Torah Parasha Schedule

The Parasha is a schedule of reading the Torah in a three year period. Many synagogues do so on a one year cycle, but the practice in the time of Yeshua was a 3 year cycle, to which Bat-Tzion has returned. This is not expressly commanded, but is a custom, and one that Yeshua also yielded to, and demonstrated was even prophetic. Since the schedule is the same each year, the portion being read at any given time of year will always be the same year to year. There is a “portion”, [which is what Parasha means] of Torah read on each Shabbat, a portion of the Prophets, called “haftarah,” which means 'parting,' and for Messianic Jews, a portion of the Brit Khadashah [Renewed Covenant, its scriptures] is also read. Each portion has its own name, such as “B’resheet,” the first portion, getting its name from the first word in the portion, “In the beginning.”

In Messiah’s time, it becomes clear that the custom of Torah and Haftarah reading was in place, though we cannot know precisely what their Haftarah divisions were to the verse. But, we see the practice as He approached the Bimah to read and the Yesha-Yahu [Isaiah] scroll was handed to him, suggesting that it was time to read from the Isaiah scroll! We believe it was, as Yeshua read a prophecy about Himself when He read! [ Luke 4:16 ]. This was, in all likelihood, the anniversary of His birth, as the custom is that one reads from the Bimah on the anniversary of his birth. Ezra and Nehemiah and the other prophets of their day established a reading schedule, which ensures that if a person attends the Synagogue regularly, he will hear the whole Torah over a period of time, repeatedly for the rest of his life. Ya’akov [James] also alludes to this in Acts 15:21, “For Moshe is read each Shabbat in the Synagogues.” This is what the goal was: to make sure everyone heard/read the Torah completely!

At Bat-Tzion, we do not read the full portion in the Synagogue, but task our members to do so during the week, as we all now have Torah scrolls in our homes! [Bibles]. In the time of Messiah, they did not, so this was the only way to hear/study the Word.

The important part of the Parasha custom is that it is done together. Rebellious people tend to think they do not need the guidance of community, and reject a schedule, as well as other customs which are meant to unify us and give us identity. But, Israel is seen as one man!

Exodus 4:22 “Israel [ the nation ] is my firstborn Son”.

Psalm 133 “Behold, How good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in perfect oneness.” This is the same concept mentioned in the Shabbat command, of keeping the Sabbath in “all your dwellings [settlements].” What better place to dwell together than in His Word!

Ezra 3:1 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.

A similar event occurs in the Brit Khadashah:

Acts 2:1 “And when the day of Shavuot was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”

There are hundreds of scriptures that speak about unity/unison, crying out in one voice, et cetera, in both “Old and New” testaments. Unity in prayer and in reading, therefore, is not about losing self-identity and autonomy, but recognizing that we are not our own, that we are bought at a price from slavery just as Israel, and that we are part of something greater than the individual. The parasha gets us focused on the Torah together, but leaves us room as individuals to “glean” from the Ruakh what Abba [The Father] would speak. It is indeed a beautiful picture, since we are indeed individuals who are part of one body.

And Messiah honored the custom while He was in Israel.

The Haftarah sections are readings from the Prophets. Ma'aseh HaShlikhim-Acts 13:27 show us that these were also read each Shabbat:

“For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets, which are read every Yom Shabbat….

These readings may differ somewhat according to differing traditions.

The Brit Khadashah readings were established according to subject content and added at a later date, and may differ from teacher to teacher.

The lunar calendar determines the months for Yisrael, which establishes the annual reading cycle as well. The month of the Aviv (first month) determines when the year begins, which means the seasons must be kept in their proper time. For the barley must be ripe for the wave sheaf offering, after the first day of unleavened bread. The extra month of Adar (to expand) is added in the leap year which can be about every third or fourth year. This is determined by the concurrent Aviv and New Moon. If the Aviv and New Moon do not occur together after the 12th moon, second Adar is added, hence a thirteenth moon. By following this calendar we maintain the seasons in their Moedim [appointed times.] This method adds 4 to 5 Shabbatot in the “leap year,” and you may see notes in some of the parashot indicating their individual or combined readings.

