Parsha (Weekly Torah Portion)

Check out this fun and quick summary of each week’s parsha. You don’t have to be Jewish to keep your eyes open for a series of these videos and Torah portion studies that can brighten up your week.

Weekly Parsha Videos and Studies

Genesis

  1. Bereshit
    In the beginning
    Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
  2. Noach
    Noah (rest)
    Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
  3. Lech Lecha
    Go forth, yourself!
    Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
  4. Vayera
    And He appeared
    Genesis 18:1 – 22:24
  5. Chayei Sarah
    Life of Sarah
    Genesis 23:1 – 25:18
  6. Toldot
    Generations
    Genesis 25:19 – 28:9
  7. Vayeitzei
    And he went out
    Genesis 28:10 – 32:3
  8. Vayishlach
    And he sent
    Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
  9. Vayeishev
    And he settled
    Genesis 37:1 – 40:23
  10. Mikeitz
    At the end of
    Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
  11. Vayigash
    And he drew near
    Genesis 44:18 – 47:27
  12. Vayechi
    And he lived
    Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

Exodus

  1. Shemot
    Names
    Exodus 1:1 – 6:1
  2. Va’eira
    And I appeared
    Exodus 6:2 – 9:35
  3. Bo
    Enter!
    Exodus 10:1 – 13:16
  4. Beshalach
    When he let go
    Exodus 13:17 – 17:16
  5. Yitro
    Jethro (abundance)
    Exodus 18:1 – 20:23
  6. Mishpatim
    Judgments
    Exodus 21:1 – 24:18
  7. Terumah
    Offering
    Exodus 25:1 – 27:19
  8. Tetzaveh
    You shall command
    Exodus 27:20 – 30:10
  9. Ki Tissa
    When you elevate
    Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
  10. Vayakhel-Pekudei
    And he assembled – Accountings of
    Exodus 35:1 – 38:20
    Exodus 38:21 – 40:38

Leviticus

  1. Vayikra
    And He called
    Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26
  2. Tzav
    Command!
    Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36
  3. Shemini
    Eighth
    Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47
  4. Tazria-Metzora 
    She bears seed – Infected one
    Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59
    Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33
  5. Achrei Mot
    After the death
    Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30
  6. Kedoshim
    Holy ones
    Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27
  7. Emor
    Say!
    Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23
  8. Behar
    On the Mount
    Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2
  9. Bechukotai
    In My statutes
    Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34

Numbers

  1. Bamidbar
    In the wilderness
    Numbers 1:1 – 4:20
  2. Naso
    Elevate!
    Numbers 4:21 – 7:89
  3. Beha’alotecha
    In your making go up
    Numbers 8:1 – 12:16
  4. Shelach Lecha
    Send for yourself
    Numbers 13:1 – 15:41
  5. Korach
    Bald
    Numbers 16:1 – 18:32
  6. Chukat
    Ordinance of
    Numbers 19:1 – 22:1
  7. Balak
    Balak (destroyer)
    Numbers 22:2 – 25:9
  8. Pinchas
    Phinehas (dark-skinned)
    Numbers 25:10 – 30:1
  9. Matot-Masei
    Tribes – Journeys of
    Numbers 30:2 – 32:42
    Numbers 33:1 – 36:13

Deuteronomy

  1. Devarim
    Words
    Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22
  2. Va’etchanan
    And I besought
    Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11
  3. Ekev
    Because
    Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
  4. Re’eh
    Behold
    Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17
  5. Shoftim
    Judges
    Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9
  6. Ki Teitzei
    When you go out
    Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19
  7. Ki Tavo
    When you come in
    Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8
  8. Nitzavim-Vayeilech
    Stand Up and Go – And he went
    Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20
    Deuteronomy 31:1 – 30
  9. Ha’azinu
    Give ear
    Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52
  10. V’Zot HaBerachah
    And this is the blessing
    Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12

Holiday Portions

Parsha: Ki Tissa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35)
January 1, 1970
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Ki Tissa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35) Doing Things God’s Way Ki Tissa ???? ???????? (“When You Take up/Carry Out”) Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Ki Tissa, meaning “When you take up” (or carry out, in this...

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Parsha: Vayakhel – Pekudei (Exodus 35:1 – 40:38)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayakhel – Pekudei (Exodus 35:1 – 40:38) The God of Second Chances Vayakhel – Pekudei ????? ??????  (“And he assembled” and “Amount”) – Exodus 35:1-40:38 The parashot (there are two) for this Shabbat are entitled Vayakhel,...

