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 12 Vayechi (And He Lived)
Torah: B'reisheet 47:28-50:26 Haftara: M'lakhim Alef 2:1-12 Brit Chadashah: Yochanan 13:1-19   Portion Summary The last re...

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Parashah 11 Vayigash (He approached)
Torah: B'reisheet 44:18-47:27 Haftara: Ezekiel 37:15-28 Brit Chadashah: Luke 24:30-48   Portion Summary The eleventh reading f...

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Parashah 10 Miketz (The End)
Torah: B'reisheet 41:1-44:17 Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Brit Chadashah: Luke 24:13-29   Portion Summary The tenth reading fro...

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Parashah 9 Vayeshev (and he dwelt)
Torah: B'reisheet 37:1-40:23 Haftara: Amos 2:6-3:8 Brit Chadashah: Matthew 1:18-25     Portion Summary The ninth readi...

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