Bat-Tzion follows the triennial cycle, so the parashot listed below are further broken up into thirds. Currently, we are in the first Kriyah (rending), the first year of the cycle. [We are in our first cycle of 3 years]

Torah parasha Blessing before reading:

Blessed are You, O hvhy our Elohim, King of the universe, Who has chosen us from all peoples and has given us His Torah. Blessed are You, hvhy , Giver of the Torah.

After the readings:

Blessed are You, O hvhy our Elohim, King of the universe, who has given us Instructions of truth and faithful prophets, and planted eternal life in our midst, Blessed are you hvhy , Giver of the Torah. It is a Tree of Life to those who take hold of it, and blessed are those who support its ways. All its ways are ways of pleasantness and all its paths are peace. hvhy was pleased, for the sake of His Righteousness, to render the Torah GREAT and GLORIOUS.

The Parasha Schedule Chart is currently being updated. This notice will be removed when completed.
Brit Khadashah Portions for this week are updated and the rest will be updated with new references soon.

Torah Parashot
(Direction Portions)
Haftarah Parashot
(Parting Portions)
Brit Khadashah
(Renewed Covenant)
Week
Num
Parashat (Meaning) Scripture Ref. Nevi-im (Prophets) / Ketuvim (Writings) Accounts and Letters
(01) B’resheet
(In the beginning)
1st Shabbat after Sukkot
Genesis
1:1-2:3
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 42:5-43:10
Yokhanan (John) 1:1-18
(02) Noakh
(Rest)
Genesis
6:9-8:14
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 54:1-55:5
MattitYahu (Matthew) 24:36-44
Luka (Luke) 1:5-80
(03) Lekh L’kha
(Get yourself out)
Genesis
12:1-13:18
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 40:27-41:16
Romim (Matthew) 3:19-5:6
MattitYahu (Matthew) 1:1-17
(04) VaYera
(He appeared)
Genesis
18:1-33
Melakhim Bet (2nd Kings) 4:1-37
Ya-akov (James) 2:14-24
Luka (Luke) 2:1-38
(05) Khayei Sarah
(Life of Sarah)
Genesis
23:1-24:9
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 1:1-31
MattitYahu (Matthew) 2:1-23; 8:19-22
Luka (Luke) 9:57-62
(06) Toledot
(History)
Genesis
25:19-26:22
Malakhi (Malachi) 1:1-2:7
Romim (Romans) 9:6-16
Luka (Luke) 3:1-18
(07) Vayetze
(He went out)
Genesis
28:10-30:13
Hoshea (Hosea) 12:13-14:10
Yokhanan (John) 1:43-51
MattitYahu (Matthew) 3:13-4:11
(08) Vayishlakh
(He sent)
Genesis
32:4-33:20
OvadYah (Obadiah) 1:1-21
Korinti'im Alef (1st Corinthians) 5:1-13
Yokhanan (John) 1:19-2:12
(09) Vayeshev
(He continued living)
Genesis
37:1-37:36
Ahmos (Amos) 2:6-3:8
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 7:9-16
Yokhanan (John) 2:13-4:42
(10) Miketz
(At the end)
Genesis
41:1-41:52
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 3:15-4:1
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 7:37-50
Luka (Luke) 4:16-31
(11) Vayigash
(He approached)
Genesis
44:18-45:27
Yekhezki'El (Ezekiel) 37:15-28
Yokhanan (John) 10:11-19
Yokhanan (John) 4:16-31
(12) Vayekhi
(He lived)
Genesis
47:28-48:22
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 2:1-12
Luka (Luke) 4:31-5:11
Ivrim (Hebrews) 11:21-22
(13) Sh'mot
(Exodus)
Exodus
1:1-2:25
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 27:6-29:23
Luka (Luke) 5:12-39
Yokhanan (John) 17:1-26
(14) Va'Erah
(I appeared)
Exodus
6:2-7:7
Yekhezki'El (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21
Romim (Romans) 9:14-17
Korinti'im Bet (2nd Corinthians) 6:14-7:1
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 12:1-14
(15) Bo
(Come)
Exodus
10:1-11:3
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-28
Hitgalut (Revelation) 19:1-16
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 3:7-19
