Parasha for the Week: Bo: Exodus 10:1 - 13:16
Haftarah for the Week: Jeremiah 46:13 - 28
Besorat Yeshua: Mark 14:32 - 44

Overview

G-d tells Moshe that He is hardening Pharaoh’s heart so that through miraculous plagues the world will know for all time that He is the one true G-d.
Pharaoh is warned about the plague of locusts and is told how severe it will be. Pharaoh agrees to release only the men, but Moshe insists that everyone must go. During the plague, Pharaoh calls for Moshe and Aharon to remove the locusts, and he admits he has sinned.

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Parasha for the Week: Va'era: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35
Haftarah for the Week: Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21
Apostolic Writings: Revelation 16

Overview:
G-d tells Moshe to inform the people of Israel that He is going to take them out of Egypt. However, they do not listen.
G-d commands Moshe to go to Pharaoh and ask him to free his people.
Although Aharon shows Pharaoh a sign by turning a staff into a snake, Pharaoh’s magi-cians copy the sign, emboldening Pharaoh to refuse the request.

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Parasha for the Week: Shemot: Exodus 1:1 – 50:26
Haftarah for the Week: Isaiah 27:6 – 29:23 (Ashkenazim
Haftarah for the Week: Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 – (Sephardim)
Besorat Yeshua: Matthew 8:10

Overview:
The Book of Shemot (Exodus) chronicles the creation of the nation of Israel from the descendants of Yaakov.
At the beginning of this week’s Parasha, Pharaoh, fearing the population explosion of Israel, enslaves them. However, when their birthrate increases, he orders Israel’s midwives to kill all newborn males.
Yocheved gives birth to Moshe and hides him in the reeds by the Nile.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayechi: Genesis 47: 28 – 50:26
Haftarah for the Week:  1 Kings 2:1 - 12
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:32 – 14:9

Overview
After 17 years in Egypt, Yaakov calls Yosef. He has Yosef swear to bury him in the Machpela Cave, the burial place of Avraham and Sara, Yitzchak and Rivka.
Yaakov falls ill and Yosef brings to him his two sons, Ephraim and Menashe. Yaakov elevates Ephraim and Menashe to the status of his own sons, thus giving Yosef a double portion that removes the status of firstborn from Reuven.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayigash: Genesis 44:18 - 47:27
Haftarah for the Week:  Ezekiel 17:15 - 28
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:18 - 31

Overview

With the discovery of the goblet in Binyamin’s sack, the brothers are confused. Yehuda alone steps forward and eloquently petitions Yosef for Binyamin’s release, offering himself instead.
As a result of this act of selflessness, Yosef has proof that his brothers are different people from the ones who cast him into the pit, and so he now reveals to them that he is their brother.

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Parasha for the Week:  Mikets: Genesis 41:1 – 44:17
Haftarah for the Week:  1 Kings 3:15 – 4:1
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 13:5 - 17

Overview
Yoseph is in prison and the Pharaoh has a dream that no one can interpret.
Yoseph is called for, he interprets the dream and Pharaoh makes him second in Egypt.
Yoseph stocks up the grain in Egypt for the 7 years of plenty.
The drought comes and everyone comes to Egypt for grain including Yoseph's brothers.
Yoseph's brothers do not recognize him.

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Parasha for the Week: Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1 - 40:23
Haftarah for the Week: Amos 2:6 - 3:8
Brit Chadasha: Hebrews 7:24 - 26

Overview

Yaakov settles in the land of Canaan. His son, Yosef, brings him critical reports about his brothers. Yaakov makes Yosef a fine tunic of multi-colored woolen strips.
Yosef exacerbates his brothers’s hatred by recounting prophetic dreams of sheaves of wheat bowing to his sheaf, and of the sun, moon and stars bowing to him, signifying that all his family will appoint him king.

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Parasha for the Week:  Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
Aftarah for the Week:  Obadiah 1:1 - 21
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 12:6 - 17

Overview
Returning home, Yaakov finds out that Esau is approaching with an army of 400.
Yaakov divides the camps, prays for assistance, and sends tribute to Esau.
That night Yaakov is left alone and wrestles with a man (who turns out to be God). Yaakov emerges victorious but is left with an injured sinew in his thigh. The Angel tells him that his name in the future will be Yisrael, signifying that he has prevailed against man and the God.
Yaakov and Esau meet and are reconciled, but Yaakov.

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