What is Shavuot?

What is Shavuot?

Today we say that it is the giving of the Torah or the ten words or the ten commandments. But the Torah does not say that this is Shavuot.

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Parsha Bamidbar

Parsha Bamidbar

Bamidbar / Num. 1:1-4:20

Haftarah: Hoshea 1:10-2:20

Brit Hadashah: Matittiyahu / Mt. 4:1-17

Bamidbar means “in the steppe of” or “in the desert of“.

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Parashat Bechukotai

Parashat Bechukotai

Vayikrá / Lev. 26:3 – 27:34

Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Brit Hadashah: Matittiyahu / Mt. 16:20-28

Bechukotai signifies “in my statutes“.

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Parashat Kedoshim

Parashat Kedoshim

Vayikrah / Lev. 19:1 – 20:27

Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15

Brit Hadashah: Mark 12:28-34

Kedoshim means “saints”; “separate”; “set-apart”.

Summary of our parashat

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Parashat Acharei mot

Parashat Acharei mot

Vayikrah / Lev. 16:1 – 18:30

Haftarah: Yechezkel / Ezekiel 22:1-19

Brit Hadashah: Matittiyahu / Mt. 15:10-20; Mark 12:28-34

Acharei mot means After death.

Summary of Parsha Acharei Mot

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Parashat Tazria

Parashat Tazria

Vayikrah/ Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59

HaftaráYekhezkel / Ez. 45:16 – 46:18

Shabbat Hachodesh: Shemot / Ex. 12:1-20

Brit Hadashah/Covenant Renewed: Peter 2:4-10

Tazria means “she conceives

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