“Terumah” – Heave Offering: תרומה

TORAH: Exodus 25:1-27:19 HAFTARAH: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 GOSPEL: Mark 12:35-44 Portion Summary The nineteenth reading from the Torah is named Terumah (תרומה). In Exodus 25:2, the LORD commanded Moses to “tell the sons of Israel to [take] a contribution for Me.” The word...
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Ancient Staircase Possibly Linked to Second Temple

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a stone structure in the Jerusalem Walls National Park within the City of David archaeological site. The structure has been dated to the era of the Second Temple (349 bce to 70 ce ). The stone structure, in the shape of...
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“Mishpatim” Judgments – משפטים

TORAH: Exodus 21:1-24:18 HAFTARAH: Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26 GOSPEL: Matthew 26:20-30 Portion Summary The eighteenth reading from the Torah is named Mishpatim (משפטים), which means “judgments.” The title comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading,...
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Check out our February 2018 | Shevat-Adar 5778 Calendar!

Check out our February 2018 | Shevat-Adar 5778 calendar to find out what is happening this month at Beth Shechinah! February 2018 | Shevat-Adar 5778 Calendar Download
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Yitro – “Jethro” יתרו

TORAH: Exodus 18:1-20:23 HAFTARAH: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6 GOSPEL: Matthew 19:16-26 Portion Summary The seventeenth reading from the Torah is named Yitro (יתרו), which is the literal Hebrew behind the name Jethro. The title comes from the first words of the first verse of the...
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Beshalach “When He Sent” – בשלח

TORAH: Exodus 13:17-17:16 HAFTARAH: Judges 4:4-5:31 GOSPEL: Matt 14:22-33 Portion Summary The sixteenth reading from the Torah is named Beshalach (בשלח), which means “When he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which can be literally translated...
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Bo Come — בוא

TORAH: Exodus 10:1-13:16 HAFTARAH: Jeremiah 46:13-28 GOSPEL: John 19:31-37 Portion Summary The fifteenth reading from the Torah is named Bo (בוא), which means “Come.” The title comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading, which say, “Then the...
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VIDEO: You’ve Never Seen Israel Like This Before

Talented video producers post stunning clip of Israel in all its glory following recent visit: In October 2017 some of great video producers (RCMotions) traveled to Israel. This video shows something of the beautiful nature and culture of this special country. Source and video
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Israel Encounters Problem with African Migrants

In a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the North American Jewish community’s most prominent leaders urged the Israeli leader to backtrack on his plans to deport tens of thousands of African migrants. The letter reads, in part: “The government of Israel...
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Va’era “I appeared” – וארא

TORAH: Exodus 6:2-9:35 HAFTARAH: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 GOSPEL: Luke 11:14-22 Portion Summary The second reading from the book of Exodus and fourteenth reading from the Torah is named Va’era (וארא), which means “And I appeared.” The title comes from the first words...
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