Parashat Beshalach / פרשת בשלח

Shabbat Times Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Candle lighting: 4:53pm on Friday, 30 January 2015
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Beshalach
  • Havdalah (50 min): 6:02pm on Saturday, 31 January 2015

 

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Beshalach | בשלח | “When He Sent”

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Torah: Exodus 13:17 – 17:16

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Prophets: Judges 4:4 – 5:31

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Brit Hadasha: Matthew 5:1-48; John 6:22-40; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Revelation 15:1-4
(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 week – ליהנות מהשבוע שלך

 Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Parashat Bo / פרשת בא

Shabbat Times Lakewood, New Jersey, USA

  • Candle lighting: 4:47pm on Friday, 23 January 2015
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Bo
  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:56pm on Saturday, 24 January 2015

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Bo | בוא | “Come”
Torah: Exodus 10:1 – 13:16

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Prophets: Jeremiah 46:13-28

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Brit Hadasha: Mark 3:7-19; Luke 2:22-24; John 19:31-37; Acts 13:16-17; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34;Revelation 8:6 – 9:12; Revelation 16:1-21

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(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.

 

have a blessed week – יש לי שבוע מבורך

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat / ראש חודש שבט

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh’vat. Sh’vat (sometimes transliterated Shevat) is the 11th month of the Hebrew year. Corresponds to January or February on the Gregorian calendar.

Celebrating the New Moon has nothing to do with Astrology.

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The Book of Exodus establishes the beginning of the Hebrew calendar:

“And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: ‘This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.'” (12:1-2)[2]

In the Book of Numbers, God speaks of the celebration of the new moon to Moses:

“And on your joyous occasions – your fixed festivals and new moon days – you shall sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and your sacrifices of well-being.” (10:10)

In Psalm 81:4 both new and full moon are mentioned as a time of recognition by the Hebrews.

The occurrence of Rosh Chodesh was originally confirmed on the testimony of witnesses observing the new moon. After the Sanhedrin declared Rosh Chodesh for either a full month or a defective, 29-day month, news of it would then be communicated throughout Israel and the diaspora.

A custom was developed in which an additional day could be added to the month to ensure that certain holidays (such as Yom Kippur) did not fall on the days before or after Shabbat.

 

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BIBLICAL HISTORY OF SHEVAT

 

Blessings on rosh chrodesh – ברכות על ראש חודש

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

 

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Chodesh

http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-shvat

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/holidays.html

 

 

Parashat Vaera / פרשת וארא

Shabbat Times Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Candle lighting: 4:50pm on Friday, 16 January 2015
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Vaera
  • Havdalah (50 min): 6:00pm on Saturday, 17 January 2015

Next read in the Diaspora on 17 January 2015. Parashat Vaera is the 14th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Va’era | וארא | “I appeared”

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Torah: Exodus 6:2 – 9:35

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 66:1-24; Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21

 

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Brit Chadasha: Matthew 12:1-14Romans 9:14-24; 2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1
(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 Chadasha 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 shabbat – ליהנות מהשבת שלך

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Parashat Shemot / פרשת שמות

Shabbat Times Lakewood, New Jersey, United States

  • Candle lighting: 4:31pm on Friday, 09 January 2015
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Shemot
  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:40pm on Saturday, 10 January 2015

 

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Shemot שמות | “Names”

Torah: Exodus 1:1 – 6:1

 

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Prophets: Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13, 29:22-23; Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3

 

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Brit Hadasha: Matthew 22:23-33, 41-46; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 5:12-39, 20:27-44; Acts 3:12-15, 5:27-32,7:17-36, 22:12-16, 24:14-16; Hebrews 11:23-26

(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.

Have a wonderful week – יש לי שבוע נפלא

 Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Parashat Vayechi / פרשת ויחי

This weeks read in the Diaspora on 03 January 2015. Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Vayechi | ויחי | “He Lived”
TorahGenesis 47:28 – 50:26

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Prophets: 1 Kings 2:1-12

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Brit Hadasha: Luke 4:31 – 5:11; Acts 7:15-16; Hebrews 11:21-22; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 1 Peter 2:11-17
(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 new year – שנה טובה ומבורכת
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון