Posts with the tag “torah-portions”

Emor - May 1, 2021
by Restoration Admin on April 29th, 2021
Torah Portion:Emor - May 1, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 Portion Summary:—Laws for priests and Levites are given.—The commanded festivals are detailed.—Laws on keeping the lampstand lit and on the showbread are given.—The blasphemer is judged.—Penalties for crimes and “an eye for an eye” are spoken...  Read More
Acharei Mot/Kedoshim - April 24, 2021
by Restoration Admin on April 22nd, 2021
Torah Portion: Acharei Mot/Kedoshim - April 24, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 16:1-20:27 Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 Devotional by Matt Gile: Teach Me Torah While Standing on One Foot...  Read More
Tazria/Metzora - April 17, 2021
by Restoration Admin on April 15th, 2021
Torah Portion:Tazria/Metzora - April 17, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 12:1-15:33 Haftarah: 2 Kings 7:3-20 Portion Summary:—The laws for a woman who has given birth are given.—The protocol for skin and infection in fabric are given.—The ritual of the cleansing of a “leper” is detailed.—Rituals concerning plagues of a house are discussed.—Laws concerning discharges of men and women are given...  Read More
Sh'mini - April 10, 2021
by Restoration Admin on April 8th, 2021
Torah Portion:Sh’mini - April 10, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Portion Summary:—The offering for the eighth day is commanded.—Aaron sacrifices for himself and then the people.—Aaron blesses the people.—Sons of Aaron offer strange fire and are consumed by fire.—The laws of eating the meal offering are given.—Kosher laws are detailed...  Read More
Tzav - March 27, 2021
by Restoration Admin on March 25th, 2021
Torah Portion: Tzav - March 27, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-3:24 Portion Summary:—God gives the rituals for the burnt, meal, sin, guilt, and shalom offerings to Moses for Aaron.—Kosher laws against eating fat, blood, and animals killed by other animals are given.—The anointing ritual of the priests is completed. Devotional by Janet Cothrell: The Fire of Love “The fire on the a...  Read More
Vayikra - March 20, 2021
by Restoration Admin on March 18th, 2021
Torah Portion: Vayikra - March 20, 2021 Torah: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Portion Summary:—The rituals for the offerings of cattle, sheep or goats, and birds are given.—The laws of meal offerings are presented.—Well-being (Shalom) offerings are discussed.—Sin offerings for the priest, the people, and individuals is discussed.—Laws on withholding testimony and contact with unclean...  Read More
Vayak'hel/Pekudei - March 13, 2021
by Restoration Admin on March 11th, 2021
Torah Portion: Vayak'hel/Pekudei - March 13, 2021 Torah: Exodus 35:1-40:38 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 Portion Summary:—Moses speaks of what the Lord commanded on the mountain and calls the people to begin preparations for the Tabernacle; all participate.—He calls for the craftsmen God had chosen.—The gifts outweigh the need and contributions are stopped.—The work done to finish the Tabernacle...  Read More
Ki Tisa - March 6, 2021
by Restoration Admin on March 5th, 2021
Torah Portion: Ki Tisa - March 6, 2021Torah: Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 Portion Summary:—The Lord describes how to take a census, and the construction of the copper laver.—The unique and exclusive ingredients of the anointing oil and incense are described.—Craftsmen are assigned, and the covenant of Shabbat is given.—The people commit the sin of the golden calf.—Moses is sent down...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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....  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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 ...  Read More
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....  Read More