The Tabernacle Times
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July 2019
Sivan - Tammuz 5779
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6 July 2019 / 3 Tammuz 5779

Korach "Korah" | קורח
Numbers 16:1-18:32

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.

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

13 July 2019 / 10 Tammiz 5779

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.

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

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20 July 2019 / 17 Tammuz 5779

Balak "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.

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

27 July 2019 / 24 Tammuz 5779

Pinchas "Phinehas" |פנחס
Numbers 25:10-30:1

Portion Summary:
Pinchas is the Hebrew name translated in English Bibles as Phinehas. It is also the name of the forty-first reading from the Torah because of the second verse of the reading, which says, "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath" (Numbers 25:11). In this Torah portion, the LORD makes a covenant of peace with Phinehas and his descendants, orders a second census, settles questions about inheritance, appoints Joshua to succeed Moses and lists the sacrifices for the appointed times.

Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21
B'rit Hadashah: John 2:13-22


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