Torah Portions 

Click here to see a current Jewish Calendar which lists all the Torah and Holiday readings throughout the year.

To see the exact Torah portion scriptures for today's date, scroll to the chart below on this web page.

For an explanation of the Jewish calendar and the two "New Years" (the Biblical New Year, and the Civil New Year), click stevekuban.com/new-years.


It's wonderful to read Scripture regularly and consistently!

This web page lists the 54 traditional Torah Portions which Jews have been reading systematically throughout every year and their related Haftarah Portions. (Note: Torah portions are from the first five books of the Bible, and Haftarah portions are from the Prophetic Books of the Bible such as Isaiah and Jeremiah). It's amazing to realize that Jews have been reading these passages systematically for more than 2,500 years! 

Also included in this chart are the related New Covenant ("Brit Chadashah") portions of scripture, which Messianic Jews read along with the traditional Torah and Haftarah portions. (Messianic Jews are Jews who believe Yeshua is the promised Messiah). 

There are two charts: this one called "Torah-Portions," and a second one called Holiday Portions (located at www.stevekuban.com/Holiday-Portions).


TORAH PORTIONS (see complete table shown below), called "Parashah" (Hebrew word for "portions")

The table (shown below) lists the 54 Torah passages that are traditionally read by Jews in a yearly cycle, one portion each week, read on the Sabbath day (Shabbat). These are printed in the column marked "Torah."

Prescribed passages from the prophetic books (Haftarah) are printed in the column marked "Haftarah." 

Prescribed passages from the New Testament (New Covenant - B'rit Chadashah) are printed in the right-hand column. These passages give clarity to each of the weekly Torah and Haftarah portions in the light of the death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua who instituted the New Covenant (Brit Chadashah)

HOLIDAY PORTIONS (Listed at www.stevekuban.com/holiday-portions)

In addition to the 54 Torah Portions, there are another 54 Holiday Portions that are read on Jewish holidays (Passover, Feast of Tabernacles, etc), as well as on special Sabbaths and Israeli national holidays (such as Israel Independence Day). These Holiday Parashah are listed at stevekuban.com/holiday-portions


What are the Torah Portions?

In the 7th century BCE the Jewish scribe Ezra divided the first five books of the Bible (the Torah) into 54 "portions" ("parashah" in Hebrew).

One portion would be read aloud in the synagogues every Shabbat (sabbath), enabling the entire Torah to be read completely through every year.

What are the Haftarah Portions?

Related passages from the Prophet Books (called Haftarah) that line up with the weekly Torah portions.

How long have Jews been reading these 'portions'?

This pattern has continued among the Jewish people for more than 2,500 years! It is commonly called "Weekly Torah Portions" ("Torah Parashah" in Hebrew) or Parsha for short.

What about portions from the Psalms?

Jews also read all 150 Psalms each month as part of their daily devotionals. Personally, I divide and read five Psalms a day; whatever the day of the month is, multiply by five, and that is the concluding Psalm for that day. For example, on day 10 of the month, Psalms 46-50 would be read (5 x 10 = 50)

Did Yeshua (Jesus) read the Torah, Haftarah and Psalms, and follow the weekly portions read in synagogues? What about the disciples?

When Yeshua (whose Hebrew name means "YHVH's salvation") came to this earth, the traditional pattern of Torah reading (Parsha or Parasha) had already been followed by Jews for over 500 years. During Yeshua's ministry He taught regularly from the Torah, Haftarah and Psalms. Luke 4 shows Yeshua followed the Torah portions that were read in the synagogues. 

After Yeshua rose from the dead He told His disciples in Luke 24:44::

"This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Torah of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."

In the book of Acts and throughout the New Testament the apostles preached and wrote that the life, death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah was perfectly foretold in the Torah, Haftarah, and Psalms. (It's important to remember that during the first 20+ years after Christ only the Old Testament writings were used, as the New Testament books had not yet been written.)

When were the New Testament books written? (New Covenant, Brit Chadashah)

During the Last Supper Yeshua told His disciples that He would soon institute the New Covenant in His blood (that had been prophesied in Jeremiah 31 and other passages of scripture) as the sacrificial perfect sinless Lamb of God Who would take away the sins of the world.

Several years after Pentecost, the Holy Spirit inspired Paul, Peter, John, James and other apostles to write concerning the New Covenant. Their writings became known as the New Covenant or New Testament writings ("Brit Chadasha" in Hebrew).

When were New Covenant readings and portions added to the Torah and Haftarah portions?

After the Brit Chadasha had been written, various related passages were added to the traditional weekly Torah and Haftarah portions. Messianic Jews (who believe that Yeshua is the Messiah) added certain New Covenant passages to their studies and studies.

When does the annual cycle of Torah reading begin and end? 

