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 - 27
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 11:15 - 25

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

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Parasha for the Week:  Chaya Sara 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.
Avraham pays its owner, Ephron the Hittite, an exorbitant sum.

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Parasha for the Week: Vayera Genesis 18:1 – 22:24
Haftara for the Week: 2 Kings 4:1 - 37
Besorat Yeshua: Mark 10:41 – 52

Overview
Avraham is visited by G-d. When two angels and God appear in human form, Avraham rushes to show them hospitality by bringing them into his tent

Sarah laughs when she hears from them that she will bear a son next year.

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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:  Bereshit:  Genesis 1:1 - 6:8
Aftarah for the Week:  Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 10:1 - 16

Overview
In the beginning, God creates the earth out of nothingness in 6 days.
On the seventh day, God rests, bringing into existence the spiritual universe of Shabbat, which returns to us every seven days.
Adam and Chava - the Human pair - are placed in the Garden of Eden.

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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:

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Yom Kippur is described in Leviticus 16. This en­tire chapter describes how the ordinance of the Day of Atonement was to be carried out in the sanctu­ary and later in the temple of Jerusalem. That's why the sanctuary and its services are very important for the people of Israel. God himself commanded Moses to build a sanctuary. "Let them make Me a sanctu­ary; that I may dwell among them;" (Exodus 25:8). The services of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were completely dependent on the sanctuary.  That's why we have to be aware that today, nobody, even the Jew­ish people, celebrates the feasts as they are described in the Bible.  Each one has his own traditions of what is to be done today in the absence of the sanc­tuary and the priesthood established by God in the Torah.

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