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June 2018
Sivan - Tammuz 5778
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2 June 2018 / 19 Sivan 5778

"When You Set Up" | בהעלותך
Numbers 8:1-12:15

Portion Summary:
The third reading from the book of Numbers and the thirty-sixth reading from the Torah is called Beha'alotcha, a word that literally means "When you ascend." It comes from the first verse of the portion, which could literally be translated as "When you ascend the lamps" (Numbers 8:2), a reference to the fact that the priest had to step up to clean and light the lamps of the menorah. This portion is jam-packed, telling the story of the consecration of the Levites, the first Passover in the wilderness, the silver trumpets, the cloud of glory, the departure from Sinai, the grumbling in the wilderness, the first Sanhedrin and the punishment of Miriam.

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
B'rit Hadashah: Matthew 14:14-21

9 June 2018 / 26 Sivan 5778

Shelach "Send" | שלח
Numbers 13:1-15:41

Portion Summary:
The thirty-seventh reading from the Torah is called Shelach, an imperative verb that means "send out." The portion is so named from the first few words of the second verse: "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan" (Numbers 13:2). The Torah reading tells the tragic story of how the spies returned with a bad report about the Land of Promise and influenced the congregation of Israel to rebel against the LORD. Thus God consigned the generation of Moses to wander in the wilderness for forty years.

Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24
B'rit Hadashah: Matthew 10:1-14

16 June 2018 / 3 Tammuz 5778

Korach | קורח
Numbers 16-18

Portion Summary:
Korah was the name of a prominent Levite. It is also the name of the thirty-eighth reading from the Torah. It comes from the first verse of this week's reading, which says, "Now Korah the son of Izhar... took action" (Numbers 16:1). This week's Torah reading tells the story of how Korah led an unsuccessful rebellion against Moses and Aaron. After thwarting the insurrection, God confirms Aaron in the priesthood and provides additional legislation regarding priestly and Levitical privileges and responsibilities.

Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22
B'rit Hadashah: John 19:1-17



23 June 2018 / 10 Tammuz 5778

Chukat "Statute" | חוקת
Numbers 19:1-22:1

Portion Summary:
Chukat is the thirty-ninth reading from the Torah. The word chukat, means "statute." The name is derived from the second verse of the reading: "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded" (Numbers 19:2). Chukat presents the mysterious laws of the red-heifer ceremony for purification after contact with human death. This reading also contains the story of Moses striking the rock, the stories of the deaths of Aaron and Miriam and the wars with the Amorites. The portion concludes with the host of Israel encamping on the edge of the Promised Land.

Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33
B'rit Hadashah: John 19:38-42

30 June 2018 / 17 Tammuz 5778

Balak | בלק
Numbers 22:2-25:9

Portion Summary:
Balak was the name of a Moabite king in the days of Moses. It is also the name of the fortieth reading from the Torah. It comes from the second verse of this week's reading, which says, "Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites" (Numbers 22:2). This week's Torah reading tells the story of how Balak hires the occult prophet Balaam to lay a curse on Israel. Balaam meets resistance from God, has a conversation with his donkey and ends up blessing Israel instead of cursing them.

Haftaah: Micah 5:6-6:8
B'rit Hadashah: Matthew 21:1-11

* 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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