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"It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace." (Proverbs 3:17-18)

Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of the Jewish people. These ancient stories touch upon science, history, philosophy, ritual and ethics. Included are stories of individuals, families, wars, slavery and more. Virtually no subject was taboo for Torah. Running through these stories is the unique lens through which the Jewish people would come to view their world and their God.

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This Week's Torah Portion

  • Numbers 33:1-36:13
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 /28 Tammuz, 5774

    These were the marches of the Israelites who started out from the land of Egypt, troop by troop, in the charge of Moses and Aaron. - Numbers 33:1

Torah Portion Calendar

July, 2014

  • 26
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 33:1-36:13
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2

August, 2014

  • 2
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 1:1−3:22
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 1:1-27
    Chazon

August, 2014

  • 9
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 40:1-26
    Nachamu

August, 2014

  • 16
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 49:14-51:3

August, 2014

  • 23
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 54:11-55:5

August, 2014

  • 30
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 51:12-52:12

September, 2014

  • 6
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 54:1-10

September, 2014

  • 13
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 60:1-22

September, 2014

  • 20
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 61:10-63:9

  • 20
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 31:1–30
    Haftorah Reading

September, 2014

  • 27
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 32:1–52
    Haftorah Reading

    Hos. 14:2-10; Mic.7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
    Shuvah

October, 2014

  • 4
    Torah Reading
    Holidays Deuteronomy 29:9–14, 30:11–20 (Morning) and Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18, 32-37 (Afternoon)
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 58:1−14
    Jonah 1:1−4:11

October, 2014

  • 11
    Torah Reading
    Holidays Exodus 33:12–34:26
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 38:18–39:7 (39:16) / Ecclesiastes
    Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

October, 2014

  • 18
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 1:1−6:8
    Haftorah Reading

October, 2014

  • 25
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 6:9−11:32
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2014

  • 1
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 12:1−17:27
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2014

  • 8
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 18:1–22:24
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2014

  • 15
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 23:1−25:18
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2014

  • 22
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 25:19−28:9
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2014

  • 29
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 28:10−32:3
    Haftorah Reading

December, 2014

  • 6
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 32:4−36:43
    Haftorah Reading

December, 2014

  • 13
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 37:1−40:23
    Haftorah Reading

December, 2014

  • 20
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 41:1−44:17
    Haftorah Reading

    Zechariah 4:1-7

    Genesis 41:1-44:17
    Hanukkah

December, 2014

  • 27
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 44:18−47:27
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 37:15-28
    Genesis 44:18-47:27

January, 2015

  • 3
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 47:28–50:26
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 2:1-12
    Genesis 47:28-50:26

January, 2015

  • 10
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 1:1−6:1
    Haftorah Reading

January, 2015

  • 17
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 6:2−9:35
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
    Exodus 6:2-9:35

January, 2015

  • 24
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 10:1−13:16
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 46:13-28
    Exodus 10:1-13:16

January, 2015

  • 31
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 13:17−17:16
    Haftorah Reading

    Judges 4:4-5:31
    Exodus 13:17-17:16

February, 2015

  • 7
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 18:1–20:23
    Haftorah Reading

February, 2015

  • 14
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 21:1−24:18
    Haftorah Reading

February, 2015

  • 21
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 25:1−27:19
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 66:1-13, 23
    Rosh Chodesh

February, 2015

  • 28
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 27:20−30:10
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 43:10-27

March, 2015

  • 7
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 30:11−34:35
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 18:1-39

March, 2015

  • 14
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 38:21-40:38
    Haftorah Reading

    II Kings 12:5-16
    Sh'kalim

  • 14
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 35:1–38:20
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 7:40-50

March, 2015

  • 21
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 1:1−5:26
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 43:21-44:23

March, 2015

  • 28
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 6:1−8:36
    Haftorah Reading

    Esther 7:1-10, 8:15-17
    I Samuel 15:2-34
    Zachor

April, 2015

April, 2015

  • 11
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 11:1-23
    Haftorah Reading

April, 2015

April, 2015

  • 25
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 12:1−13:59
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 45:16-25
    HaChodesh

  • 25
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 14:1-15:33
    Haftorah Reading

    II Kings 7:3-20

May, 2015

  • 9
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 21:1−24:23
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 44:15-31

May, 2015

  • 16
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 25:1-26:2
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 32:6-27

  • 16
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 26:3-27:34
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 16:19-17:14

May, 2015

  • 23
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 1:1−4:20
    Haftorah Reading

May, 2015

  • 30
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 4:21−7:89
    Haftorah Reading

    Judges 13:2-25

June, 2015

  • 6
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 8:1−12:16
    Haftorah Reading

    Zech. 2:14-4:7

June, 2015

  • 13
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 13:1−15:41
    Haftorah Reading

    Josh. 2:1-24

June, 2015

  • 20
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 16:1−18:32
    Haftorah Reading

    I Samuel 11:14-12:22

June, 2015

  • 27
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 19:1−22:1
    Haftorah Reading

    Jud. 11:1-33; Isa. 66:1-13, 23; I Sam. 20:18-42
    Rosh Chod., Machar Chod.

