The Tabernacle Times
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May 2018
Iyyar - Sivan 5778
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5 May 2018 / 20 Iyyar 5778

Emor "Say | אמור
LEVITICUS 21-24

Portion Summary:
The thirty-first reading from the Torah is called Emor, a title that comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, "Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Speak (emor) to the priests, the sons of Aaron ...'" (Leviticus 21:1). Emor begins with special laws of sanctity, propriety and purity for the priesthood. Leviticus 23 provides an overview of the biblical calendar, a listing of the LORD's appointed times.
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Haftarah: EZEKIEL 44:15-31
B'rit Hadashah: MATTHEW 26:59-66

12 May 2018 / 27 Iyyar 5778

Behar "On the mountain" | בהר
LEVITICUS 25:1-27:34

Portion Summary:
Behar
The thirty-second reading from the Torah and second-to-last reading from the book of Leviticus is called Behar, which means "On the Mountain." The name comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading, which could be literally translated to read, "The LORD then spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai" (Leviticus 25:1). This portion from the Torah introduces the laws of the sabbatical years, the jubilee and laws concerning redemption. In most years, synagogues read Behar together with the following portion, Bechukotai.

Bechukotai
The last reading from the book of Leviticus is called Bechukotai, which means "In My Statutes." The name comes from the first verse of the reading, which begins with the words "If you walk in My statutes ..." (Leviticus 26:3). This last reading from Leviticus promises blessings and rewards for Israel if they will keep the Torah, but punishment and curses if they break the commandments of the Torah. The last chapter discusses laws pertaining to vows, valuations and tithes. In most years, synagogues read Bechukotaitogether with the preceding portion, Behar.
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Haftarah: JEREMIAH 16:19-17:14
B'rit Hadashah: LUKE 4:14-22,
MATTHEW 16:20-28

 

19 May 2018 / 5 Sivan 5778

Bamidbar "In the wilderness" | במדבר
NUMBERS 1:1-4:20

Portion Summary:
The Hebrew name of the fourth book of the Torah (also the name of the first reading) is Bamidbar, which means "In the wilderness." It comes from the first words of the first verse, which say, "Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai" (Numbers 1:1). The English title of the book is "Numbers," which is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) version of the Torah. The book of Numbers tells the story of Israel's trek through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, their failure at the edge of the land and the subsequent forty years of wandering. It concludes with the story of the second generation's triumphs over the first Canaanite resistance. The book ends with the Israelites poised on the edge of Canaan, ready to take their inheritance. Woven in the midst of these narratives is a significant amount of legal material.

The first reading from Bamidbar and the thirty-fourth reading from the Torah begin with a census of the tribes of Israel and the Levitical families just prior to the departure from Sinai.
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Haftarah: HOSEA 2:1-22
B'rit Hadashah: MATTHEW 4:1-17

26 May 2018 / 12 Sivan 5778

Nasso "Take up" | נשא
NUMBERS 4:21-7:89

Portion Summary:
The second reading from the book of Numbers and the thirty-fifth reading from the Torah is called Nasso, a word that literally means "lift up." It comes from the first word of the second verse in Hebrew, which could literally be translated to say, "Lift up the heads of the sons of Gershon," an idiomatic way of saying, "Make an accounting of the sons of Gershon." This Torah portion finishes up the census of the Levites that was under way at the end of the last Torah portion, before going on to discuss the purification of the camp, the ritual for a woman suspected of adultery, the laws of the Nazirite vow, the priestly benediction and the gifts the heads of the twelve tribes brought for the dedication of the altar.
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Haftaah: JUDGES 13:2-5
B'rit Hadashah: LUKE 1:11-20

* 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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