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.

This Week’s Torah Portion

Torah Portion for
Sep 22, 2018

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Weekly Parsha Videos and Studies

Genesis

  1. Bereshit
    In the beginning
    Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
  2. Noach
    Noah (rest)
    Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
  3. Lech Lecha
    Go forth, yourself!
    Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
  4. Vayera
    And He appeared
    Genesis 18:1 – 22:24
  5. Chayei Sarah
    Life of Sarah
    Genesis 23:1 – 25:18
  6. Toldot
    Generations
    Genesis 25:19 – 28:9
  7. Vayeitzei
    And he went out
    Genesis 28:10 – 32:3
  8. Vayishlach
    And he sent
    Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
  9. Vayeishev
    And he settled
    Genesis 37:1 – 40:23
  10. Mikeitz
    At the end of
    Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
  11. Vayigash
    And he drew near
    Genesis 44:18 – 47:27
  12. Vayechi
    And he lived
    Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

Exodus

  1. Shemot
    Names
    Exodus 1:1 – 6:1
  2. Va’eira
    And I appeared
    Exodus 6:2 – 9:35
  3. Bo
    Enter!
    Exodus 10:1 – 13:16
  4. Beshalach
    When he let go
    Exodus 13:17 – 17:16
  5. Yitro
    Jethro (abundance)
    Exodus 18:1 – 20:23
  6. Mishpatim
    Judgments
    Exodus 21:1 – 24:18
  7. Terumah
    Offering
    Exodus 25:1 – 27:19
  8. Tetzaveh
    You shall command
    Exodus 27:20 – 30:10
  9. Ki Tissa
    When you elevate
    Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
  10. Vayakhel-Pekudei
    And he assembled – Accountings of
    Exodus 35:1 – 38:20
    Exodus 38:21 – 40:38

Leviticus

  1. Vayikra
    And He called
    Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26
  2. Tzav
    Command!
    Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36
  3. Shemini
    Eighth
    Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47
  4. Tazria-Metzora 
    She bears seed – Infected one
    Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59
    Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33
  5. Achrei Mot
    After the death
    Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30
  6. Kedoshim
    Holy ones
    Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27
  7. Emor
    Say!
    Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23
  8. Behar
    On the Mount
    Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2
  9. Bechukotai
    In My statutes
    Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34

Numbers

  1. Bamidbar
    In the wilderness
    Numbers 1:1 – 4:20
  2. Naso
    Elevate!
    Numbers 4:21 – 7:89
  3. Beha’alotecha
    In your making go up
    Numbers 8:1 – 12:16
  4. Shelach Lecha
    Send for yourself
    Numbers 13:1 – 15:41
  5. Korach
    Bald
    Numbers 16:1 – 18:32
  6. Chukat
    Ordinance of
    Numbers 19:1 – 22:1
  7. Balak
    Balak (destroyer)
    Numbers 22:2 – 25:9
  8. Pinchas
    Phinehas (dark-skinned)
    Numbers 25:10 – 30:1
  9. Matot-Masei
    Tribes – Journeys of
    Numbers 30:2 – 32:42
    Numbers 33:1 – 36:13

Deuteronomy

  1. Devarim
    Words
    Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22
  2. Va’etchanan
    And I besought
    Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11
  3. Ekev
    Because
    Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
  4. Re’eh
    Behold
    Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17
  5. Shoftim
    Judges
    Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9
  6. Ki Teitzei
    When you go out
    Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19
  7. Ki Tavo
    When you come in
    Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8
  8. Nitzavim-Vayeilech
    Stand Up and Go – And he went
    Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20
    Deuteronomy 31:1 – 30
  9. Ha’azinu
    Give ear
    Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52
  10. V’Zot HaBerachah
    And this is the blessing
    Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12

Holiday Portions

Parsha: Achrei Mot – Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27)
January 1, 1970
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Achrei Mot - Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27) No Blood = No Atonement Acharei Mot אַחֲרֵי מוֹת (“After the death”) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “after the death” and spans Leviticus...

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

Parsha: Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–18:30) No Blood = No Atonement Acharei Mot אַחֲרֵי מוֹת (“After the death”) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “after the death” and spans Leviticus 16-18....

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Parsha: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27) You Are to be Holy K’dosheem קְדֹשִׁים (“Holy ones”) Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Our parasha this Shabbat is entitled K’dosheem which means “holy ones” and covers Leviticus chapters nineteen and twenty. It opens with these...

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Parsha: Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23) The God Who Pays Attention to Details Emor אֱמֹר (“Say it!”) Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23  The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Emor, which means “Say it!” and covers Leviticus chapters 21 through...

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Parsha: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)
Author: Glenn Harris

Do-Over B’Har בְּהַר‬ (“On the Mountain”) (Leviticus 25:1-55) This Shabbat’s reading, Leviticus 25, is entitled B’Har, translated “on the mountain“. In it we find the commandment to have a rest every seventh year. The pattern...