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Parsha: Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26) Prototypes All Vayyikra ??????????? (“And He called out”) Leviticus 1:1-5:26 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Vayyikra, and it begins this, the third book of the Torah, which goes by the same name: Sefer...

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Parsha: Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36) The Antithesis of Minimalism Tzav ??? (“Give the Command!”) Leviticus 6:1 (6:8) – 8:36 The Torah reading for this Shabbat is entitled Tzav, meaning, “Give the command!” and covers Leviticus chapters six...

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Parsha: Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47) The Peril of Self-Willed Religion Shemini ?????????? (“The Eighth”) Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 The parasha this Shabbat is entitled Shemini, meaning “the eighth” and spans Leviticus chapters 9-11. Aaron and his sons...

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Parsha: Tazria – Metzora (Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Tazria – Metzora (Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33) Leprous Ones Tazria – Metzora ????? ?????? (“She gives birth” and “Concerning lepers”) Leviticus 12:1-15:33 Our parashot for this Shabbat (there are two) are entitled Tazria,...

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Parsha: Achrei Mot – Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Achrei Mot - Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27) No Blood = No Atonement Acharei Mot ??????? ???? (“After the death”) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “after the death” and spans Leviticus...

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Parsha: Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–18:30) No Blood = No Atonement Acharei Mot ??????? ???? (“After the death”) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “after the death” and spans Leviticus 16-18....

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Parsha: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27) You Are to be Holy K’dosheem ????????? (“Holy ones”) Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Our parasha this Shabbat is entitled K’dosheem which means “holy ones” and covers Leviticus chapters nineteen and twenty. It opens with these...

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Parsha: Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23) The God Who Pays Attention to Details Emor ????? (“Say it!”) Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23  The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Emor, which means “Say it!” and covers Leviticus chapters 21 through...

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Parsha: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34) Do-Over B’Har ??????? (“On the Mountain”) (Leviticus 25:1-55) This Shabbat’s reading, Leviticus 25, is entitled B’Har, translated “on the mountain”. In it we find the...

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Parsha: Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2) Do-Over B’Har ??????? (“On the Mountain”) (Leviticus 25:1-55) This Shabbat’s reading, Leviticus 25, is entitled B’Har, translated “on the mountain”. In it we find the commandment to...

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Parsha: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34) The Big “IF…” B’chukotai ??????????? (“In My Statutes”) Leviticus 26:3-27:34 How many times have you heard it said that God’s love is unconditional? Maybe you’ve said it yourself.  Now if what you mean by that is...

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Parsha: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)
Topics: parsha, repentance
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) The Yeshiva of Hard Knocks BaMidbar ??????????? (“In the Wilderness”) Numbers 1:1-4:20  The Torah portion for this Shabbat is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness”. It marks the beginning of the book...

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Parsha: Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) The Principle of Separation Naso ?????? (“Lift/Carry/Shlep!”) Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 Rabbi Glenn The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Naso (??????), from the verb meaning “to lift, to take or to...

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Parsha: Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Beha’alotecha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16) Misplaced Loyalty B’ha-alotecha ????????????? (“When You Raise Up”) Numbers 8:1 – 12:16  The Torah reading for this week is B’ha-alotecha, meaning “when you raise up”,...

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Parsha: Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) Super Spies Sh’lach L’cha ??????-???? (“Send Out for Yourself”) Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 The parasha this Shabbat  is called Sh’lach L’cha, meaning “send out for...

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Parsha: Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) Populist Pretense Korach ?????? Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Korach, and covers Numbers chapters 16-18. It is named after the infamous leader of a failed rebellion against Moses and Aaron – one...

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Parsha: Chukat – Balak (Numbers 19:1 – 25:9)
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Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Chukat - Balak (Numbers 19:1 – 25:9) The Terms of Redemption Chukat ??????? (“Statutes”) Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Chukat, meaning “Statute (of the Law)” and covers Numbers 19 – 21. Chapter 19...

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Parsha: Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1)
Author: Glenn Harris

Parsha: Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1) The Terms of Redemption Chukat ??????? (“Statutes”) Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 Our parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Chukat, meaning “Statute (of the Law)” and covers Numbers 19 – 21. Chapter 19 includes...

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