Weekly Torah Portion

Weekly Torah Portion

Orly and Yoel Ganor, our friends from Ulpan-Or are here every week to cover all the Torah portions in quick 7 minute video, in the most fun and spiritual way. Starting from ‘Bereshit’ all the way to ‘Zot Habracha’.

Weekly Torah Portion
  • 43. Ki Teitzei

    Seventy-four of the Torah’s 613 commandments (mitzvot) are in the Parshah of Ki Teitzei. These include the laws of the beautiful captive, the inheritance rights of the firstborn, the wayward and rebellious son, burial and dignity of the dead, returning a lost object, sending away the mother bird ...

  • 42. Shoftim

    Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crimes must be meticulously investigated and evidence thoroughly examined—a minimu...

  • 41. Re'eh

    In this weeks portion, we will discuss some grammatical aspects of Hebrew and how they affect the meaning of theTorah Portion

  • 40. Eikev

    In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Moses continues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments (mitzvot) of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in keeping with G‑d’s promise to their forefathe...

  • 39. Va'etchanan

    This portion is read every year on the Shabbat after Tish B'Av. In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel.

    Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored G‑d to allow him to enter the Land of Israel, ...

  • 38. Massei

    The forty-two journeys and encampments of Israel are listed, from the Exodus to their encampment on the plains of Moab across the river from the land of Canaan.

    Also in Massei: The boundaries of the Promised Land are given, and cities of refuge are designated as havens and places of exile for in...

  • 37. Matot

    Moses conveys the laws governing the annulment of vows to the heads of the tribes of Israel. War is waged against Midian for their role in plotting the moral destruction of Israel, and the Torah gives a detailed account of the war spoils and how they were allocated amongst the people, the warrior...

  • 36. Pinchas

    Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: G‑d grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

    A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages of twenty and sixty. Moses is inst...

  • 35. Balak

    Balak, the king of Moab, summons the prophet Balaam to curse the people of Israel. On the way, Balaam is berated by his donkey, who sees, before Balaam does, the angel that G‑d sends to block their way. Three times, from three different vantage points, Balaam attempts to pronounce his curses; eac...

  • 34. Chukat

    Moses is taught the laws of the red heifer, whose ashes purify a person who has been contaminated by contact with a dead body.

    After forty years of journeying through the desert, the people of Israel arrive in the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies, and the people thirst for water. G‑d tells Moses t...

  • 33. Korach

    Korach incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct ketoret (incense) to prove their worth...

  • 32. Shelach

    Moses sends twelve spies to the land of Canaan. Forty days later they return, carrying a huge cluster of grapes, a pomegranate and a fig, to report on a lush and bountiful land. But ten of the spies warn that the inhabitants of the land are giants and warriors “more powerful than we”; only Caleb ...

  • 31. Beha'alotecha

    Aaron is commanded to raise light in the lamps of the menorah, and the tribe of Levi is initiated into the service in the Sanctuary.

    A “Second Passover” is instituted in response to the petition “Why should we be deprived?” by a group of Jews who were unable to bring the Passover offering in its...

  • 30. Naso

    Completing the headcount of the Children of Israel taken in the Sinai Desert, a total of 8,580 Levite men between the ages of 30 and 50 are counted in a tally of those who will be doing the actual work of transporting the Tabernacle.

    G‑d communicates to Moses the law of the sotah, the wayward wi...

  • 29. Bamidbar

    Bamidbar portion is the first Torah portion of the book Bamidbar.

    In this week’s portion, we will discuss the major elements that were present when the Torah was given to people of Israel

  • 28. Bechukotai

    In this week’s portion, we look into how G‑d promises that if the people of Israel will keep His commandments, they will enjoy material prosperity and dwell securely in their homeland. But He also delivers a harsh “rebuke,” warning of the exile, persecution and other evils that will befall them i...

  • 27. Behar

    In this week’s portion, we look at the chapter of “Behar” – in which the children of Israel, still wandering through the desert, receive important commandments aimed at maintaining social order and concern for the weaker echelons of society.

  • 26. Emor

    In this week’s portion, we will discuss all holidays in Israel and the special mitzvot for each and every holiday

  • 25. Kdoshim

    In this Weeks Torah Portion, the Parshah begins with the statement: “You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your G‑d, am holy.” This is followed by dozens of mitzvot (divine commandments) through which the Jew sanctifies him- or herself and relates to the holiness of G‑d.

  • 24. Acharey Mot

    In this Weekly Portion following the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, G‑d warns against unauthorized entry “into the holy.” Only one person, the kohen gadol (“high priest”), may, but once a year, on Yom Kippur, enter the innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred ketoret to G‑d.

  • 23. Metzora

    This week’s portion begins by detailing how the recovered Metzora is purified by the Kohen (priest) with a special procedure involving two birds, spring water in an earthen vessel, a piece of cedar wood, a scarlet thread and a bundle of hyssop.

    A home can also be afflicted with tzaraat by the ap...

  • 22. Tazria

    This week’s portion continues the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual impurity and purity.

  • 21. Shmini

    In this week’s portion, after the dedication of the Tabernacle and the ordination of the priests, two of Aaron's sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire. God then instructs Moses and Aaron regarding which animals may be eaten.

  • 20. Tzav

    This week’s portion, we explore the story in which the israelite priests are given step-by-step instructions for making animal sacrifices.