Posts with the category “torah-readings”
Tetzaveh - February 27, 2021
by Restoration Admin on February 25th, 2021
Torah Portion: Tetzaveh - February 27, 2021 Torah: Exodus 27:20-30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-43:27 Portion Summary:—Rules for the lamp oil are given.—Priestly vestments are described: ephod, breastplate, robe, frontlet, tunic, headdress, sash, and breeches.—The process of anointing the priest for service, and process of priestly succession.—Offerings for the altar.—Incense altar construction...
Terumah - February 20, 2021
by Restoration Admin on February 18th, 2021
Torah Portion:Terumah - February 20, 2021 Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:2-15:34 Portion Summary:—God asks for gifts to be given as hearts are moved.—Design of the Ark, table, utensils, and lampstand are described.—Design of the Tabernacle is described.—The Altar construction is described.—The outer enclosure of the Tabernacle is described...
Mishpatim - February 13, 2021
by Restoration Admin on February 11th, 2021
Torah Portion: Mishpatim - February 13, 2021 Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: 2 Kings 12:1(11:21)-17(16)* Portion Summary:—Laws on slaves.—Criminal laws on death penalties and lesser penalties.—Laws on sexual misconduct and witchcraft.—Treatment of the poor and honor of God.—Treachery and injustices.—Shabbat of the land and practice of the Shabbat.—Commanded festivals.—Commandments are given to the...
Yitro - February 6, 2021
by Restoration Admin on February 4th, 2021
Torah Portion:Yitro - February 6, 2021 Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6(6-7)* Portion Summary:—Jethro visits, bringing Moses’ wife and children to join him.—He rejoices over all that has happened for the people of Israel.—Jethro advises Moses to set up chiefs to judge on the peoples’ questions and conflicts.—The people come to Sinai and God begins to give His Torah and the 10...
Beshalach - January 30, 2021
by Restoration Admin on January 28th, 2021
Torah Portion: Beshalach - January 30, 2021 Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31 Portion Summary:—Moses leads the people the long way out; they carry arms and the bones of Joseph.—Pharaoh changes his mind, and takes men and chariots to capture the people.—Moses splits the sea, the people escape, and the Egyptians are caught in the sea.—Moses and Miriam lead the people in songs of...
Bo - January 23, 2021
by Restoration Admin on January 21st, 2021
Torah Portion: Bo - January 23, 2021 Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28 Portion Summary:—God sends the plagues of locusts and darkness over Egypt.—Pharaoh refuses to let Israel go.—God begins the Hebrew calendar.—Israel is instructed to mark their door posts with lamb’s blood so their households are spared from the final plague.—Passover and the festival of Matzot are established...
Va'era - January 16, 2021
by Restoration Admin on January 14th, 2021
Torah Portion: Va’era - January 16, 2021 Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Portion Summary:—God gives Moses a promise and sends him back to Pharaoh.—The heads of the families and Moses’ lineage are recounted.—Moses begins with a miracle for Pharaoh, and proceeds to the plagues.—Water to blood, frogs, lice, and swarms are unleashed upon the land in succession.—Pestilence of the live...
Shemot - January 9, 2021
by Restoration Admin on January 7th, 2021
Torah Portion: Shemot - January 9, 2021 Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1 Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23 Portion Summary:—The original immigrants to Egypt are named.—The new Pharaoh does not know Joseph and becomes alarmed at the Hebrews’ growing numbers.—The Egyptians enslave the Hebrews and try to enlist the midwives to kill their newborns.—Moses’ mother gives birth to him and works to save him by...
Vayechi - January 2, 2021
by Restoration Admin on December 31st, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayechi - January 2, 2021 Torah: Genesis 47:28-50:26 Haftarah: 1 Kings 2:1-12 Portion Summary:—Jacob blesses his grandsons by Joseph and gives the younger the blessing of the firstborn.—Jacob prophesies over his sons.—Jacob dies, and Joseph has his body embalmed. He takes it back to the land for burial.—Joseph’s brothers fear his retribution, but he assures them of his forgiveness...
Vayigash - December 26, 2020
by Restoration Admin on December 25th, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayigash - December 26, 2020 Torah: Genesis 44:18-47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28 Portion Summary:—Judah offers himself for Benjamin.—Joseph finally reveals himself and offers to have his family take refuge in Egypt.—Jacob takes his family; the members are listed.—Pharaoh welcomes the family, Jacob blesses Pharaoh.—Joseph continues to administer wisely, and Israel settles in Goshen....
