Parsha (Weekly Torah Portion)

Check out this fun and quick summary of each week’s parsha. You don’t have to be Jewish to keep your eyes open for a series of these videos and Torah portion studies that can brighten up your week.
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Weekly Parsha Videos and Studies

Parsha Video & Study
Meaning of Parsha Name
Torah Portion (Passages)

Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement
Leviticus 16:1 – 34, 
Numbers  29:7 – 11

*Ha’azinu
Give ear
Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52

Sukkot
Feast of Tabernacles
Exodus 33:12 – 34:26
Numbers 29:17 – 25

Bereishit
In the beginning
Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

Noach
Noah (rest) 
Genesis 6:9 – 11:32

*Lech Lechah
Go forth, yourself! 
Genesis 12:1 – 17:27

*Va’yeirah
And He appeared 
Genesis 18:1 – 22:24

Chayei Sarah
Life of Sarah 
Genesis 23:1 – 25:18

*Toldot
Generations
Genesis 25:19 – 28:9

*Va’yeitzi
And he went out
Genesis 28:10 – 32:3

*Va’yishlach
And he sent
Genesis 32:4 – 36:43

*Va’yeishev
And he settled
Genesis 37:1 – 40:23

*Miketz
At the end of
Genesis 41:1 – 44:17

*Va’yigash
And he drew near
Genesis 44:18 – 47:27

Va’yechi
And he lived

Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

*Shemot
Names
Exodus 1:1 – 6:1

*Va’eirah
And I appeared
Exodus 6:2 – 9:35

Bo
Enter!
Exodus 10:1 – 13:16

Beshalach
When he let go
Exodus 13:17 – 17:16

Yitro
Jethro (abundance)
Exodus 18:1 – 20:23

Mishpatim
Judgements
Exodus 21:1 – 24:18

Terumah
Offering
Exodus 25:1 – 27:19

Tetzaveh
You shall command
Exodus 27:20 – 30:10

Ki Tissa
When you elevate
Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

Vayakhel
And he assembled
Exodus 35:1 – 38:20
Exodus 38:21 – 40:38

Pekudei
Accountings of
Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26

Vayikra
And He called
Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36

Purim
Purim
Exodus 17:8-16

Shushan Purim
Shushan Purim
Exodus 17:8-16

*Tzav
Command!
 

*Shemini
Eighth
Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47

Tazria
She bears seed
Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59

Metzora
Infected one
Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33

Ta’anit
 
Exodus 32:11-14;
Exodus 34:1-10

Pesach, day 1

Passover
Exodus  12:21 – 51
Numbers 28:16 – 25

Pesach, day 2

Passover
Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17
Numbers 28:19 – 25

Achrei Mot
After the death
Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

Kedoshim
Holy ones
Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

Emore
Say!
Leviticus 21:1–24:23

Behar
On the Mount
Leviticus 25:1 -26:2

Bechukotai
In My statutes
Leviticus 26:3–27:34

Bamidbar
In the wilderness
Numbers 1:1 – 4:20

Shavuot I
 
Exodus 19:1–20:23;
Numbers 28:26-31

Shavuot II
 
Deuteronomy 15:19–16:17;
Numbers 28:26-31

Nasso
Elevate!
Numbers 4:21 – 7:89

Beha’alotecha
In your making go up
Numbers 8:1 – 12:16

Shelach Lecha
Send for yourself
Numbers 13:1 – 15:41

Korach
Korah (bald)
Numbers 16:1 – 18:32

Chukat
Ordinance of
Numbers 19:1 – 22:1

Balak
Balak (destroyer)
Numbers 22:2 – 25:9

Tzom Tammuz
 
Exodus 32:11-14;
Exodus 34:1-10

Pinchas
Phinehas (dark-skinned)
Numbers 25:10 – 30:1

Mattot-Masei
Tribes
Journeys of
Numbers 30:2 – 32:42
Numbers 33:1 – 36:13

*Devarim
Words
Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22

Tish’a B’Av
 
Deuteronomy 4:25-40

Va’etchanan
And I besought
Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

*Eikev
Because
Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Other
Re’eh
Behold
Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17

Other
*Shoftim
Judges
Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9

Other
Kee Taysay
When you go out
Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19