July, 2015

  • 4
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 22:2−25:9
    Haftorah Reading

    Micah 5:6-6:8

July, 2015

  • 11
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 25:10−30:1
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 18:46-19:21

July, 2015

  • 18
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 30:2−32:42
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 1:1-2:3

  • 18
    Torah Reading
    Numbers 33:1-36:13
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2

July, 2015

  • 25
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 1:1−3:22
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 1:1-27
    Chazon

August, 2015

  • 1
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 40:1-26
    Nachamu

August, 2015

  • 8
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 49:14-51:3

August, 2015

  • 15
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 54:11-55:5

August, 2015

  • 22
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 51:12-52:12

August, 2015

  • 29
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 54:1-10

September, 2015

  • 5
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 60:1-22

September, 2015

  • 12
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 61:10-63:9

September, 2015

  • 19
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 31:1–30
    Haftorah Reading

September, 2015

  • 26
    Torah Reading
    Deuteronomy 32:1–52
    Haftorah Reading

    Hos. 14:2-10; Mic.7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
    Shuvah

October, 2015

  • 3
    Torah Reading
    Holidays Exodus 33:12–34:26
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 38:18–39:7 (39:16) / Ecclesiastes
    Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

October, 2015

  • 10
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 1:1−6:8
    Haftorah Reading

October, 2015

  • 17
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 6:9−11:32
    Haftorah Reading

October, 2015

  • 24
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 12:1−17:27
    Haftorah Reading

October, 2015

  • 31
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 18:1–22:24
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2015

  • 7
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 23:1−25:18
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2015

  • 14
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 25:19−28:9
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2015

  • 21
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 28:10−32:3
    Haftorah Reading

November, 2015

  • 28
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 32:4−36:43
    Haftorah Reading

December, 2015

  • 5
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 37:1−40:23
    Haftorah Reading

December, 2015

  • 12
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 41:1−44:17
    Haftorah Reading

    Zechariah 4:1-7

    Genesis 41:1-44:17
    Hanukkah

December, 2015

  • 19
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 44:18−47:27
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 37:15-28
    Genesis 44:18-47:27

December, 2015

  • 26
    Torah Reading
    Genesis 47:28–50:26
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 2:1-12
    Genesis 47:28-50:26

January, 2016

  • 2
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 1:1−6:1
    Haftorah Reading

January, 2016

  • 9
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 6:2−9:35
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
    Exodus 6:2-9:35

January, 2016

  • 16
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 10:1−13:16
    Haftorah Reading

    Jeremiah 46:13-28
    Exodus 10:1-13:16

January, 2016

  • 23
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 13:17−17:16
    Haftorah Reading

    Judges 4:4-5:31
    Exodus 13:17-17:16

January, 2016

  • 30
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 18:1–20:23
    Haftorah Reading

February, 2016

  • 6
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 21:1−24:18
    Haftorah Reading

February, 2016

  • 13
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 25:1−27:19
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 66:1-13, 23
    Rosh Chodesh

February, 2016

  • 20
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 27:20−30:10
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 43:10-27

February, 2016

  • 27
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 30:11−34:35
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 18:1-39

March, 2016

  • 5
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 35:1–38:20
    Haftorah Reading

    I Kings 7:40-50

March, 2016

  • 12
    Torah Reading
    Exodus 38:21-40:38
    Haftorah Reading

    II Kings 12:5-16
    Sh'kalim

March, 2016

  • 19
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 1:1−5:26
    Haftorah Reading

    Isaiah 43:21-44:23

March, 2016

  • 26
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 6:1−8:36
    Haftorah Reading

    Esther 7:1-10, 8:15-17
    I Samuel 15:2-34
    Zachor

April, 2016

  • 2
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 9:1-11:47
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 36:22-36
    Parah

April, 2016

  • 9
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 12:1−13:59
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 45:16-25
    HaChodesh

April, 2016

  • 16
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 14:1-15:33
    Haftorah Reading

    II Kings 7:3-20

April, 2016

April, 2016

  • 30
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 16:1-18:30
    Haftorah Reading

May, 2016

May, 2016

  • 14
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 19:1-20:27
    Haftorah Reading

    Amos 9:7-15

May, 2016

  • 21
    Torah Reading
    Leviticus 21:1−24:23
    Haftorah Reading

    Ezekiel 44:15-31

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