The yearly cycle of Torah reading begins and ends each year on Tishri 22, the day following the Feast of Tabernacles, called Simchat Torah. On the first shabbat after the Feast of Tabernacles Parsha #1 is read (called Beresheet, which means "In the beginning") starting at Genesis 1:1.


How do I know which Portion to read each week?

The weekly portion follows the yearly Jewish calendar.

Where can I find a Jewish calendar?

Click here:

How can this table help me know what to read?

SteveKuban.com updates this table weekly. The weekly Torah portions (highlighted in GREEN) are the pattern of Torah reading Jews have followed for over 2,500 years. Traditionally one portion is read each Shabbat, so all 54 portions are completed in one year. 

I'm hungry for God's word! Once a week is not enough. Can I read more than one Torah portion each day, if I wish to?

Sure! We suggest reading one Torah portion each day (in addition to the weekly Torah portions). See www.stevekuban.com/Daily-Torah

You may wish to read one Torah portion each day of every two months. On Nisan 1 you can therefore read Torah portion 1 (Beresheet). On Nisan 2, read Torah portion 2 (Noach), etc. Same for Tishrei (the seventh month).   

In this chart I highlight the daily Torah portions in red and the weekly (shabbat) portions in green. This practice of reading one passage of Torah each day is my own personal choice, and enables me to read through the entire Torah 7 times a year. 

Sure! That's what I have done for many years. Those who wish to read daily can finish all 54 portions every two months (since there are 60 days every two months). Start Portion #1 on the first day of a month, and go for 30 days. Then on the second month, read portion #31 on the first day of that month, until you finish portion #54 on day 54. This way after 54 days you will be finished all 54 Torah portions.

You can use either the Jewish calendar or Gregorian calendar. I suggest using the Jewish calendar. Start on Nisan 1 (the first day of the Biblical New Year). Then read one Torah portion each day, so that 54 portions are read in 54 days on the Jewish calendar. I have done this personally for many years, and it has been a tremendous blessing!

Reading in this manner allows one to read the entire Torah, one portion every day, completely through every two months.

If you would like to read through the Torah daily, completing it every two months, then follow the daily torah portions highlighted in RED. Read Portion #1 on day 1 of month 1 (Nisan), Portion #2 on day 2 of month 1, etc. up to portion #30 on day 30 of month 1. Then as you begin the second month, on day 1 of the second month, read portion #31, on day 2 read portion #32, up to day 24 read portion #54. Then you have completed all 54 portions in 54 days.

It is my prayer that all of these "Bible Portions" will be a great blessing to you! (PS: Don't forget to also read the Psalms, five each day of the month.)

 Click here to see an online Jewish Calendar

     Torah Date                 

Name  

Meaning

Torah
(5 Books of Moses)

Haftarah
(Prophets)

B'rit Chadashah / New Covenant [italics are additional optional readings]
 
 ►Green Ink: Traditional Weekly Portions (read every Shabbat)

►Red Ink: Use this if you wish to read one Torah portion each day

#1 Tishrei 1
(Sept 30, 2019)

Beresheet

In the beginning          

Gen 1:1-6:8                                                      

Isa 42:5-43:11                                           

Jo 1:1-18; [Also Mt 1:1-17, 19:3-9; Mk 10:1-12; Lk 3:23-38; 1C 6:15-20, 15:35-58; Ro 5:12-21; Ep 5:21-32; Col 1:14-17; 1Ti 2:11-15; Heb 1:1-3, 3:7-4:11, 11:1-7; 2P 3:3-14; Rev 21:1-5, 22:1-5]

#2 Tishrei 2
(Oct 1, 2019)

Noach

Noah

Gen 6:9-11:32              

Isa 54:1-55:5 [Messianic 52:13-55:5]              

Mt 24:36-46; 1 Pet 3:18-22 [Also Lk 17:26-37; Ac 2:1-16; 2P 2:5]

#3 Tishrei 3
Oct 2, 2019)

Lekh Lekha       

Get yourself out          

Gen 12:1-17:27  

Isa 40:27-41:16       

Ro 4:1-25; [Also Ac 7:1-8; Ro 3:19-5:6; Ga 3:15-18, 5:1-6; Col 2:11-15; Heb 7:1-19, 11:8-12]

#4 Tishrei 4
Oct 3, 2019

Vayera

He appeared

Gen 18:1-22:24  

2K 4:1-37

Lk 1:26-38; 24:36-53; 2P 2:4-11 [Also Lk 17:26-37; 
 Ro 9:6-9; Ga 4:21-31; Heb 6:13-20, 11:13-19; Ja 2:14-24] 

#5 Tishrei 5
Oct 4, 2019                                 
 

Hayyei Sarah            

Life of Sarah

Gen 23:1-25:18  

1 Ki 1:1-31

Mt 1:1-17; 1 Cor 15:50-57 
[Also Mt 8:19-22, 27:3-10; Lk 9:57-62]