Miketz - December 19, 2020
by Restoration Admin on December 17th, 2020
Torah Portion: Miketz - December 19, 2020 Torah: Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah: 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 Portion Summary:—Pharaoh has disturbing dreams, and his cupbearer finally remembers Joseph.—Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and advises how to avert catastrophe.—Joseph is exalted to Pharaoh’s right-hand man.—Famine reaches the family of Jacob and he sends all his sons but Benjamin to get grain from Egypt...
Vayeshev - December 12, 2020
by Restoration Admin on December 10th, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayeshev - December 12, 2020 Torah: Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Portion Summary:—Joseph is exalted above his brothers and compounds their wrath by talking about his dreams.—His brothers plot to kill Joseph but decide to sell him. They tell his father that he was killed by an animal.—Tamar, the abandoned daughter-in-law of Judah, has a child by him to continue the...
Vayishlach - December 5, 2020
by Restoration Admin on December 3rd, 2020
Torah Portion:Vayishlach - December 5, 2020 Torah: Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah: Obadiah 1-21 Portion Summary:—Jacob prepares to meet Esau; he wrestles with God.—Jacob guardedly meets with Esau and manages to leave in peace.—Dinah is raped by Shechem and he seeks her hand; her brothers plot and slaughter all the men of the city.—The family is rededicated at Beth-El, and Jacob is given the name Israel...
Vayetze - November 28, 2020
by Restoration Admin on November 26th, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayetze - November 28, 2020 Torah: Genesis 28:10-32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10 Summary:—Jacob dreams of a ladder to heaven and God gives him a promise.—Jacob arrives at Haran and falls in love with Rachel.—Jacob makes a deal for Rachel as his wife, but Laban switches Rachel for Leah; he weds both.—Leah has sons, but Rachel is barren.—Rachel compensates by giving her servant to Jacob...
Toldot - November 21, 2020
by Restoration Admin on November 19th, 2020
Torah Portion: Toldot - November 21, 2020 Torah: Genesis 25:19-28:9 Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7 Summary:—Rebekah is given a prophecy about her unborn children; Jacob and Esau are born, and Esau emerges first.—Esau sells his birthright to Jacob.—Isaac lies about his marriage to King Abimelech.—God blesses Isaac.—Isaac becomes old and intends to give the blessing of the firstborn to Esau.—Rebekah plots...
Chayei Sarah - November 14, 2020
by Restoration Admin on November 12th, 2020
Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah - November 14, 2020 Torah: Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah: 1 Kings 1:1-31 Portion Summary:—Sarah dies and Abraham invests in land to bury her.—A wife is sought by Abraham’s servant for Isaac from his relatives.—Rebekah is singled out for her hospitality and hard work and is given a proposal.—Rebekah consents to go immediately and becomes a comfort to Isaac.—Abraham’s later ye...
Vayera - November 7, 2020
by Restoration Admin on November 5th, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayera - November 7, 2020 Torah: Genesis 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:1-37 Portion Summary:—God and angels come to give a promise of a son; Sarah laughs.—God shares His plans for destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and allows Abraham to challenge Him.—The angels go into Sodom and are offered shelter by Lot. They are threatened by the townspeople.—The angels lead Lot and his family out...
Lech Lecha - October 31, 2020
by Restoration Admin on October 29th, 2020
Torah Portion: Lech Lecha - October 31, 2020 Torah: Genesis 12:1-17:27Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 Portion Summary:—God instructs Abram to leave his home and gives him a promise.—Abram deceives the Egyptians about his relationship to Sarai.—Lot and Abram separate.—Abram rescues Lot from his captors and meets with Melchizedek.—Hagar becomes Abram’s concubine and gives birth to Ishmael.—The covenant o...
Noach - October 24, 2020
by Restoration Admin on October 22nd, 2020
Torah Portion: Noach - October 24, 2020 Torah: Genesis 6:9-11:32 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5 Portion Summary:—Noah is instructed to build the Ark and fill it with animals.—Noah, his family, and cargo are shut in the Ark and the rains come.—Noah tests the environment outside; he leaves the Ark as commanded by God.—A new covenant is cut by God with Man.—Noah’s sons show their character.—A new genealogy ...
B'reisheet - October 17, 2020
by Restoration Admin on October 15th, 2020
Torah Portion: B’reisheet - October 17, 2020 Genesis 1:1-6:8 Portion Summary:—God created the heavens, the Earth, life, and man.—He institutes the Shabbat.—Man falls.—Cain slays Abel, Seth is born.—The first genealogy is listed.—Adonai regrets making mankind on the Earth....