The Weekly Parashah

dreamstime s 3847090 300Cycles.  Repetitions. Birth.  Death.  Rebirth.

Scripture gives us many examples of cyclical patterns: days, months, years, the moedim, the daily prayers, and even life itself.

In that spirit, Ezra and the men of the Great Assembly established a periodic schedule of readings of the Torah along with corresponding readings from the Neviim and Ketuvim. In this cycle, the Torah is sectioned into weekly readings each called a parashah. This provides a yearly cycle through which we can read, study, and learn about the entire Torah.

Some take this cycle and apply it to a three-year period which allows for a more in-depth study of each portion.  The articles below provide information about each parashah as well as Messianic insights and other observations within each portion.

 

בּראשׁית -"In the Beginning"

Weekly parashah #1: Bereshit

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Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

נח -"Noah"

Weekly parashah #2: Noach

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Genesis 6:9

These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.

לך לך -"Go Out"

Weekly parashah #3: Lech Lecha

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Genesis 12:1

Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;

וירא - "And (He) Appeared"

Weekly parashah #4: Vayera

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Genesis 18:1

Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

חיי שׂרה - "Sarah Lived"

Weekly parashah #5: Chayei Sarah

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Genesis 23:1

Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

תולדת - "Generations"

Weekly parashah #6: Toldot

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Genesis 25:19

Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;

וישׁלח - "And He Sent"

Weekly parashah #8: Vayishlach

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Genesis 32:3

Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

וישׁב - "And He Lived"

Weekly parashah #9: Vayeshev

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Genesis 37:1

Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.

מקץ - "At the End"

Weekly parashah #10: Miketz

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Genesis 41:1

Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

ויגשׁ - "And (He) Came Near"

Weekly parashah #11: Vayigash

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Genesis 44:18

Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

ויחי - "And (He) Lived"

Weekly parashah #12: Vayechi

  • Torah: Bereishit (Genesis) 47:28-50:26
  • Haftarah: 1 Melakhim (1 Kings) 2:1-2:12
  • Greek Scriptures: Matityahu (Matthew) 26 - 28
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Genesis 47:28

Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.

שׁמוֹת - "Names"

Weekly parashah #13: Shemot

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 1:1-6:1
  • Haftarah:
    • Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 (A)
    • Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3 (S)
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 1-2
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Exodus 1:1

Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one with his household.

וארא - "And I Appeared"

Weekly parashah #14: Va'eira

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35
  • Haftarah: Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 3
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Exodus 6:2-3

G-d spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as G-d Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.

בֹּא - "Go"

Weekly parashah #15: Bo

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-46:28
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 4-5
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Exodus 10:1

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them,

בּשׁלח - "Sent Out"

Weekly parashah #16: B'shalach

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16
  • Haftarah:
    • Shoftim (Judges) 4:4-5:31(Ashkenaz)
    • Shoftim (Judges) 5:1-5:31(Sefard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 6
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Exodus 13:17

Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, G-d did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for G-d said, "The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt."

יתרוֹ - "Jethro"

Weekly parashah #17: Yitro

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:26
  • Haftarah:
    • Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-7:6,9:6-7 (A)
    • Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 6:1-6:13 (S)
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 7-8
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Exodus 18:1

Now Jethro the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that G-d had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

משׁפּטים - "Judgments"

Weekly parashah #18: Mishpatim

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-34:22, 33:25-26
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 9
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Exodus 21:1

"Now these are the ordinances which you are to set before them:.

תרוּמה - "Contribution"

Weekly parashah #19: Terumah

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19
  • Haftarah: Malakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5:12-6:13
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 10-11
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Exodus 25:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

תצוה - "You Shall Command"

Weekly parashah #20: Tetzaveh

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10
  • Haftarah: Yechezk'el (Ezekiel) 43:10-43:27
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 12
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Exodus 27:20

You shall charge the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.

כּי תשׂא - "When You Take"

Weekly parashah #21: Ki Tisa

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35
  • Haftarah: (1 Kings) 18:1-39 (Ashkenaz)
    (1 Kings) 18:20-39 (Sephard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 13-14
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Exodus 30:11-12

The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, "When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague among them when you number them.

ןיקהל - "And (He) Assembled"

Weekly parashah #22: Vayak'hel

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20
  • Haftarah:
    • (1 Kings) 7:40-50 (Ashkenaz)
    • (1 Kings) 7:13-26 (Sephard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 1-3

(In regular years read with next parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

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Exodus 35:1

Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and said to them, "These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do:

פקוּדי- "Number"

Weekly parashah #23: Pekudei

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38
  • Haftarah:
    • M'lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:51-8:21 (A)
    • M'lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40-7:50 (S)
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 16

(In regular years read with previous parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

THE GLORY DESCENDS UPON THE TABERNACLE- ©2005 Ted Larson

 

Exodus 38:21

This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

ויקרא- "And (He) Called"

Weekly parashah #24: Vayikra

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1-5:26
  • Haftarah: Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 1-3
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Leviticus 1:1

Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying,

צו- "Command"

Weekly parashah #25: Tzav

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:8-8:36
  • Haftarah: Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3 &
    Yirmiyahu
    (Jeremiah) 9:23-24
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 4-6
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Leviticus 6:8

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Command Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the law for the burnt offering: the burnt offering itself shall remain on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire on the altar is to be kept burning on it.

שׁמיני- "Eighth"

Weekly parashah #26: Shemini

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47
  • Haftarah:
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-7:17 (A)
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 (Sefard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 7-9
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Leviticus 9:1

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

תזךיע- "Conceived"

Weekly parashah #27: Tazria

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:59
  • Haftarah: M'lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 4:42-5:19
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 10-11

(In regular years read with next parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

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Leviticus 12:1

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: 'When a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.

מצרע- "Leper"

Weekly parashah #28: Metzora

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33
  • Haftarah: M'lakhim Bet (2 Kings) 7:3-20
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 12-13

(In regular years read with previous parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

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Leviticus 14:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest,

אחרי מוֹת- "After the Death"

Weekly parashah #29: Acharei Mot

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30
  • Haftarah: Ezekiel (Yechezk'el) 22:1-19
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 14-15
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Leviticus 16:1

Now the LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they had approached the presence of the LORD and died.

קדשׁים - "Holy Ones"

Weekly parashah #30: Kedoshim

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27
  • Haftarah:
    • Amos 9:7-15 (Ashkenaz)
    • Ezekiel (Yechezk'el) 20:2-20 (Sefard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 16-17
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Leviticus 19:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your G-d am holy.

אמר - "Speak"

Weekly parashah #31: Emor

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23
  • Haftarah: Ezekiel (Yechezk'el) 44:15-31
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 18-20
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Leviticus 21:1-2

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,

בּהר - "At Mount"

Weekly parashah #32: B'har

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1-26:2
  • Haftarah: Jeremiah (Yirme'yahu) 32:6-27
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 21-22

(In regular years read with next parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

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Leviticus 25:1

The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying,

בּחקתי - "In My Statutes"

Weekly parashah #33: B'chukotai

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 26:3-27:34
  • Haftarah: Yirme'yahu (Jeremiah) 16:19-17:14
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 23-24

(In regular years read with previous parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

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Leviticus 26:3

'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out...

בּמדבּר - "In The Wilderness"

Weekly parashah #34: B'midbar

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 1:1-4:20
  • Haftarah: Hosea (Hoshea) 2:1-22
  • Greek Scriptures: John 1-2
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Numbers 1:1

Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

נשׂא - "Take (a Census)"

Weekly parashah #35: Naso

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89
  • Haftarah: Shof'tim (Judges) 13:2-25
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 3-4
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Numbers 4:21-22

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' households, by their families;

בּהעלתך - "When You Mount"

Weekly parashah #36: Beha'alotkha

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:15
  • Haftarah: Z'kharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 5-6
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Numbers 8:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'"

שׁלח - "Send Out"

Weekly parashah #37: Sh'lach

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 13:1-15:41
  • Haftarah: Y'hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 7-8
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Numbers 13:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying, "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers' tribes, every one a leader among them."

קרח - "Korah"

Weekly parashah #38: Korach

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 16:1-18:32
  • Haftarah: Sh'mu'el Alef (1 Samuel) 11:14-12:22
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 9-10
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Numbers 16:1

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,

חקת - "Statute"

Weekly parashah #39: Chukat

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 19:1-22:1
  • Haftarah: Shof'tim (Judges) 11:1-33
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 11-12

(In regular years read with next parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

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Numbers 19:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.

בּלק - "Balak"

Weekly parashah #41: Balak

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9
  • Haftarah: Mikhah (Micah) 5:6-6:8
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 13-14

(In regular years read with previous parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

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Numbers 22:2

Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

פּינחס - "Phineas"

Weekly parashah #41: Pinchas

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 25:10-29:40
  • Haftarah: M'lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 18:46-19:41
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 15-17
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Numbers 25:10-11

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.

מטות - "Tribes"

Weekly parashah #42: Mattot

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 30:1-32:42
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 18-19

(In regular years read with next parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

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Numbers 30:1

Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the word which the LORD has commanded.

מסעי - "Journeys"

Weekly parashah #43: Masa'ei

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 33:1-36:13
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 2:4-28,3:4
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 20-21

(In regular years read with previous parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

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Numbers 33:1

These are the journeys of the sons of Israel, by which they came out from the land of Egypt by their armies, under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.

דברים - "Words"

Weekly parashah #44: Devarim

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Deuteronomy 1:1

These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab.

עקב - "Because"

Weekly parashah #46: Ekev

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Deuteronomy 7:12

"Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your G-d will keep with you His covenant and His lovingkindness which He swore to your forefathers.

שׁפטים - "Judges"

Weekly parashah #48: Shoftim

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Deuteronomy 16:18

"You shall appoint for yourself judges, and officers in all your towns which the LORD your G-d is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

כּי תצא - "When You Go Out"

Weekly parashah #49: Ki Tetze

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Deuteronomy 21:10

"When you go out, to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your G-d delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive,

כּי תבוא - "When You Enter"

Weekly parashah #50: Ki Tavo

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Deuteronomy 26:1

"Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the LORD your G-d gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it and live in it,

נצבים - "You Stand"

Weekly parashah #51: Nitzavim

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Deuteronomy 29:10

"You stand today, all of you, before the LORD your G-d: your chiefs, your tribes, your elders and your officers, even all the men of Israel,

וילך - "And (He) Went"

Weekly parashah #52: Vayelech

(In regular years read with previous parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

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Deuteronomy 31:1

So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.

האזינו - "Give Ear"

Weekly parashah #53: Ha'azinu

 DISTANT STORM

 

Deuteronomy 32:1

Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

וזאת הברכה - "And This Is the Blessing"

Weekly parashah #54: Vezot Ha'Brachah

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Deuteronomy 33:1

Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of G-d blessed the sons of Israel before his death.

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