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In Jewish services, a Parsha or Parshah, פרשה, meaning "Portion" in Hebrew, is the weekly Torah reading text selection. It is also known as the Parshat HaShavuah ("Weekly Portion") or the Sidra. The plural is Parshiot. Each Parsha usually takes its name from the first unique word or words in the Hebrew text. Jewish services are the prayers recited as part of observance of Judaism. ... Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than 6 million people, mainly in Israel, the West Bank, the United States and by Jewish communities around the world. ... Torah reading (in Hebrew: Kriat HaTorah or Reading [of] the Torah) has followed a steady pattern for the past two thousand years following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and is still practiced by Orthodox Judaism and its adherents. ...

Table of Parshiot

The following are the 54 weekly Torah portions. They are usually read in an annual cycle, beginning and ending on the Holiday of Simchat Torah. The lunisolar Hebrew calendar contains up to 54 weeks, the exact number varying between leap years and regular years. In years with less than 54 weeks, some readings are combined to achieve the needed number of weekly readings. In the table, parshiot which may be combined with the subsequent portion are marked with an asterisk. Torah (תורה) is a Hebrew word meaning teaching, instruction, or law. ... Simchat Torah (שמחת תורה) is a Hebrew term which means rejoicing with/of the Torah. It is a festivity that takes place on the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret, or Eighth (day) of Assembly, which falls immediately after the 7-day holiday of Sukkot in the autumn (mid- to late-October). ... A lunisolar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. ... This figure, in a detail of a medieval Hebrew calendar, reminded Jews of the palm branch (Lulav), the myrtle twigs, the willow branches, and the citron (Etrog) to be held in the hand and to be brought to the synagogue during the holiday of sukkot, near the end of the...

Book Parsha Name Parsha Portion
Bereishit (Genesis) Bereishit, בראשית Gen. 1:1-6:8
Noach, נח 6:9-11:32
Lech-Lecha, לך לך 12:1-17:27
Vayeira, וירא 18:1-22:24
Chayei Sarah, חיי שרה 23:1-25:18
Toledot, תולדות 25:19-28:9
Vayetze, ויצא 28:10-32:3
Vayishlach, וישלח 32:4-36:43
Vayeshev, וישב 37:1-40:23
Miketz, מקץ 41:1-44:17
Vayigash, ויגש 44:18-47:27
Vayechi, ויחי 47:28-50:26
Shemot (Exodus) Shemot, שמות Ex. 1:1-6:1
Va'eira, וארא 6:2-9:35
Bo, בא 10:1-13:16
Beshalach, בשלח 13:17-17:16
Yitro, יתרו 18:1-20:23
Mishpatim, משפטים 21:1-24:18
Terumah, תרומה 25:1-27:19
Tetzaveh, תצווה 27:20-30:10
Ki Tisa, כי תשא 30:11-34:35
*Vayak'hel, ויקהל 35:1-38:20
Pekudei, פקודי 38:21-40:38
Vayikra (Leviticus) Vayikra, ויקרא Lev. 1:1-5:26
Tzav, צו 6:1-8:36
Shemini, שמיני 9:1-11:47
*Tazria, תזריע 12:1-13:59
Metzora, מצורע 14:1-15:33
*Acharei, אחרי מות 16:1-18:30
Kedoshim, קדושים 19:1-20:27
Emor, אמור 21:1-24:23
*Behar, בהר 25:1-26:2
Bechukotai, בחוקותי 26:3-27:34
Bamidbar (Numbers) Bamidbar, במדבר Num. 1:1-4:20
Naso, נשא 4:21-7:89
Behaalotecha, בהעלותך 8:1-12:16
Shlach, שלח לך 13:1-15:41
Korach, קרח 16:1-18:32
*Chukat, חקת 19:1-22:1
Balak, בלק 22:2-25:9
Pinchas, פנחס 25:10-30:1
*Matot, מטות 30:2-32:42
Massei, מסעי 33:1-36:13
Devarim (Deuteronomy) Devarim, דברים Deut. 1:1-3:22
Va'etchanan, ואתחנן 3:23-7:11
Eikev, עקב 7:12-11:25
Re'eh, ראה 11:26-16:17
Shoftim, שופטים 16:18-21:9
Ki Teitzei, כי תצא 21:10-25:19
Ki Tavo, כי תבוא 26:1-29:8
*Nitzavim, ניצבים 29:9-30:20
Vayelech, וילך 31:1-31:30
Haazinu, האזינו 32:1-32:52
V'Zot HaBerachah, וזאת הברכה 33:1-34:12

Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ... Miketz or Mikeitz (Hebrew for “at the end,” the second word – and first distinctive word – of the parshah) is the tenth weekly parshah or portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. ... Exodus is the second book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and also the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), and Christian Old Testament. ... Jethro (יִתְרוֹ His excellence/posterity, Standard Hebrew Yitro, Tiberian Hebrew Yiṯrô) is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. ... Terumah is a Hebrew word signifying gift, offering or donation. Historically, the Israelites would submit this tithe to the Kohanim during the times of the Temple in Jerusalem . ... Leviticus is the third book of the Hebrew Bible, also the third book in the Torah (five books of Moses). ... Leviticus is the third book of the Hebrew Bible, also the third book in the Torah (five books of Moses). ... Tzaraas (tzaraat, tsaraas, tsaraat; Hebrew צרעת) was a disease mentioned in Tanach and other Jewish sources, starting in Leviticus chapters 13–14. ... Kodshim (קדשים, Holy Things) is the fifth order in the Mishna (also the Tosefta and Talmud). ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Species Naso annulatus Naso brachycentron Naso brevirostris Naso caesius Naso hexacanthus Naso lituratus Naso maculatus Naso unicornis Naso vlamingi For the Ancient Roman author, see Ovid. ... People named Korah or Kórach (קֹרַח Baldness; ice; hail; frost, Standard Hebrew Qóraḥ, Tiberian Hebrew Qōraḥ) in the Bible: One of Esaus sons. ... Balak was king of Moab around 1200 BC. When the Israelites reached Moab, Balak ordered Balaam, a prophet, to curse Israel. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... Matos (Matot) is a section of the Torah (Parsha). ... Masei is a section of the Torah (Parsha). ... Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible. ... Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible. ...

See also

Cantillation (Hebrew: ta`amei ha-mikra or just te`amim; Yiddish trope is also commonly used in English) comprises special signs or marks in the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh) which complement the letters and vowel points. ... The haftarah (haftara, haphtara, haphtarah, Hebrew הפטרה‎; plural haftarot, haftaros, haphtarot, haphtaros) is a text selected from the books of Neviim (The Prophets) that is read publicly in the synagogue after the reading of the Torah on each Sabbath, as well as on Jewish festivals and fast days. ... Humash or Chumash (Hebrew: חומש) is one name given to the Pentateuch in Judaism. ... 11th century Targum Tanakh [תנ״ך] (also Tanach or Tenach) is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. ... A tikkun is a necessary book one would use when learning to chant a certain portion of the Torah. ... Torah reading (in Hebrew: Kriat HaTorah or Reading [of] the Torah) has followed a steady pattern for the past two thousand years following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and is still practiced by Orthodox Judaism and its adherents. ... Sefer Torah Sefer Torah (in Hebrew: Book [of] Torah) (plural: sifrei Torah) is a specially hand-written copy of the Torah or Pentateuch, which is the holiest book within Judaism and venerated by Jews. ...

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meidan (1556 words)
In fact, the dominant theme of these two parshiot is the need to remember the exodus: "And you shall say to your son on that day, 'For this God did for me when I went out of Egypt'" (ibid.
Hence, in short, two parshiot of tefillin deal with the exodus, and the other two with the purpose of God's nation: acceptance of the yoke of Heaven, Torah, mitzvot and Eretz Yisrael.
Just as two parshiot of tefillin deal with the exodus while the other two deal with God's Kingship and mitzvot, so too the mitzva of mezuza has a dual aspect.
Tefillin Parshiot Page (325 words)
This is because of the amount of time and meticulous work that is involved in producing a set of Kosher Parshiot.
The Parshiot consist of 8 handwritten paragraphs from the Torah.
The details of the laws involved in writing Parshios are too complex for this document, but I will elaborate on just two areas of law which pertain to the writing of the Parshiot.
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