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Beha’alotcha 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Beha’alotcha (Χ‘Φ°ΦΌΧ”Φ·Χ’Φ²ΧœΦΉΧͺΦ°ΧšΦΈβ€Ž β€” Hebrew for “when you step up,” the 11th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 36th weekly Torah portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Nasso Take up β€” נשא or Naso (Χ ΦΈΧ©ΦΉΧ‚Χβ€Ž β€” 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 (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€Ž, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second […]

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Bamidbar 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Bamidbar In the wilderness β€” Χ‘ΧžΧ“Χ‘Χ¨ is the fifth overall and first distinctive word in the parashah), is the 34th weekly Torah portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€Ž, 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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Behar, BeHar, Be-har, or B’har (Χ‘Φ°ΦΌΧ”Φ·Χ¨β€Ž β€” Hebrew for “on the mount,” the fifth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 32nd weekly Torah portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€Ž, parashah) in the annualcycle of Torah reading and the ninth in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Emor

𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Emor (ΧΧžΧ•Χ¨): The thirty-first reading from the Torah is called Emor (ΧΧžΧ•Χ¨), 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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Kedoshim, K’doshim, or Qedoshim (Χ§Φ°Χ“ΦΉΧ©Φ΄ΧΧ™Χβ€Ž β€” Hebrew for “holy ones,” the 14th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 30th weekly Torah portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Acharei Mot After the death β€” אַחֲר֡י ΧžΧ•ΦΉ is the 29th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the sixth weekly portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€Ž, parashah) in the Book of Leviticus, containing Leviticus 16:1–18:30. It is named after the fifth and sixth Hebrew […]

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Shemini Shel Pesach 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Shemini Shel Pesach Eighth Day of Passover β€” Χ€ΦΆΦΌΧ‘Φ·Χ— Χ—Χ³ 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞: Deuteronomy 14:22–16:17 π‘πžπŸπ₯𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧: 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 Week’s Torah Portion: Vayikra

🌬 #ThisWeeksTorahPortion πŸ“œ 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Vayikraβ€œAnd he called β€” וַיִּקְרָא 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 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐒𝐭π₯𝐞: Pekudei, Pekude, Pekudey, P’kude, or P’qude (Χ€Φ°Χ§Χ•ΦΌΧ“Φ΅Χ™β€Žβ€”Hebrew for “amounts of,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 23rd weekly Torah portion (Χ€ΦΈΦΌΧ¨ΦΈΧ©ΦΈΧΧ”β€Ž, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the 11th and last in the Book of Exodus. […]