Category: Hebrew Bible

Holidays: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community: Key: Y=Yemenite […]

The Weekly Torah Portion – Parashat ha-Shavua

Shalom everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or “Parashat ha-Shavua,” “parashah,” or “parsha,” is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week in during Jewish prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat […]

The Tanakh – Hebrew Bible

The Tanakh is the canonical collection of 24 Jewish texts that form the Hebrew Bible. The word “Tanakh” is really an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the three major traditional subdivisions of the Hebrew Bible in the Masoretic Text: Torah (“Teaching” or the Five […]