Weekly Torah and Prophets Reading

Korach June 16 3rd of Tamuz

Korach – June 16 – 3rd of Tamuz

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Korach Numbers 16:1 – 18:32, incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness

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Emor April 28 13th of Iyyar

Emor – April 28 – 13th of Iyyar

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Emor (“Speak”) Leviticus 21:1–24:23, begins with the special laws pertaining to the kohanim (“priests”), the kohen gadol (“high priest”), and the Temple service: A kohen may not become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, save on the occasion of the death of a close relative. A kohen

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Achrei Mot Kedoshim April 21 06 Iyyar

Achrei Mot-Kedoshim – April 21 – 06 Iyyar

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Achrei Mot-Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1–20:27, following the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, God warns against unauthorized entry “into the holy.” Only one person, the kohen gadol (“high priest”), may—but once a year, on Yom Kippur—enter the innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred ketoret to God. Another feature

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Tazria Metzora April 14 29 Nisan

Tazria-Metzora – April 14 – 29 Nisan

  In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Tazria-Metzora Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33, continue the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual impurity and purity. A woman giving birth should undergo a process of purification, which includes immersing in a mikvah (a naturally gathered pool of water) and bringing offerings to the Holy Temple. All male infants

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Vayakhel Pekudei March 10 23 Adar

Vayakhel-Pekudei – March 10 – 23 Adar

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Vayakhel-Pekudei Exodus 35:1 – 40:38, Moses assembles the people of Israel and reiterates to them the commandment to observe the Shabbat. He then conveys God’s instructions regarding the making of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). The people donate the required materials in abundance, bringing gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed

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Mishpatim February 10 25 Shvat

Mishpatim – February 10 – 25 Sh’vat

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 – 24:18, Following the revelation at Sinai, God legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities

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Yitro February 3 18 Shvat

Yitro – February 3 – 18 Sh’vat

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Yitro Exodus 18:1 – 20:23, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which God performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife and two sons. Jethro advises Moses to appoint a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to assist

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