(16) B'Shalakh
(After he sent)
(Shabbat Shirah)
Exodus
13:17-15:26
Shophtim (Judges) 4:4-5:31
Hitgalut (Revelation) 15:1-8
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 5:1-48
(17) Yitro
(Jethro)
Exodus
18:1-18:27
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 6:1-7:14
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 9:5-9:6
Timoteus Alef (1st Timothy) 3:1-13
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 6:1-8:1
(18) Mishpatim
(Rulings / Justices' judgments)
Exodus
21:1-22:3
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 31:30-34
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 34:8-22
Luka (Luke) 7:1-8:3
Ivrim (Hebrews) 9:15-22
(19) Terumah
(Contribution)
Exodus
25:1-25:40
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 5:12-6:13
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 13:1-53
Ivrim (Hebrews) 8:1-13
(20) Tetzaveh
(You are to order)
Exodus
27:20-28:30
Yekhezki'El (Ezekiel) 43:10-27
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 4:35-5:43
Filipim (Philippians) 4:10-20
(21) Ki Tissa
(When you take)
Exodus
30:11-31:17
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 18:1-39
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 9:35-11:1
Korinti'im Bet (2nd Corinthians) 3:1-8
(22) VaYak'hel
(He assembled)
Exodus
35:1-36:19
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 7:40-50
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 6:14-29
Ivrim (Hebrews) 9:1-14
(23) Pekudei
(Accounts)
Exodus
38:21-39:21
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 7:51-8:21
Yokhanan (John) 6:1-71
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 1:1-11
(24) VaYikra
(Leviticus)
He called
Leviticus
1:1-2:16
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23
Romim (Romans) 8:1-13
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 7:1-30
(25) Tzav
(Give an order)
Leviticus
6:1-7:10
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 7:21-8:3
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 9:22-23
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 7:31-8:38
Romim (Romans) 12:1-8
(26) Sh'mini
(Eighth)
Leviticus
9:1-10:11
Shmu'el Bet (2nd Samuel) 6:1-7:17
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 7:1-23
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 9:1-13
(27) Tazria
(She conceives)
Leviticus
12:1-13:39
Melakhim Bet (2nd Kings) 4:42-5:19
MattitYahu (Matthew) 8:1-4
Luka (Luke) 17:11-19
(28) M'tzora
(Person with Tzara’at/Leprosy)
Leviticus
14:1-14:32
Melakhim Bet (2nd Kings) 7:3-20
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 5:24-34
(29) Akharei Mot
(After the death)
Leviticus
16:1-17:7
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 52:13-53:1-12
Ivrim (Hebrews) 7:23-10:25
(30) Kedoshim
(Set-apart people)
Leviticus
19:1-19:37
Yekhezki'El (Ezekiel) 22:1-19
Ahmos (Amos) 9:7-15
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 15:1-21
(31) Emor
(Speak)
Leviticus
21:1-22:16
Yekhezki'El (Ezekiel) 44:15-31
Kolossim (Colossians) 2:11-23
(32) B'Har
(On [the] mount)
Leviticus
25:1-25:38
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 32:6-27
Luka (Luke) 4:16-21
Galatim (Galatians) 5:1-13
(33) B'khukotai
(By My Khukim/Laws)
Leviticus
26:3-27:15
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 16:19-17:14
Efisim (Ephesians) 2:11-19
(34) BaMidbar
(Numbers)
In the wilderness
Numbers
1:1-1:54
Hoshea (Hosea) 2:1-22
Hitgalut (Revelation) 7:1 - 17
(35) Naso
(Take)
Numbers
4:21-5:10
Shophtim (Judges) 13:2-25
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 21:17-32
(36) B'Ha-alot'kha
(When you set up)
Numbers
8:1-9:14
Zekharyah (Zechariah) 2:14-4:7
Ivrim (Hebrews) 4:1-16
(37) Sh'lakh L'kha
