Annual Torah Cycle

In the observance of the annual cycle of Torah Reading, each week is assigned its own portion of Scripture, or what we refer to as a Parashah.  This year, 5780,  began on 1 Tishrei or October 1, 2019. There are 54 Parshiyot (Parashah plural), one for each week of a leap year, so that in the course of one year, we complete the entire Torah from B'resheet to D'varim (Genesis to Deuteronomy). A leap-year adds an additional 4 weeks (one month) to the usual 12 months, and we refer to this month as: ADAR II. During non-leap years (regular), there are 50 weeks, as a result some of the shorter Parshiyot are doubled up.

The weeks of Pesach (Passover) and Sukkot have different Torah portions assigned to them, so on leap years that leaves 52 weeks to accomplish 54 Parshiyot. This is achieved by doubling up 2 portions, and for non-leap years there remain 48 weeks to accomplish 54 Parshiyot and this is achieved by having 6 double Parshiyot.

This Week's Parashah

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Parashah 53 Ha'azinu (Give Ear)
Torah: Devarim(Deuteronomy) 32:1-32:52 Haftara: 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Brit Chadashah: John 6:26-35   Portion Summary The word Ha'az...

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Parashah 51 Nitzavim (Standing)
Torah: Devarim(Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftara: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 Brit Chadashah: John 12:41-50   Portion Summary The name of the ...

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Parashah 50 Ki Tavo (When you enter)
Torah: Devarim(Deuteronomy) 26:1-29:8 Haftara: Isaiah 60:1-22 Brit Chadashah: Matthew 4:13-24   Portion Summary Deuteronomy 26 beg...

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Parashah 49 Ki Tetze (When you go out)
Torah: Devarim(Deuteronomy) 21:10-25:19 Haftara: Isaiah 54:1-10 Brit Chadashah: Matthew 24:29-42   Portion Summary Rabbi Meir said...

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