#6 Tishrei 6
Oct 5, 2019

Toldot

History

Gen 25:19-28:9   

Mal 1:1-27

Rom 9:1-31 [Also Rom 9:6-16; Heb 11:20, 12:14-17]

#7 Tishrei 7
Oct 6, 2019

Vayetze

He went out    

Gen 28:10-32:3       

Hos 12:13-14:10                                       

Jn 1:19-51 [Also Jn 1:43-51]

#8 Tishrei 8
Oct 7, 2019

Vayishlach            

He sent

Gen 32:4-36:43      

Hos 11:7-12:12; Ob 1:1:21

Heb 11:11-20 [Also 1 Cor  5:1-13; Rev 7:1-12]
Nisan 8 is the Shabbat before Passover (Ha Gadol)
so a special Holiday reading is added:Malachi 3.

#9 Tishrei 9
Oct 8, 2019

Vayeshev

He Continued living                               

Gen 37:1-40:23                                

Amos 2:6-3:8

Mt 1:1-6, 16-25 [Also Ac 7:9-16]

#10 Tishrei 10
Oct 9, 2019

Mikketz

At the end of

Gen 41:1-44:17    

1 K 3:15-4:1              

Rom 10:1-13 [Also Ac 7:9-16]

#11 Tishrei 11
Oct 10, 2019

Vayigash

He approached

Gen 44:18-47:27

Ez 37:15-28

Ep 2:1-10 [Also Ac 7:9-16]

#12 Tishrei 12
Fr Oct 11, 2019

Vayechi

He lived

Gen 47:28-50:26

1 Ki 2:1-12

1 Pet 1:1-9 [Also Ac 7:9-16]

#13 Tishrei 13
Sa Oct 12, 2019

Shemot

Names

Ex 1:1-6:1

Is 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23

Ac 7:17-35; 1 Cor 14:18-25 [Also Mt 22:23-33, 41-46; Mk 12:18-27, 35:37]

#14 Tishrei 14
Su Oct 13, 2019

Vaera

I appeared

Ex 6:2-9:35

Ez 28:25-29:21

Rom 9:14-33 [Also 2 Cor 6:14-7:1]

#15 Tishrei 15
Mo Oct 14, 2019

Bo

Go 

Ex 10:1-13:16

Jer 46:13-28

Lk 22:7-30; 1 Cor 11:20-34 [Also Jn 19:31-37; Ac 13:16-17; Rv 8:6-9:12, 16:1-21]
NOTE: Nisan 15-22 Please also read Passover Passages

#16 Tishrei 16
Tu Oct 15, 2019

Beshalack

When he sent out

Ex 13:17-17:16

Ju 4:4-5:31

Jn  6:15-71 [Also Lk 2:22-24; Jn 19:31-37; 1 Co 10:1-13; 2Co 8:1-15; Re 15:1-4]

#17 Tishrei 17
We Oct 16, 2019

Yitro

Jethro

Ex 18:1-20:23

Is 6:1-7:6,9:5-6

Mt 5:8-20 [Also Mt 5:21-30, 15:1-11, 19:16-30; Mk 7:5-15, 10:17-31; Lk 18:18-30; Ac 6:1-7; Ro 2:17-29, 7:7-12, 13:8-10; Ep 6:1-3; 1Ti 3:1-14; 2Ti 1:5-9; He 12:18-29; Ja 2:8-13; 1Pe 2:9-10]

#18 Tishrei 18
Th Oct 17, 2019

Mishpatim

Laws

Ex 21:1-24:18

Jer 34:8-34:22, 33:25-26

Mt 5:38-42,17:1-11 [Also Mt 15:1-20, 33:25-26; Mk 7:1-23; Ac 23:1-11; He 9:15-22, 10:28-39]

#19 Tishrei 19
Fr Oct 18, 2019

Terumah

Offering

Ex 25:1-27:19

1 Ki 5:12-6:13

2 Co 9:1-15; Mt 5:33-37 [Also Heb 8:1-6, 9:23-24, 10:1]

#20 Tishrei 20
Sa Oct 19, 2019

 

Tetzaveh

You shall command

Ex 27:20-30:10

Ez 43:10-27

He 13:10-17 [Also Ph.4:10-20]

#21 Tishrei 21
Su Oct 20, 2019

Ki Tisa

When you elevate

Ex 30:11-34:35

1 Ki 18:1-39

2Co 3:1-18 [Also Lk 11:14-20; Ac 7:25-8:1; 1Co 10:1-13; 2Co 3:1-18)]

#22

Vayakhel

And he assembled

Ex 35:1-38:20

1 Ki 7:40-50

2 Co 9:1-15; 1 Cor 3:11-18 [Also Heb 9:1-14; Rev 11:1-13]

23

Pekudei

Accounting

Ex 38:21-40:38

1 Ki 7:51-8:21

1Cor 3:16-17; Heb 13:10 [Also Rev 15:5-8]