(Send on your behalf)
Numbers
13:1-14:7
Y’hoshua (Joshua) 2:1-24
Ivrim (Hebrews) 3:6-19
(38) Korakh
(Korakh)
Numbers
16:1-17:15
Sh'mu-El Aleph (1st Samuel) 11:14-12:22
Y'hudah (Jude) 1-25
(39) Khukat
(Statute/Ordinance)
Numbers
19:1-20:21
Shophtim (Judges) 11:1-33
Yokhanan (John) 3:9-21
(40) Balak
(Balak)
Numbers
22:2-22:38
Mikah (Micah) 5:6-6:8
Kefa Bet (2nd Peter) 2:1-22
(41) Pinkhas
(Pinkhas)
Numbers
25:10-26:51
Melakhim Aleph (1st Kings) 18:46-19:21
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 2:1-21
(42) Matot
(Tribes)
Numbers
30:1-31:54
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 1:1-2:3
MattitYahu (Matthew) 5:33-37
(43) Masei
(Journeys pull up to travel)
Numbers
33:1-33:49
YirmiYahu (Jeremiah) 2:4-4:2
Ya-akov (James) 4:1-12
(44) D'varim
(Words)
Deuteronomy
1:1-2:1
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 1:1-27
Yokhanan (John) 15:1-11
(45) Va'Etkhanan
(I plead)
Deuteronomy
3:23-5:18
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 40:1-26
MattitYahu (Matthew) 4:1-11
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 12:28-34
(46) Ekev
(Because)
Deuteronomy
7:12-9:3
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 49:14-51:3
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 52:1-15
Luka (Luke) 4:1-13
(47) Re'eh
(Behold)
Deuteronomy
11:26-12:28
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 44:11-45:5
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 54:11-55:5
Yokhanan Alef (1st John) 2:18-25
Yokhanan Alef (1st John) 4:1-6
(48) Shoftim
(Judges)
Deuteronomy
16:18-21:9
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 9:1-6
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 49:1-6; 51:12-52:12
Ma'Asei HaShlikhim (Acts [of] The Apostles) 7:35-60
(49) Ki Tetze
(When you go out)
Deuteronomy
21:10-23:7
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 54:1-10
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 40:1-11
Yokhanan-Markos ([John-] Mark) 1:1-15
(50) Ki Tavo
(When you come)
Deuteronomy
26:1-27:10
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 60:1-22
MattitYahu (Mathew) 13:1-23
(51) Nitzavim
(Standing)
Deuteronomy
29:9-30:3
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 61:10-63:9
Romim (Romans) 9:30-10:13
(52) VaYelekh
(And he went)
Deuteronomy
30:4-30:14
YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 55:6-56:8
Hoshea (Hosea) 14:2-10
Ivrim (Hebrews) 13:5-8
MattitYahu (Matthew) 28:16-20
(53) Ha'azinu
(Give ear / Hear)
Deuteronomy
32:1-32:52
Yo-El (Joel) 2:15-27
Sh'mu-El 2nd Samuel 22:1-51
Romim (Romans) 10:14-21
(P1) Pesakh
(Passover)
High Holy Days
Exodus
12:21-51
Yehoshua (Joshua) 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27
Mattit-Yahu (Matthew) 26-28 (spec. 26:17-32)
(P2) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
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(P3) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
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(P4) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
(P5) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
(P6) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
(P7) Pesakh
(Passover)
Parasha Schedule
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
High Holy Days (Parasha Schedule)
(SW) Khag Sukkot
(Festival of Tabernacles)
Weekly Shabbat
Exodus
33:12-34:26
Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:17-31
Hitgalut (Revelation) 21:1-27
(SA) V'Zot Ha'Berakhah
(And by the Blessing)
Annual Sukkot Shabbat
Simkhat Torah
Deuteronomy
33:1-34:12
Yehoshua (Joshua) 1:1-18
MattitYahu (Matthew) 17:1-9
Yehudah (Judah/James) 1:8-9

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