Weekly Torah Reading – Parashat Pinchas

Parashat Pinchas / פרשת פינחס (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1; 1 Kings 18:46 – 19:21) Mosheh and Elazar, at YHWH’s command, took a census of all able-bodied men above the age of twenty – the total being 601,730. The Promised Land was to be divided by lot among the family-divisions of…

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Weekly Torah Reading, Chukat

Parashat Chukat / פרשת חקת (Numbers 19:1-22:1; Judges 11:1–40) YHWH instructed Mosha concerning the sacrifice of the red heifer – the offering of the purification which is made together with cedar, hyssop, and scarlet thread. Ritual purification is also required on the third and seventh day for anyone who touches…

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Weekly Torah, Korach

Parashat Korach / פרשת קורח (Numbers 16:1-18:32; 1 Samuel 11:14–12:22) Korach ben Yitzchar; Dathan and Aviram, sons of Eliab; On ben Peleth, and two hundred and fifty of the leaders of Israel, rebelled against Moses and Aaron, protesting against their God-given authority. Moses rebuked Korach, pointing out that YHWH had…

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Weekly Torah, Sh’lach

Parashat Sh’lach / פרשת שלח־לך (Numbers 13:1-15:41; Joshua 2:1–24) Moses chose a prince from each of the tribes (except Levi) to spy out of the land of Canaan, to bring back a report of the conditions existing there. Hoshea ben Bun was selected from the tribe of Ephraim, and Moses…

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Weekly Torah, Beha’alotcha

Parashat Beha’alotcha / פרשת בהעלתך (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 and Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7) YHWH tells Mosheh to instruct Aharon as tot he proper method of lightening the lamps of the Menorah, so that all the seven lights focused to one point. The candlestick was fashioned according to the pattern…

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