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April 2017
Nissan - Iyyar 5777

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1 April, 2017 / 5 Nissan 5777

Vayikra | ויקרא | "He called"
Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Portion Summary:
The title “Leviticus” is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) version of the Torah. The book of Leviticus is predominantly concerned with Levitical rituals. An older Hebrew name for the book was “The Laws of the Priesthood,” but in Judaism today, it is referred to by the name Vayikra (ויקרא), which means “And He called.” Vayikra is the first Hebrew word of the book, which begins by saying, “And the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from inside the tent of meeting” (Leviticus 1:1).

Leviticus describes the sacrificial service and the duties of the priests. It also introduces ritual purity, the biblical diet, the calendar of appointed times, laws of holiness and laws relating to redemption, vows and tithes. In addition, Leviticus discourses on ethical instruction and holiness. The twenty-fourth reading from the Torah is eponymous with the Hebrew name of the book it introduces: Vayikra. This portion introduces the sacrificial service and describes five different types of sacrifices.
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Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
B'rit Hadashah: Mark 7:1-30

8 April, 2017 / 12 Nissan 5777

Tzav | צו | "Command"
Leviticus 6:1-8:36

Portion Summary:
The twenty-fifth reading from the Torah and second reading from the book of Leviticus is called Tzav (צו), which means “Command.” The name comes from the first word of Leviticus 6:9, where the LORD says to Moses, “Command Aaron and his sons ...” Tzav reiterates the five types of sacrifices introduced in the previous portion but this time discusses the priestly regulations pertaining to them. The last chapter of the reading describes the seven-day ordination of Aaron and his sons as they prepared to enter the holy priesthood.
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Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24
B'rit Hadashah: Mark 7:31-8:38

15 April, 2017 / 19 Nissan 5777

Chol HaMo'ed Pesach | חול המועד פסח |"Intermediate Day of Passover"
Exodus 33:12-34:26

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14

22 April, 2017 / 26 Nissan 5777

Sh'mini | שמיני | "Eighth"
Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Portion Summary:
Shemini is the twenty-sixth reading from the Torah and third reading from the book of Leviticus. The word shemini (שמיני) means “eighth,” and it comes from the first words of Exodus 9:1, which says, “Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel” (Leviticus 9:1). The text goes on to describe the events of the eight day after setting up the Tabernacle, a phenomenal worship service followed by a tragic incident. The reading concludes with the biblical dietary laws regarding animals fit for consumption and prohibitions regarding those that are unfit.
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Haftarah: 2 Sam. 6:1-7:17
B'rit Hadashah: Mark 9:1-13

29 April, 2017 / 3 Iyyar 5777

Tazria/Metzora | תזריע/מצורע |
"She will conceive/Leper"

Leviticus 12:1-15:33
Portion Summary:
Tazria
The name of the twenty-seventh reading from the Torah is Tazria (תזריע), which means “she conceived.” The name is derived from the words of Leviticus 12:2, where the LORD says to Moses, “When a woman [conceives] and bears a male child ...” Leviticus 12 discusses the laws of purification after childbirth. Leviticus 13 introduces the laws for diagnosing and quarantining lepers. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Tazria is read together with the subsequent Torah portion, Metzorah, on the same Sabbath.
Metzora
The twenty-eighth reading from the Torah is Metzora (מצורע), a word that means “leper.” The word appears in the second verse of the reading, which says, “This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing” (Leviticus 14:2). Leviticus 14 spells out the complex purification rituals for the cleansing of a leper and a leprous home. Leviticus 15 briefly covers the laws regarding ritual unfitness stemming from bodily emissions. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Metzora is read together with the previous Torah portion, Tazria, on the same Sabbath.
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Haftarah: 2 Kings 7:3-20
B'rit Hadashah: Mark 9:14-50 /
Luke 9:51-10:42

* 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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