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 Torah portion studies that can brighten up your week.

Parsha: Bereshit (Genesis 1:1 - 6:8)

A Level and Firm Foundation B’resheet בְּרֵאשִׁית‎ (“In the Beginning”) Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 This Shabbat marks the beginning, the starting…

Parsha: Noach (Genesis 6:9 - 11:32)

The theme is what it means to be the remnant. It’s what faith looks like in real-time: a righteous man living in the midst of a godless society, having a unique relationship with the Creator

Parsha: Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

Go... Now! Lech L’cha לֶךְ-לְךָ (“Go forth!”) Genesis 12:1 - 17:27 The Torah portion this morning is entitled Lech L’cha (“Go…

Parsha: Vayera (Genesis 18:1 – 22:24)

Heaven’s Laughter Vayera פרשת וירא (“And He Appeared”) Genesis 18:1 - 22:24 This week’s parasha is entitled Vayera, meaning “and He…

Parsha: Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18)

Lives Well Lived Chayei Sarah חַיֵּי שָׂרָה (“The Life of Sarah”) Genesis 23:1 - 25:18 This week’s parasha, Genesis 23:1 to 25:18,…

Parsha: Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9)

Trust and Obey Tol'dot תּוֹלְדֹת (“Generations”) Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 The parasha for this week is entitled Tol’dot, which means “generations”…

Parsha: Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3)

Wheeling and Dealing Vayetze וַיֵּצֵא (“And he went forth”) Genesis 28:10 - 32:3 The parasha for this week is named Vayetze,…

Parsha: Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)

Unfinished Business Vayishlach וַיִּשְׁלַח (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayishlach which means…

Parsha: Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23)

What Dreams Portend Vayeshev וַיֵּשֶׁב‬ (“And he dwelt”) Genesis 37:1 - 40:23 This Shabbat’s parasha is entitled Vayeshev, meaning, ‘and he dwelt’.…

Parsha: Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17)

The Reallocation of Assets MiKetz מִקֵּץ ("at the conclusion") Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 The parasha for this week is entitled MiKetz, meaning…

Parsha: Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 – 47:27)

The Unveiling! Vayigash וַיִּגַּשׁ‬ (“And he drew near”) Genesis 44:18 – 47:27 The parasha for this week is entitled Vayigash (from the…

Parsha: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)

A Good End Vayechi וַיְחִי ("And he lived") Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 The Torah reading for this week is entitled Vayechi,…

Parsha: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 - 6:1)

Being on the Right Side of (Repeated) History Shemot שמות (“Names”) Exodus 1:1 – 6:1 Our Torah reading this Shabbat bears the…

Parsha: Va'eira (Exodus 6:2 - 9:35)

Lying Lips and a Hard Heart Va’era וָאֵרָא("And I appeared") Exodus 6:2 - 9:35 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled…

Parsha: Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16) 

A Flawless Lamb Bo בֹּא ("Go!") Exodus 10:1 - 13:16 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Bo, meaning "Go!" and takes…

Parsha: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16)

An Event to Remember Forever! Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח ("In his sending") Exodus 13:17 - 17:16 This Shabbat's parasha is Beshalach which means…

Parsha: Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

A Cosmic Encounter Yitro יִתְרוֹ (“Jethro”) Exodus 18:1 - 20:23 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Yitro – Jethro, the…

Parsha: Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 - 24:18)

Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock! Mishpatim מִּשְׁפָּטִים‬ ("Judgments") Exodus 21:1 - 24:18 The Torah reading for this Shabbat is…

Parsha: Terumah (Exodus 25:1 - 27:19)

Terumah תְּרוּמָה ("Offering") Exodus 25:1 - 27:19 These days we have quite an array of tired, overused clichés at our disposal,…

Parsha: Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10)

Tetzaveh תְּצַוֶּה‬ ("Give the command") Exodus 27:20 - 30:10 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Tetzaveh, meaning "give the…