Weekly Torah Portions

The Torah Parashah for August 17, 2019: 

V'et'chanan ("And I pleaded")

  • Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
  • Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
(Special Haftarah Readings between now and Rosh HaShana, This Shabbat is Shabbat Nachamu "Shabbat of Consolation")
  • Brit Hadasha: John 6:1-71
  • Brit Hadasha: Mark 12:28-34

Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av)

This year the ninth of Av falls on the Shabbat, therefore it is observed on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Tisha B'Av is a major fast day, starting Saturday, August 10 at sundown and ending on Sunday, August 11 at nightfall. The readings are:

  • Torah Parashah: Deuteronomy 4:25-40
  • Torah Parashah: Exodus 32:11-14
  • Torah Parashah: Exodus 34:1-10

  • Haftarah: Jeremiah 8:13-9:23

  • Haftarah: Isaiah 55:6-56:8

Tzom kal "have an easy fast"