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Parsha: Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2) Do-Over B’Har בְּהַר‬ (“On the Mountain”) (Leviticus 25:1-55) This Shabbat’s reading, Leviticus 25, is entitled B’Har, translated “on the mountain“. In it we find the commandment to...

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Parsha: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34) The Big “IF…” B’chukotai בְּחֻקֹּתַי (“In My Statutes”) Leviticus 26:3-27:34 How many times have you heard it said that God’s love is unconditional? Maybe you’ve said it yourself.  Now if what you mean by that is...

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Parsha: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) The Yeshiva of Hard Knocks BaMidbar בְּמִדְבַּר (“In the Wilderness”) Numbers 1:1-4:20  The Torah portion for this Shabbat is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness”. It marks the beginning of the book...

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Parsha: Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) The Principle of Separation Naso נָשֹׂא (“Lift/Carry/Shlep!”) Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 Rabbi Glenn The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Naso (נָשֹׂא), from the verb meaning “to lift, to take or to...

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Parsha: Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16) Misplaced Loyalty B’ha-alotecha בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ (“When You Raise Up”) Numbers 8:1 – 12:16  The Torah reading for this week is B’ha-alotecha, meaning “when you raise up”,...

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Parsha: Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) Super Spies Sh’lach L’cha שְׁלַח-לְךָ (“Send Out for Yourself”) Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 The parasha this Shabbat  is called Sh’lach L’cha, meaning “send out for...

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Parsha: Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) Populist Pretense Korach קֹרַח‬ Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Korach, and covers Numbers chapters 16-18. It is named after the infamous leader of a failed rebellion against Moses and Aaron – one...

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Parsha: Chukat – Balak (Numbers 19:1 – 25:9)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Chukat - Balak (Numbers 19:1 – 25:9) The Terms of Redemption Chukat חֻקַּת‬ (“Statutes”) Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Chukat, meaning “Statute (of the Law)” and covers Numbers 19 – 21. Chapter 19...

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Parsha: Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1) The Terms of Redemption Chukat חֻקַּת‬ (“Statutes”) Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Chukat, meaning “Statute (of the Law)” and covers Numbers 19 – 21. Chapter 19 includes...

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Parsha: Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9) A Prophet Without Honor / A World Without Israel Balak בָּלָק‬ (“Destroyer”) Numbers 22:2 – 25:9 Introduction: For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil (1 Tim. 6:10) Our parasha for this Shabbat is...

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Parsha: Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1) A Frightful Example Pinchas פִּנְחָס (“Dark-Skinned”) Numbers 25:10-30:1 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Pinchas, covers Numbers 25-29, and is named after a man some might suggest “took the law...

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Parsha: Matot – Masei (Numbers 30:2 – 36:13)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Matot – Masei (Numbers 30:2 – 36:13) Now The Real Work Begins! Mattot-Massei מטוט ומסי (“Tribes” and “Journeys”) Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 The two Torah readings for this Shabbat are entitled Mattot and Massei, translated...

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Parsha: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22) The High Price of Disobedience D’varim דְּבָרִים (“Words”) Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22    This Shabbat brings us to the introduction of the fifth book of Moses, known in the English Bible as Deuteronomy and in the Hebrew...

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Parsha: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11) The Commandment is to Love Va’etchanan וָאֶתְחַנַּן(“And I pleaded”) Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Va’etchanan, meaning “and I...

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Parsha: Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25) Consequences Eikev עֵקֶב‬ (“Consequence”) Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Eikev meaning “consequence”. Israel is told that if they would be faithful to observe the commandments...

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Parsha: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17) Re’eh רְאֵה (“See!”) Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Re’eh (“See!”) and takes us from Deuteronomy 11:26 through 16:17. This reading consists of commandments governing everything...

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Parsha: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9)
Topics: parsha
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Represent Well! Shof’tim שֹׁפְטִים‬ (“Judges”) Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 If A. W. Tozer was right, that the truest measure of a man is how he thinks about God, perhaps the truest measure of a nation is how its...

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Parsha: Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) Constraining Sinful Appetites Kee Taytsay כִּי־תֵצֵא‬ (“When You Go Out”) – Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 This week’s parasha Kee Taytsay, meaning, “When you go out”, covers Deuteronomy chapters 21 through 25....

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Parsha: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Covenant and Consequence Kee Tavo כִּי-תָבוֹא (“When you come in”)– Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 Last week’s parasha was entitled Kee Taytasay (“When you go out”). This week it’s Kee Tavo (“When you come in”) and it...

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Parsha Nitzavim-Vayeilech (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha Nitzavim-Vayeilech (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30) Stand and Affirm! Nitzavim-Vayyelech ניצבים וויילך (Those Taking a Stand / And He Went) Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30 The parashot for this week (two of them) are entitled Nitzavim, a word meaning “Those...

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Parsha: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52) Rock Music HaAzinu הַאֲזִינוּ‬ (Give Ear!)  Deuteronomy 32:1-52 Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song… If you were thinking of Sgt. Pepper, think again. The parasha for this Shabbat is Deuteronomy chapter 32, and...

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