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Foundations: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding… 355 more words


Foundations: The Weekly Torah Portion - Parashat ha-Shavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ)

Shalom everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or “Parashat ha-Shavua,” “parashah,” or “parsha,” is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week in during… 998 more words


Why Did Aaron Feel Distressed?

Today’s ‘Parashah’ (weekly Torah portion) is ‘Beha’alotecha’  {בהעלותך} (‘when you step up’). This is the third ‘Parashah’ in the Book of Numbers and can be found in Numbers 8:1–12:16. 421 more words

Biblical Hebrew

Jeremiah’s uncle’s field and the trust in the Lord

This week’s Torah portion (‘Be-Har’ {בהר}) deals primarily with the laws of land possession with emphasis on the ‘Shemita’ {שמיטה} (‘sabbatical year’) and the ‘Yovel’ {יובל}(‘Jubilee’) which takes place every fifty years! 240 more words


Parashat Emor: Celebrating Life

Teach me my God to bless, to pray
On the mystery of the withered leaf, on the splendor of ripe fruit,
On the freedom to see, to feel, to breathe, 678 more words


Who is interested in the ‘drug of life’?

In our weekly Torah portion, one can find a long list of laws and regulations regarding how a person should behave in society. In fact, some of the most basic and well-known biblical moral codes originated in our ‘parasha’ {פרשה} (weekly Torah portion). 243 more words

Biblical Hebrew

Pekudei: your own deeds will cause you to be near, and your own deeds will cause you to be far.

ELE PEKUDEI HAMISHKAN – “These are the numbers of the Mishkan”, they are the words that begin our Torah portion. We are concluding the fifth of 5 Torah portions that are focused on the construction of the Tabernacle. 886 more words