Parashat Lech-Lecha / פרשת לך־לך

Next read in the Diaspora on 01 November 2014. Parashat Lech-Lecha is the 3rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

 

Lech Lecha | לך לך | “Go Forth”

 

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TorahGenesis 12:1-17:27

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16

 

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Brit Hadasha: Matthew 1:1-17; Acts 7:1-8; Romans 3:19-5:6; Galatians 3:15-18, 5:1-6; Colossians 2:11-15; Hebrews 7:1-19, 11:8-12
(click on a selected reading to be taken directly to it)

“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.

 

keep the Sabbath Holy – לשמור על קדושת השבת

Shalom – שלום

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון 

 

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Parashat Noach / פרשת נח

This read in the Diaspora on 25 October 2014. Parashat Noach is the 2nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Noach | נח | “Noah ”

 

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TorahGenesis 6:9-11:32

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 52:13 – 55:5

 

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לוק ופיטר

Brit Hadasha: Luke 1:1-80; 1 Peter 3:8-22; 2 Peter 2:4-10
(click on a selected reading to be taken directly to it)

“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.

 

Sabbat Shalom – שבת סאלום

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון 

 

Parashat Bereshit / פרשת בראשית

Next read in the Diaspora on 18 October 2014. Parashat Bereshit is the 1st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

 

Portion (parasha) for this week:

 

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B’reisheet | בראשית | “In the beginning”
TorahGenesis 1:1-6:8

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10

 

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Brit Hadasha: Luke 3:23-38John 1:1-18; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Timothy 2:1-15, Hebrews 11:1-7
(click on a selected reading to be taken directly to it)

“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.

 

enjoy your rest day – ליהנות יום המנוחה שלך

Shalom Aleichem – שלום עליכם

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Shmini Atzeret / שמיני עצרת

5068Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – “the Eighth [day] of Assembly”) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably.

Jewish Holidays: Shemini Atzeret & Simkhat Torah

Reference: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/holiday6.html
                     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shemini_Atzeret
Baruch Hashem – ברוך ה 
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

 

Parashat Vezot Haberakhah / פרשת וזאת הברכה

Sukkot I (on Shabbat) – סוכות יום א׳ (בשבת)

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 – 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-33
2: Leviticus 23:1-3
3: Leviticus 23:4-8
4: Leviticus 23:9-14
5: Leviticus 23:15-22
6: Leviticus 23:23-32
7: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p’sukim)

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21

 

 

Portion (parasha) for this week:

V’Zot HaBrachah | חול המועד סכות | “This is the Blessing”

 

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TorahDeuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12

 

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ProphetsJoshua 1:1-18, 1 Kings 8:54-66

 

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Brit HadashaMatthew 17:1-9; Luke 24:44-53, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Jude 1:3-10

 

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Additional Moedim Readings if Desired: Exodus 33:12 – 34:26; Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44; Numbers 29:12-16, Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17, Ezekiel 38:18 – 39:16

(click on a selected reading to be taken directly to it)

“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.
Happy Sukkot – סוכות שמחים
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

 

Sukkot 2014

Sukkot 2014

Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Note:

Sukkot – Booths
God instructed the Jewish people to construct booths.  “You shall live in booths seven days.  All citizens of Israel shall dwell in booths” (Levitcus 23:42).

Why?

“So that your generations may know that I made the Children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt” (Leviticus 23:43)

The Mishna, the collection of Jewish laws and traditions compiled about 200 C.E., preserves Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer’s different interpretations of this verse.  Rabbi Akiva understood the booths as actual shelters built by the Children of Israel.  Rabbi Eliezer argued that the sukkot actually referred to the clouds of glory that surrounded the newborn nation, protecting them from desert dangers.  (T.B. Sukkot 11b)

Sukkot celebrates the powerful response God had to the Children of Israel’s faith.  They followed God out into the burning hot, frightfully cold desert certain that God would watch over them.  In doing so, this band of newly freed slaves laid the foundation of faith through hard times an example Jews have clung to throughout their tumultuous history.

October 9 – 10, 2014.

בוב ג’קסון