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Parashat Pinchas / פרשת פינחס

PINCHAS Torah Reading PINCHAS, Numbers 25:10-30:1 PINCHAS, PRINCE OF PEACE “Pinchas son of Elazar son of Aaron the Priest turned away My wrath from upon the Children of Israel in his zealousness. Therefore say: I hereby give him My Covenant of Peace” (Numbers 25:11-12). The opening verses of […]

Parashat Bamidbar / פרשת במדבר

Sefer Bamidbar-Lessons of Desolation א. .1 Numbers 1:1-2 ב. במדבר א׳:א׳-ב׳ .2 (א) ַוְיַדֵבּר יקוק ֶאל ֹמ ֶשׁה ְבּ ִמְדַבּר ִסיַני ְבּ ֹאֶהל מוֵֹעד ְבֶּאָחד ַל ֹחֶדשׁ ַה ֵשִּׁני ַבּ ָשָּׁנה ַה ֵשִּׁנית ְלֵצא ָתם ֵמֶאֶרץ ִמ ְצַריִם ֵלא ֹמר. (ב) ְשׂאוּ ֶאת ֹראשׁ ָכּל ֲעַדת ְבֵּני יִ […]

Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Parashat Tazria-Metzora (She Bears Seed-Infected One) TORAH READING Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33 HAFTARAH II Kings 7:3 – 7:20 In the Torah portion Tazria, God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth. God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to […]

Praying with Tears

Psalm 100 is said on weekday mornings as part of Pesukei D’Zimra, the preliminary blessings and psalms. This translation is reprinted from Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s anthology of sayings about prayer, A Call to the Infinite, It is written, “Serve God with gladness, come before Him with the song” (Psalms 100:2). No […]

Parashat Ki Tisa / פרשת כי תשא

UNIVERSAL TORAH: KI TISA By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: KI TISA Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftara: I Kings 18.1-39 (Sephardi ritual: I Kings 18.20-39). PROVIDING THE MEDICINE BEFORE THE ILLNESS The lengthy first section of our parshah of KI TISA (the entire first Aliyah in the synagogue Torah reading, […]

Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

Torah Portion: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 1st Aliyah: Exodus 27:20-28:12 (14 verses) 2nd Aliyah: Exodus 28:13-30 (18 verses) 3rd Aliyah: Exodus 28:31-43 (13 verses) 4th Aliyah: Exodus 29:1-18 (18 verses) 5th Aliyah: Exodus 29:19-37 (19 verses) 6th Aliyah: Exodus 29:38-46 (9 verses) 7th Aliyah: Exodus 30:1-10 (10 verses) Maftir: Exodus 30:8-10 (3 verses) Special Maftir Shabbat Zachor: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 (3 verses) Reading from the Nevi’im (Prophets): Ezekiel 43:10 – 43:27 […]

Parashat Yitro / פרשת יתרו

YISRO Torah Reading: YISRO Exodus 18:1-20:23 WE ARE ALL CONVERTS It is fitting that the parashah which tells of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai is named after Yisro (Jethro), Moses’ father-in-law — a convert. Indeed, all those who witnessed the Giving of the Torah were […]