Weekly Parsha

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What Parsha is it this week?

For the next several weeks the Torah readings for Israel and Outside of Israel will not be the same. This is because the Jews not living in Israel observed Passover for eight days. This year the 8th Day of Passover fell on Shabbat.

Shabbat in Israel

In Israel the weekly parsha is Chukat.

Chukat is the 6th parsha in sefer Bamidbar / Numbers.

Parshat Chukat is 87 verses from Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1 – 22:1.

The parsha begins with the divine decree that the ashes of a red cow are needed to purify a person who has been in contact with a human corpse.

The parsha then recounts events that happened during the 40th year in the wilderness. The deaths of Miriam and Aaron and related events are recorded.

Here is a summary of Parshat Chukat.

Haftarah for Chukat

Judges 11:1 – 33

Jephthah the judge lived and ruled at a time when the people of Ammon were attacking the Jewish people. The king of Ammon claimed that the Jewish people had stolen Ammon’s land. To rebut those claims, Jephthah recounts the history of Israel’s journeys and wars after the Exodus. A significant part of that history is from Parshat Chukat.

Shabbat Outside of Israel

The weekly parsha is Korach.

Korach is the 5th parsha in sefer Bamidbar / Numbers.

Parshat Korach is 95 verses from Bamidbar / Numbers 16:1 – 18:32.

Korach (a cousin of Moses and Aaron) leads a rebellion against Moses. God demonstrates to the people that He had chosen Moses for his role.

Here is a summary of Parshat Korach.

Haftarah for Korach

1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22

Samuel rebukes the people by reminding them of the many times they rebelled against God. Asking Samuel to appoint a king was another form of rebellion against God. He urges them to wholeheartedly serve God.

Candle Lighting Time for Selected Cities

This week Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday, July 1, 2022.

The Hebrew date is 3 Tammuz, 5782.

Israel

  • Jerusalem 7:09
  • Tel Aviv 7:31
  • Haifa 7:22
  • Beer Sheva 7:29

United States

  • New York 8:13
  • Miami 7:58
  • Chicago 8:11
  • Los Angeles 7:50

Europe

  • London 9:02
  • Antwerp 9:43
  • Paris 9:39
  • Warsaw 8:42