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 […]

Hebrew Calendar: The Months of the Year

Shalom everyone! The Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar used by the House of Israel to determine the dates of mo’edim (appointed times), Torah readings and other sacred and cultural observances. The calendar is “lunisolar” because the months of the calendar are based on lunar months (with each new […]

Hebrew Calendar: The Days of the Week

  Shalom everyone! On the Hebrew calendar, a week is a cycle of seven days, which mirrors the account of the seven-day period of the World’s creation found in Genesis (Bereshit) 1:1 – 2:3. The names of the days of the week correspond to the day number upon […]

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 […]

Welcome to!

Shalom world! Welcome to, a blog created to facilitate the return of the Erverh (African/Hebrew) people to the path of correct relationship with the Creator of the Universe through Torah. In African culture, a totem serves as a emblem or symbol of a group of people such as […]