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September 2017
Elul 5777 - Tishrei 5778

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2 September 2017 / 11 Elul 5777

Ki Tetze | כי תצא | "When you go forth"
Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19

Portion Summary:
Rabbi Meir said, There is a parable about this matter. To what can it be compared? It can be compared to two identical twin brothers. Both lived in a certain city. One was appointed king, and the other became a bandit. At the king's command they hanged the bandit. But everyone who saw him hanging there said, The king has been hung! Therefore the king issued a command and he was taken down. (b.Sanhedrin 46b)

Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10
B'rit Hadashah: Luke 23:1-25

9 September, 2017 / 18 Elul 5777

Ki Tavo | כי תבוא | "When you come in"
Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

Portion Summary:
Deuteronomy 26 begins the fiftieth reading from the Torah with the words, “Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance” (26:1). In Hebrew, the words for “when you enter” are ki tavo. This Torah portion begins with laws regarding first fruits and tithes. It goes on to discuss covenant renewal, after which Moses recites the blessings guaranteed to Israel for covenant obedience and warns of the curses for apostasy.

Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
B'rit Hadashah: Luke 23:26-56

16 September, 2017 / 25 Elul 5777

Nitzavim/Vayelech | נצבים/וילך | "Standing/He went"
Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30

Portion Summary:
The name of the fifty-first reading from the Torah is Nitzavim (נצבים), which means “standing.” The name is derived from the first verse of the portion in which Moses says, “You stand (nitzavim) today, all of you, before the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 29:10). In this portion, Moses invites the entire assembly of Israel to take on the covenant. He warns them that if they sin, they will go into exile, but he also predicts that, in the future, they will repent and God will return them to

the land of Israel. In some years, Nitzavim is read together with the subsequent Torah portion, Vayelech, on the same Sabbath.

The name of the fifty-second reading from the Torah is Vayelech (וילך), which means “and he went.” The name is derived from the first word of the first verse of the portion: “So Moses went (vayelech) and spoke these words to all Israel.” In this short portion, Moses commands an assembly for a public Torah reading and covenant renewal once every seven years. He then finishes writing the scroll of the Torah and has it deposited in the Holy of Holies next to the ark of the covenant.

Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
B'rit Hadashah: Luke 24:1-12 /
Luke 24:13-43

23 September, 2017 / 3 Tishrei 5777

Ha'azinu | האזינו | "Listen"
Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

Portion Summary:
The word Ha’azinu (האזינו) literally means “give ear,” an expression meaning “Listen to this.” It is also the name of the fifty-third and second-to-last reading from the Torah. It is the first word of the Song of Moses, which begins with the words “Give ear (Ha’azinu), O heavens, and let me speak” (Deuteronomy 32:1). This Torah portion is only a single chapter long, and the majority of it consists of the Song of Moses. The Song of Moses is a prophetic oracle warning Israel about apostasy to come and the resulting wrath of God. The song looks far into the future, even envisioning the Messianic advent amid rich and frightening apocalyptic imagery. After the conclusion of the song, Moses is told to ascend Mount Nebo and overlook the Promised Land before dying.

Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1-51
B'rit Hadashah: John 20:26-21:25

30 September, 2017 / 10 Tishrei 5777

Yom Kippu | יום כיפור | "Day of Atonement "
Leviticus 16

Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14

* 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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