Category Archives: Parsha of the Week

This Week’s Torah Portion: Beha’alotcha

May 30, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Name: Beha’alotcha Reading: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 Parsha Summary – Beha’alotcha Purifying the Levites: God tells Moses to command Aaron to light the menorah, a beaten gold candelabra decorated with flowers in a pattern that God had shown Moses. God tells Moses to purify the Levites. To do this, they must be sprinkled with purifying water, shave their whole bodies, wash their clothes, and cleanse […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Nasso

May 24, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Nasso Reading: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2 – 13:25 Parsha Summary – Nasso Roles for the Levites God assigns special roles for the Levites. The Gershonites will carry the curtains and hangings. The Merarites will carry the pillars and boards. (The other roles were allocated in Bamidbar.) The number of males in each group of Levites is listed. New Laws: Lepers, Sinning, Adultery, Nazir God tells Moses […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Bamidbar

May 17, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Bamidbar Reading: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 Parsha Summary – Bamidbar Taking a Census God tells Moses to take a census of the male Israelites according to their paternal families. They must count those eligible for war: males ages 20 and up. God appoints a representative from each house to help Moses. They take a census and the total is 603,550. This does not include […]