Category: Hebrew Bible

Mo’edim: Weekly Torah Portions – 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 during Israelite prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat afternoon services, […]

Mo’edim: Special Torah Portions for Mo’edim and Holidays

Shalom, everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for mo’edim and holidays, including Festivals and Fast Days, read during an annual cycle on the ecclesiastical lunar calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community: Parashah Torah Haftarah […]

The Tanakh – Hebrew Bible

The Tanakh is the canonical collection of 24 Hebrew 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 […]