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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Chol Hamoed Days of Passover

Chol Hamoed Intermediate Days of Passover

Tonight there is no Torah portion read. We are in the Chol HaMoed days of Passover, which means the intermediate days. Two biblical holidays have intermediate days. Passover is one. What is the other? The answer is Sukkot. Both of these holidays extend for a full week. So tonight we are in the Shabbath of the intermediate days of Passover.

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Tzav (Command) Leviticus (Vayikra 6-8

Torah Portion:  Tzav (Command) (Leviticus) Vayikra 6-8

Haftorah Reading: Jeremiah 7:21-9:24

Tonight we read the Torah portion Tzav or Command. This Torah portion continues with the details of sacrifice and ends with the setting apart of Aaron and his sons for their ministry in the Mishkan.

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Vayikra (And He Called) Lev. 1-5

Torah Portion:  Vayikra (And He Called) (Leviticus) Vayikra 1-5

Haftorah Reading: Isaiah 43:21-44:23

This Torah portion is the first of the third book of the Torah. “Vayikra” translated to English is “And He Called.” This term is usually seen as a term of endearment.  This term is frequently followed by a mission or task that only that person can do. Another example in the Prophets is the book of Samuel where the exact same words are used when G-d calls  Samuel. (I Samuel 3:8)

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