, Nisavim, or Nesabim (נִצָּבִים‎ — Hebrew for “ones standing,”) the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah is the 51st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises […]

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KiTavo 🌬 #ThisWeeksTorahPortion Ki Tavo, Ki Thavo, Ki Tabo, Ki Thabo, or Ki Savo (Hebrew: כִּי-תָבוֹא‎) meaning When you come in or When you enter. This is second and third words, and the first distinctive words, in the parashah) is the 50th weekly Torah portion (Hebrew: פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the […]

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𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Ki Tetze 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Ki Tetze When you go forth (כִּי־תֵצֵא‎ — Hebrew for “when you go,” the first words in the parashah) is the 49th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the sixth in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises […]

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Vaetchanan #ThisWeeksTorahPortion 📜 Va’etchanan(I pleaded — ואתחנן Hebrew for “and I pleaded,”) the first word in the parashah) is the 45th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11. The parashah tells how Moses […]