Torah Portions

On this page, you will find each week's Torah portion broken down into daily readings. in addition to this, you will also see the haftarah reading from the Prophets and Writings as well as a reading from the New Testament.

Torah Portion: 

Tetzaveh

February 

18th-24th, 2024

Daily Readings:

Sunday: Exodus 27:20-28:12

Monday: Exodus 28:13-30

Tuesday: Exodus 28:31-43

Wednesday: Exodus 29:1-18

Thursday: Exodus 29:19-37

Friday: Exodus 29:38-46

Sabbath: Exodus 30:1-10

Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-27

Gospels: Matthew 5:13-20

Summary:

Tetzaveh means "you shall command". It is all about the construction of the tabernacle, the lights that need to be lit continually, and the Aaronic priesthood that serves in the tabernacle while Israel is in the wilderness.

Torah Portion: Mishpatim

Feb 4-10, 2024

Daily Readings:

Sunday: Exodus 21:1 - 19           

Monday: Exodus 21:20 – 22:3        

Tuesday: Exodus 22:4 - 26

Wednesday: Exodus 22:27 – 23:5

Thursday:  Exodus 23:6 – 19         

Friday:  Exodus 23:20 – 25                

Saturday: Exodus 23:26 – 24:18

Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24

Gospels: Mark 9:40-50

Summary:

This week's Torah portion is Mishpatim, Hebrew for "judgements". God is entering into covenant with the people of Israel and teaching them how to deal with one another, honoring one another as fellow servants in the family of the Lord.

God also sends a messenger ahead of his people to guard the people to get them into the holy land.

Torah Portion: Shemot

Dec. 31 - Jan. 6th 2024

Daily Readings:

Sunday: Exodus 1:1-17

Monday: Exodus 1:18-2:10

Tuesday: Exodus 2:11-25

Wednesday: Exodus 3:1-15

Thursday: Exodus 3:16-4:17

Friday: Exodus 4:18-31

Sabbath: Exodus 5:1-6:1

Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23

Gospels: Matthew 2:1-12

Summary:

We begin reading the scroll of Exodus starting with the portion Shemot, Hebrew for "the names of". It is slam-packed with stories you're familiar with:

1. Moses being sent down the river to be raised in pharaoh's house

2. Moses' killing of an Egyptian and fleeing to Midian

3. Moses' first encounter with the God of Israel

4. The promise that God would deliver his people from Egypt.

Torah Portion: Vayechi

Dec. 24th-30th 2023

Daily Readings:

Sunday: Genesis 47:28-48:9

Monday: Genesis 48:10-16

Tuesday: Genesis 48:17-22

Wednesday: Genesis 49:1-18

Thursday: Genesis 49:19-26

Friday: Genesis 49:27-50:20

Sabbath: Genesis 50:21-26

Haftarah: 1 Kings 2:1-12

Gospels: John 13:1-19

Summary:

This week's Torah portion is Vayechi, Hebrew for "and he lived". This is the last portion from the scroll of Genesis. Jacob provides each of his sons with a blessing with future significance. At the end of the portion, both Jacob and Joseph die, which sets the stage for Israel's eventual rescue from Egypt when a pharaoh arises that "doesn't know Joseph"


Sources for our readings

  1. Weekly breakdowns and Haftarah readings: https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/

  2. New Testament readings: https://ffoz.org/torahportions