Parashat Bereshit / פרשת בראשית

Shabbat Times Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  • Candle lighting: 5:50pm on Friday, 28 October 2016
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Bereshit
  • Havdalah (50 min): 6:57pm on Saturday, 29 October 2016

 

Portion (parasha) for this week:

B’reisheet | בראשית | “In the beginning”

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Torah: Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

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Prophets: Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10


Brit Hadasha: Luke 3:23-38; John 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.

Simchat Torah / ערב שמחת תורה

Simchat Torah / ערב שמחת תורה

Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,”) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Mon, 24 October 2016.

I hope you had a very good time of celebration during Tishri.

Shalom, Shalom.

Sukkot / סוכות

Shabbat Times Bear, Delaware, USA

  • Sukkot V (CH”M) occurs on Friday, 21 October 2016
  • Candle lighting: 5:55pm on Friday, 21 October 2016
  • Sukkot VI (CH”M) occurs on Saturday, 22 October 2016
  • Havdalah (50 min): 7:02pm on Saturday, 22 October 2016

Portion (parasha) for this week:

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


Torah: Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12


Prophets: Joshua 1:1-18


Brit Hadasha: Matthew 17:1-9; Luke 9:28-36; 24:44-53, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Jude 1:3-10
(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.

Shabbat Shalom – שבת שלום

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון

Shmini Atzeret / שמיני עצרת

Shmini Atzeret / שמיני עצרת

Shemini 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.

Shmini Atzeret begins at sundown on Sun, 23 October 2016.

Shalom – שלום

בוב ג’קסון

 

Parashat Ha’Azinu / פרשת האזינו

Shabbat Times Boca Raton, Florida, USA

  • Candle lighting: 6:34pm on Friday, 14 October 2016
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Ha’Azinu
  • Havdalah (50 min): 7:41pm on Saturday, 15 October 2016

Portion (parasha) for this week:

Ha’azinu | האזינו | “Listen”


Torah: Deuteronomy 31:30 – 32:52


Prophets: 2 Samuel 22:1-51


Brit Hadasha: John 21:1-25; Romans 10:14 – 11:12, 12:14-21
(click on a selected reading to be taken directly to it)

Sukkot / סוכות

Sukkot / סוכות

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.

Sukkot begins at sundown on Sun, 16 October 2016.

חג סוכות שמח

בוב ג’קסון

Yom Kippur / יום כפור

Yom Kippur / יום כפור

Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes “the Days of Awe”).

Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tue, 11 October 2016.

Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון