Category Archives: Parsha of the Week

This Week’s Torah Portion: Toldot

Nov 14, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Toldot Reading: Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Haftara: Samuel 1 20:18 – 20:42 Parsha Summary – Toldot Rebecca is Pregnant with Twins 40-year-old Isaac marries Rebecca, who is barren. He entreats God for children, and Rebecca conceives. She asks God why her children struggle inside her; He replies that she is carrying two nations who will fight in life. When Isaac is 60, she gives birth to twins: a red, hairy […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah

Nov 07, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Chayei Sara (The Life of Sarah) Reading: Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 Haftara: Kings 1 1:1 – 1:31 Parsha Summary – Chayei Sarah Abraham Buys the Cave of the Patriarchs Aged 127, Sarah dies in Kiryat Arba (which the Bible says is Hebron). Abraham asks the local Hittites for a place to bury her. They offer their tombs; Abraham asks them to speak to Ephron on his behalf as he […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayera

Nov 02, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Vayera Reading: Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 Haftara: Kings 2 4:1 – 4:37 Parsha Summary – Vayera Abraham and the Angels Abraham sees three travelers in the desert. He runs to greet them and offers them water to wash their feet and bread to eat. The men accept. Abraham asks Sarah to bake cakes while he prepares milk, butter, and meat, which the strangers eat. They tell Abraham that they […]

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