Parashat Vayakhel / פרשת ויקהל

Parshas Vayakhel Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st & 2nd Aliyot: The Parsha begins with the Mitzvah of Shabbos and the penalty for her…

Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

“The fourth row of stones [in the breastplate] was chrysolite, onyx, and jasper.” (28:20) QUESTION: The Jerusalem Talmud (Pei’ah 1:1) says we can learn a lesson i n kibud av — honoring one’s father — from a non-Jew by the name of Dama ben Netina. Once, the yashpeih (jasper) stone of the breastplate got lost,…

Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

UNIVERSAL TORAH: TETZAVEH By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: TETZAVEH Exodus 27:20-30:10 Haftara: Ezekiel 43:10-27. LIFE IN THE HOUSE In last week’s parshah of TERUMAH, the Torah taught us the form and shape of the House of G-d with all its vessels. In this week’s parshah of TETZAVEH, we receive instructions about the daily activities…

Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה

Torah Portion Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading: Parshas TerumahNote: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st Aliya: A list of raw materials necessary for building…

Parashat Mishpatim / פרשת משפטים

Parshas Mishpatim Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. The following Aliya summary will list the numerous laws detailed in Parshas Mishpatim. A total of 53 Mitzvot…

Parashat Yitro / פרשת יתרו

Parshas Yisro Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st Aliya: Yisro brings Moshe’s wife and two sons to join him in the desert. In 18:10,…

Parashat Beshalach / פרשת בשלח

Torah Portion Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading: Parshas BeshalachNote: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st Aliya: The Bnai Yisroel (Children of Israel – Jews)…

Parashat Vaera / פרשת וארא

  Parashat Va’era פרשת וארא “And I appeared” “And God spoke to Moses…” (Exodus 6:2) Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2-9:35
 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29-21 B’rit Chadash/New Covenant: Romans 9:14-33 Shabbat |9 January 2016  |  28 Tevet 5776 THE PHARAOH WITHIN US “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he stumbles, let not your heart exult. Lest…

PARASHAS SHEMOS

THE KEY IS SHABBOS Adam was created for the highest mission, to “fill the earth and conquer it and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and every living being swarming on the earth” (Gen. 1:28). But Adam fell from his mission, and instead of “tending and guarding” the…

PARSHAT VAYESHEV

SECTION IX. VAYESHEV.   And Jakob dwelt in peace in the land of the sojourning of his fathers, in the land of Kenaan. These are the generations of Jakob. Joseph was a son of seventeen years. He had come forth from the school, and was a youth brought up with the sons of Bilhah and…

Parashat Noach / פרשת נח

ELEH TOLEDOTH NOACH 9 These are the memorials of Noach. Noach was a man righteous and perfect in his generation; in the fear of the Lord walked Noach. 10 And Noach begat three sons, Shem, Cham, and Yapeth. 11 And the earth was corrupted before the Lord, and the earth was filled with violences.(37) 12…