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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.

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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Ki Tisa (When You Take) Exodus Sh'mot 30-34

Our portion begins with G-d’s instructions to Moshe about counting the people of Israel. It also contains the infamous, “golden calf” section when the people demand of Aaron to make for them a god. We read of the setting aside of Shabbat before the constuction of the Mishkan.

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Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Sh'mot/Exodus 27-30

Torah Portion: Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) Sh’mot Exodus 27-30

HafTorah:  Ezekiel 43:10-27

This week our Torah portion is Tetzaveh and it covers the clothing worn by the priests as they carried out their duties before the L-rd in the Mishkan and ends with the Incense Altar, its construction, and how to do the burning of incense on the altar.

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