Parashat Ki Tavo / פרשת כי־תבוא

Next read in the Diaspora on 05 September 2015. Parashat Ki Tavo is the 50th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8TJ6bubL70?feature=player_embedded Torah Reading: KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8.Haftara: Isaiah 60:1-22. Our parshah, KI TAVO, puts the seal on Moses’ detailed exposition of the commandments in the Mishneh Torah (=Deuteronomy) — the “Second” or repeated Torah — and recounts the Covenant … Continue reading Parashat Ki Tavo / פרשת כי־תבוא

Torah Reading: DEVARIM

Torah Reading: DEVARIM, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22Isaiah 1:1-27.THE BOTTOM LINEAs always, we commence the reading of the book of DEVARIM (Deuteronomy), the last of the Five Books of Moses, on the Shabbos preceding the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th Av) commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple. Tisha Be’Av is a call to Teshuvah (repentance), setting us on course for the season of Teshuvah during the months … Continue reading Torah Reading: DEVARIM

Parshas Shlach

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: Moshe sends the Spies on their mission.  2nd Aliya: The Spies return carrying the massive fruits of the land. They deliver their negative report and the nation … Continue reading Parshas Shlach

Parashat Sh’lach / פרשת שלח־לך

UNIVERSAL TORAH: SHELACH LECHA By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: SHELACH LECHA, Numbers 13:1-15:41Haftara: Joshua 2:1-24 With the arrival of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, we are now standing on the threshold of TEKUFAT TAMMUZ, “the season of the month of Tammuz”, the hottest time of the year. For long hours every day, Eretz Yisrael is bathed in dazzlingly bright … Continue reading Parashat Sh’lach / פרשת שלח־לך

Parashat Beha’alotcha / פרשת בהעלתך

Next read in the Diaspora on 06 June 2015. Parashat Beha’alotcha is the 36th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.Torah Portion: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16After the dedication of the Sanctuary — the portable Temple and repository of the Torah — the Children of Israel were almost ready to start the journey to the Land of Israel. The purpose was to … Continue reading Parashat Beha’alotcha / פרשת בהעלתך

Parshas Emor

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: Specific restrictions for Kohanim and the Kohain Gadol pertaining to marriages, sexuality, and mourning. 2nd Aliya: Laws pertaining to physical blemishes of the Kohanim and who can … Continue reading Parshas Emor