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
Jun 23, 2018

10 Tamuz, 5778
י׳ בְּתַמּוּז תשע״ח
Read the study for this week: Parashat Chukat

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)
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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)
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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)
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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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