Parashat Shoftim / פרשת שופטים

This read in the Diaspora for 30 August 2014 is Parashat Shoftim, it is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Portion (parasha) for this week: Shoftim | שופטים | “Judges”

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Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9

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Prophets: Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

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Brit Hadasha: Matthew 18:15-20, 26:36 – 27:10; John 1:19-27; Acts 3:13-26, 7:35-53; 1 Timothy 5:17-22; Hebrews 10:28-31

 

“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.

 

יש לי שבוע טוב – have a good week

בוב ג’קסון – Bob Jackson

 

Rosh Chodesh Elul / ראש חודש אלול

Reference for material: http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-elul

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul. Elul is the 6th month of the Hebrew year. Corresponds to August or September on the Gregorian calendar.

The following is a text from: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/JewishNewYear/template_cdo/aid/293704/                       jewish/Elul-Observances-in-a-Nutshell.htm

As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionally a time of introspection and stocktaking—a time to review one’s deeds and spiritual progress over the past year, and prepare for the upcoming “Days of Awe” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As the month of divine mercy and forgiveness, Elul is a most opportune time for teshuvah (“return” to G‑d), prayer, charity, and increased ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew), in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G‑d.

Chassidic master Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi likens the month of Elul to a time when “the king is in the field” and, in contrast to when he is in the royal palace, “everyone who so desires is permitted to meet him, and he receives them all with a cheerful countenance, showing a smiling face to them all.”

The following are some of the basic customs and practices for the month of Elul: Each day of the month of Elul (except for Shabbat and the last day of Elul), we sound the shofar (ram’s horn) as a call to repentance. When writing a letter or meeting one another, we bless one another by including the greeting Ketivah vachatimah tovah—which roughly translates as “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.” Chapter 27 of the Book of Psalms is added to the daily prayers, in the morning and afternoon. The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of reciting three additional chapters of Psalms each day, from the first of Elul until Yom Kippur. (On Yom Kippur the remaining 36 chapters are recited, thereby completing the entire book of Psalms.) Elul is a good time to have one’s tefillin and mezuzot checked by an accredited scribe, to ensure that they are in good condition and fit for use.

During the last week of Elul, in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Selichot prayers are recited. On the first night they are recited at midnight; on the following days, in the early morning.

Parashat Re’eh / פרשת ראה

This weeks read in the Diaspora on 23 August 2014. Parashat Re’eh the 47th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Candle lighting: 7:25pm on Friday, 22 August 2014 This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Re’eh Havdalah (72 min): 8:53pm on Saturday, 23 August 2014.

Re’eh | ראה | “See” Torah:

 

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Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5

 

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Brit Hadasha: John 15:1 – 17:26; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 ; 1 John 4:1-6

“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.

have a good week – יש לי שבוע טוב

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

 

Parashat Eikev / פרשת עקב

This weeks read in the Diaspora of 16 August 2014 is Parashat Eikev the 46th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of  Torah reading.

Portion (parasha) for this week: Eikev | עקב | “Consequence”

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Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

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Prophets: Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

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Brit Hadasha: John 13:31 – 14:31; James 5:7-11; Romans 8:31-39

 

“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.

References are from: http://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/eikev, http://119ministries.com/torah-portion and http://bing,com/images/search?q=brit+hadashah.

 

Have a good week – יש לי שבוע טוב

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parashat Vaetchanan / פרשת ואתחנן

Shabbat starts on 8/8/2014 at Sundown and Shabbat ends at Sundown on 8/9/2014.

Portion (parasha) for this week: 8/8/2014 through 8/15/2014

Va’etchanan | ואתחנן | “I Pleaded”

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Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

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Prophets: Isaiah 40:1-26

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Brit Hadasha: Mark 12:28-34; Luke 4:1-13, 10:25-37, 22:13-38; Acts 13:13-43; Romans 3:27-31; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; James 2:14-26

“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.

have a good week – יש לי שבוע טוב
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Parashat Devarim / פרשת דברים

Shabbat Times New York, NY,

USA Candle lighting: 7:52pm on Friday, 01 August 2014 This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Devarim Shabbat Chazon occurs on Saturday, 02 August 2014 Havdalah (72 min): 9:21pm on Saturday, 02 August 2014

Read in this weeks the Diaspora on 02 August 2014. Parashat Devarim is the 44th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Devarim | דברים | “Words”

Torah: Deturonomy 1:1 – 3:22

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Prophets: Isaiah 1:1-27

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Brit Hadasha: Mark 14:1-16; John 15:1-11; Hebrews 3:7 – 4:11; 1 Timothy 3:1-7

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“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.

Have a good week – יש לי שבוע טוב
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון