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"For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come." (Matthew 11:13)

Chukat

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Numbers 19:1 – 22:1: Haftarah: Judges 11:1 – 11:33 External Sources (Num 19:10) St. Jerome – Letter 108.12I linger long in the land of the midday sun for it was there and then that the spouse found her bridegroom at rest and Joseph drank wine with his brothers once more. I will return to Jerusalem…

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Korach

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Numbers 16:1 – 18:32: Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 External Sources Book of Jubilees 10.1–3 In the third week of that jubilee the polluted demons began to lead astray the children of Noah’s sons and to lead them to folly and to destroy them. 2 And the sons of Noah came to Noah, their…

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Sh’lach

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Numbers 13:1 – 15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1 – 2:24 External Sources (Num 12:1) Demetrius the Chronographer 3rd fragment He says, however, that Moses fled into Midian and there married Zipporah the daughter of Jethro, who was, as far as it may be conjectured from the names of those born from Keturah, of the stock of Abraham, a descendant…

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Beha’alotcha

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Numbers 8:1 – 12:16: Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 External Sources Cyril of Alexandria In John 4.4 Yea and thou shalt bring in the table (Ex. 40:4) (it says moreover) and set in order what layeth thereon and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and set thereon his lamps. You will understand Christ by both,…

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Nasso

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Numbers 4:21 – 7:89: Haftarah: Judges 13:2 – 13:25 Synopsis – In this second portion of the book of Numbers, we begin by asking ourselves why did the wise men of old who divided the “parasha” the way they did? In fact, it seems to be much more natural and logical to being our parasha…

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Bamidbar

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Numbers 1:1 – 4:20: Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 Synopsis – As we begin the book of Numbers a major teaching is presented to us: the tabernacle which, in the eyes of the world is very small, is in actual reality greater than any physical reality. From this we start to learn about the tribes…

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Bechukotai

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Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34: Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14 Synopsis – We have reached the end of Leviticus – a book of holiness that is beyond time and space, a book which is so unique in that is reveals to us the mysteries of eternal life, of the true Sabbath, of the reality of the…

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Behar

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Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2; Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6 – 32:27 Synopsis – We study the feast and assembly-times of the children of Israel and the closing of an inclusio (parenthesis) that has been with us from Exodus 27. At the end of this inclusio we meet the son of an Israelite woman and an Egyptian man…

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Emor

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Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23; Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 – 44:31 Synopsis – This week we continue with the laws of purity and holiness – specifically of dealing with death and the dead. We start our study with left-overs from last week’s parasha that deal with sexual immorality and study these from a spiritual standpoint (above and…

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Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

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Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27; Haftarah: Amos 9:7 – 9:15; Ezekiel 20:2 – 20:20 Synopsis – This week’s parasha is a double parasha called “after the death of saints” — an appropriate title for the closing of a parenthesis that started with the death of Nadab and Abihu. We begin our study with leftovers from last week’s…

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