Parasha for the Week:  Vayetsei: Genesis 28:10 – 32:13
Haftarah for the Week:  Hosea 11:7 – 14:10
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 11:27 – 12:6

Overview
Fleeing from Esav, Yaakov sets out for Charan, the home of his mother's family.
Yaakov Arrives at Bethel, Hebrew word meaning House of God.
He sleeps there and dreams of angels going up and down a ladder between Heaven and earth. G-d promises that he will found a great nation and that he will enjoy Divine protection.

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Parasha for the Week: Toldot Genesis 25:19 – 28:9
Haftarah for the Week: Malachi 1:1 – 2:7
Besorat Yeshua: Mark 11:15 - 25

Overview
After 20 years of marriage, Yitzchak’s prayers are answered, and Rivka conceives twins.  The pregnancy is extremely painful. G-d reveals to Rivka that the suffering is a microcosmic prelude to the worldwide conflict that will rage between the two great nations descended from these twins.

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weeklyParasha for the Week: Chaya Sarah Genesis 23:1 – 25:18
Haftarah for the Week: 1 Kings 1:1 - 31
Besorat Yeshua: Mark 11:1 - 14

Overview
Sarah, Mother of the Jewish People, passes on at age 127.
After mourning and eulogizing her, Avraham seeks to bury her in the Cave of Machpela.

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Parasha for the Week: Vayera: Gen:18:1 – 22:24
Haftarah for the Week: 2 Kings 4:1 - 37
Apostolic Writings: Mark 10:41 - 52

Overview:
Three days after performing the brit-mila “circumcision” on himself, Abraham is visited by G-d. Three angels appear in human form to Abraham. Abraham rushes to show them hospitality by bringing them into his tent, despite this most painful time after the operation.

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Parasha for the Week:  Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1 - 17:27
Aftarah for the Week:  Isaiah 40:27 - 41:16
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 10:28 - 40

Overview
Ten generations have passed since Noach. Man has descended spiritually.
In the year 1948 from Creation, Avram is born. By observing the world, Avram comes to recognize G-d's existence, and thus merits that G-d appear to him.
At the beginning of this weeks Torah portion G-d tells Avram to leave his land, his relatives and his father's house and travel to an unknown land where G-d will make him into a great nation.
Avram leaves, taking with him his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, their servants, and those whom they converted to faith in G-d.

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Parasha for the Week: Noach:  Genesis 6:9 - 11:32
Aftarah for the Week:  Isaiah 54:1 - 55:5
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 10:17 - 27

Overview
It is ten generations since the creation of the first human.
Adam's descendants have corrupted the world with immorality, idolatry and robbery, and G-d resolves to bring a flood which will destroy all the earth's inhabitants except for the righteous Noach, his family and sufficient animals to re-populate the earth.

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There is no reading of the regular Parasha this Shabbat because it is the feast of Sukkoth and there are special readings for the week.
Here are the reading for this period of feast:

1st Day: September 24
Torah: Leviticus 22:26-23:44
Maftir: Numbers 29:12-16
Haftara: Zechariah 14:1-21

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Parasha for the Week: Haazinu: Deut:32:1 - 30
Haftarah for the Week: Hosea 14:2 – 10; Joel 2:15 – 27; Micah 7:18 - 20
Apostolic Writings: 1 Corinthians 10:14 - 22

Overview:

Almost all of Ha’azinu is a song or a poem, written in the Torah in two parallel columns. Moshe summons the heavens and the earth to stand as eternal witnesses to what will happen if the Jewish People sin and do not obey the Torah.

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