Other
Kee Tavo
When you come in
Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8

Other
Nitavim-Vayyelech
Are standing
Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20

Parsha Emore (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)
May 1, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

  The God Who Pays Attention to Details (“Say it!”) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Emor, which means “Say it!” and covers Leviticus chapters 21 through 24. These chapters reveal to us a God who is holy, who pays attention to details, and demands the same of those who […]

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Parsha Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–18:30)
April 16, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

  No Blood = No Atonement Acharei Mot (“After the death”) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Rabbi Glenn Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “after the death” and spans Leviticus 16-18. The subject matter of chapter 16 is Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, the most solemn and significant day of the year in […]

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Parsha Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)
April 10, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Leprous Ones Tazria-Metzora  (“She gives birth” and “Concerning lepers”) Leviticus 12:1-15:33 Our parashot for this Shabbat (there are two) are entitled Tazria, meaning “(when) she gives birth” and Metzora, meaning “concerning lepers”. These readings cover Leviticus chapters twelve through fifteen. The common theme running through these chapters is cleanness and uncleanness and maintaining a divide […]

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Vayikra “and He called” Leviticus 1:1–5:26
March 13, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Prototypes All Vayyikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26     The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayyikra, and it begins this, the third book of the Torah, which goes by the same name: Sefer Vayyikra, or in English, the book of Leviticus. Vayyikra is translated “And He called out”. The reading takes us from Leviticus chapters one through […]

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Parsha – Vayakhel and Pekudei Exodus 35:1-40:38
March 4, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

    The God of Second Chances Vayakhel and Pekudei – Exodus 35:1-40:38 Rabbi Glenn The parashot (there are two) for this Shabbat are entitled Vayakhel, meaning And He Assembled and Pekudei, meaning the Amount or Number, and they take us through the end of the book of Exodus. We again encounter Bezalel and Oholiab […]

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Parsha – Ki Tissa Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
February 25, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Doing Things God’s Way Ki Tissa (“When You Take up/Carry Out”) Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Ki Tissa, meaning “When you take up” (or carry out, in this case, a census), and covers Exodus chapters 30-34. Chapter 30 is largely taken up with the consecration of Aaron […]

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Parsha – Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20–30:10
February 20, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Tetzaveh (give the command) Exodus 27:20-30:10 Rabbi Glenn   Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Tetzaveh, meaning “give the command” and covers Exodus 27:20 through 30:10. This passage gives us the details of the bronze altar and its tools, the golden altar of incense and the garments and accessories for Aaron and his sons, […]

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Parsha-Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19)
February 11, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Rabbi Glenn These days we have quite an array of tired, overused clichés at our disposal, such as “At the end of the day…” “When the rubber meets the road…” and so on… In fact, I recently happened upon a useful resource: The Dimwit’s Dictionary: 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases, and […]

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Parsha – Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 – 24:18
February 4, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock! Mishpatim Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 Rabbi Glenn The Torah reading for this Shabbat is called Mishpatim, meaning ‘judgments’ and spans Exodus 21 through 24. This section of the Torah contains extensive case law; fines and/or punishments for a broad spectrum of offenses having to do with personal […]

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Yitro (“Jethro”) Exodus 18:1-20:23
January 28, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

A Cosmic Encounter Yitro (“Jethro”) Exodus 18:1-20:23 Rabbi Glenn   The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Yitro – Jethro, the name of Moses’ father-in-law, and covers Exodus chapters 18-20. This Torah portion includes the awesome and history-changing encounter between God and Israel at Sinai, and the giving of Aseret HaD’varim – The Ten Commandments. […]

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Parsha: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)
January 21, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Torah Portion Study: An Event to Remember Forever! Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) By Rabbi Glenn This Shabbat’s parasha is Beshalach which means “in his sending“, referring to Pharaoh finally letting the Jewish people go (after ten terrible plagues), and it takes us through Exodus chapter 17. When God led us out of Egypt, He didn’t take […]

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Parsha – Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) 
January 14, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Torah Portion Study:A Flawless Lamb Parasha Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)        By Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus chapters 10 through most of 13. Despite God’s repeated warnings to Pharaoh, all of which went unheeded, and despite dire plagues poured out on Egypt, Pharaoh repeatedly hardened […]

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