The Tabernacle Times
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November 2019
Cheshvan - Kislev 5780
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2 November 2019 / 4 Cheshvan 5780

Noach "Noah" | נח
Genesis 6:9-11:32

Portion Summary:
The second reading in the book of Genesis is named after Noah. In Hebrew, the name Noah is spelled Noach. The word Noach is related to the Hebrew word for "rest." Genesis 5:29 says that his parents named him Noah (Noach נח) because they hoped their son would give them rest (nacham, נחם) from their toil. The contents of section Noah tell the story of Noah's flood, the tower of Babel and the beginning of the Abrahamic line.

Isaiah 54:1-55:5
B'rit Hdashah:
Luke 17:20-27

9 November 2019 / 11 Cheshvan 5780

Lech Lecha "Go forth" | לך לך
Genesis 12:1-17:27

Portion Summary:
The third reading from the book of Genesis is named Lech Lecha. It means "go forth." The first verse says, "Now the LORD said to Abram, 'Go forth (lech lecha לך לך) from your country.'" Section Lech Lecha introduces Abraham and tells the story of his pilgrimage in pursuit of God.

Isaiah 40:27-41:16
B'rit Hadashah:
John 8:51-58

16 November 2019 / 18 Cheshvan 5780

Vayera "He appeared" | וירא
Genesis 18:1-22:24

Portion Summary:
The fourth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayera. It means "And he appeared" because the first story describes how the LORD appeared to Abraham one day as he sat outside his tent. Section Vayera continues with the series of tests of faith for Abraham, concluding in one great and final trial.

2 Kings 4:1-37
B'rit Hadashah:
Luke 17:28-37

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23 Nov. 2019 / 25 Cheshvan 5780

Chayei Sarah "Sarah's Life" |חיי שרה
Genesis 23:1-25:18

Portion Summary:
The fifth reading from the book of Genesis is named Chayei Sarah. It means "Sarah lived," because the narrative begins with the words "Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years" (Genesis 23:1). This portion of the Torah is filled with romance and sorrow. It tells the story of how Abraham mourned his wife after her passing, and how he procured a wife for his son Isaac. At the end of this portion, Abraham is laid to rest beside his beloved wife.

Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31
B'rit Hadashah: John 4:3-14

30 November / 2 Kislev 5780

Toldot "Family History" |תולדות
Genesis 25:19-28:9

Portion Summary:
The sixth reading from the book of Genesis is named Toldot, which means "generations." It is so named because the Torah portion begins with the words "Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac" (Genesis 25:19). Toldot tells us the story of the birth of Jacob and Esau and their struggle for the birthright and blessing of their father, Isaac. We also learn about Isaac's trials and difficulties in the land of Canaan. The portion concludes with Jacob's deception of Isaac in order to procure the family blessing.

Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7
B'rit Hadashah: Matthew 10:21-38


* The Torah and Haftarah chapter/verse numberings are taken from the Hebrew Bible (Christian published chapter/verse numberings are indicated within parenthesis)

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