Welcome to Tazria-Metzora (She Conceives and Infected One), this week’s
double Torah portion. These two portions of Torah are combined to accommodate
the number of Sabbaths this year. They will be read in synagogues around the
world during the Shabbat (Saturday) service.
Conceives) / Metzora (Infected One)
12:1–15:33; 2 Kings 4:42–5:19, 7:3–20; Luke 5:12–31
“The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the
people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives (bears seed) and bears a male
child, then she shall be unclean [
Shabbat shalom during Pesach!
Because this Shabbat (Sabbath)
falls during Chag
HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), a
special reading is inserted into the regular Torah reading cycle.
On this weekend as many
Christians are also celebrating the resurrection of the Messiah Jesus (Yeshua),
it is fitting to recall the physical redemption of the Jewish people from
We know you will be blessed as
you discover the Jewish roots of your faith in the King of Kings and Lord of
Welcome to this week’s reading
of the Torah portion called Tzav (Command!).
Because this Shabbat is just
before Passover, which starts on Monday evening, it is called Shabbat HaGadol (Great Shabbat), and a special
Haftarah portion from Malachi is read that speaks of the coming of Messiah.
6:1–8:36; Malachi 3:4–3:24; 1 Corinthians 15:1–58
“The LORD said to Moses: ‘Command [Tzav צַו] Aaron and his sons, saying: This is the law of the
Welcome to Vayikra (And He
Called), our study of the portion of Torah that will be read
in synagogues around the world this Shabbat (Saturday).
VAYIKRA (And He
1:1–5:26; Isaiah 43:21–44:23; Hebrews 9:1–28
“The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the
tent of meeting.” (Leviticus 1:1)
Last week, Parasha Pekudei was
the final Torah portion in the book of Exodus.
Shabbat, we begin studying the Book of Leviticus. In Hebrew, Leviticus is called