24

Vayikra

And he called

Lev 1:1-6:7

Is 43:21-44:23

Heb 10:1-18 [Also Rom 8:1-13; Heb 13:10-16]

#25: 

Tzav

Command

Lev 6:8-8:36

Jer 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23(H23-24)

Heb 7:23-8:6 [Also Mk 12:28-34; Rom 12:1-2; 1Cor 10:14-23]

#26: 

Shmini

Eighth

Lev 9:1-11:47

2 Sam 6:1-7:17

Heb 7:1-19, 8:1-6 [Also Mk 7:1-23; Ac 5:1-11; 10:1-35; 2Co 6:14-7:1; Ga 2:11-16; 1Pet 1:14-16]

#27:

Tazria

She conceives

Lev 12:1-13:59

2 Ki 4:42-5:19

John 6:8-13; Mt 8:1-4 [Also Matt 11:2-6; Mk 1:40-45; Lk 2:22-24, 5:12-16, 7:18-23]

#28: 
Shabbat: Apr 27,2019

Metzora

Infected one

Lev 14:1-15:33

2 Ki 7:3-20

Mat 8:1-17 [Also Mt 9:20-26, Mk 5:24-34, Lk 8:42-48, Heb 13:4]

#29: 
Shabbat: May 4,2019

Acharei Mot    

After the death

Lev 16:1-18:30

Ez 22:1-19

Heb 9:11-28 [Also Rom 3:19-28, 9:30-10:13, 1 Cor 5:1-13; 2 Cor 2:1-11, Ga 3:10-14; Heb 7:23-10:25]

#30: 
Shabbat: May 11, 2019

Kedoshim

Holy ones

Lev 19:1-20:27

Amos 9:7-15

1 Cor 6:8-20; 1 Pet 1:13-16 [Also Mt 5:33-37, 43-48; 15:1-11; 19:16-30; 22:33-40; Mk 7:1-23, 12:28-34; Lk 10:25-37; Ro 13:8-10; Ga 5:13-26; Ja 2:1-9, 1Pe 1:13-21]

#31:
Shabbat: May 18,2019

Emor

Speak

Lev 21:1-24:23 (the appointed Feasts)

Ez 44:15:31
(Sons of Zadok)

1 Pet 2:4-10 [Also Mt 5:38-42; Ga 3:26-29]

#32 
Shabbat:May 25'19

 

Behar

On mount

Lev 25:1-26:2

Jer 32:6-27

Lk 4:16-21 [Also 1 Co 7:21-24; Ga 6:7-10]

#33:
Shabbat: Jun 1, 2019

B'chukkotai                                

In my Statues

Lev 26:3-27:34

Jer 16:19-17:14

Mt 21;33-46; 2 Cor 6:14-18 [Also John 14:15-21, 15:10-12]
 

#34: 
Shabbat June 8, 2019

 

Bamidbar

In the wilderness

Num 1:1-4:20

Hos 2:1-23

Rom 9:22-33 [Also Lk 2:1-7; 1 Cor 12:12-31]
 

#35:
Shabbat Jun 15, 2019

Naso

Elevate!

Num 4:21-7:89

Jud 13:2-25

Act 21:17-26 [Jn 7:53-8:11, Act 21:17-32]

#36:
Shabbat Jun 23, 2019

Beha'alotekha 

In your uplifting

Num 8:1-12:16

Zech 2:10-4:7

1 Cor 10:6-13; Rev 11:1-9 [ Also Joh 19:31-37; Heb 3:1-6]

#37-
Shabbat June 30, 2019

 

Shelach Lekha

Send for yourself

Num 13:1-15:41

Josh 2:1-24

Heb 3:7-4:1

#38:
Shabbat, July 6, 2019

Korach

Korah

Num 16:1-18:32

1Sam 11:14-12:22

Rom 13:1-7 [Also 2Tim 2:8-21; Jude1-15]

#39
Shabbat July 13, 2019

Chukat

Law

Num 19:1-22:1

Jug 11:1-33

Heb 9:11-28; John  3:9-21 [Also John 4:3-30, 12:27-50]

#40 Shabbat
July 20, 2019

Balak

Balak

Num 22:2-25:9

Mic 5:6-6:8

Rom  11:25-32 [Also 2 Pet 2:1-22; Jd 11; Rev 2:14-15]

#41 Shabbat
July 27, 2019

Pinchas

Phinehas

Num 25:10-30:1

1 Ki 18:46-19:21

Rom 11:2-32 [Also Mt 26:1-30; Mk 14:1-26; Lk 22:1-20; Jn 2:13-22; 7:1-13, 37:39; 11:55-12:1; 13:1; 18:28,39; 19:14; Ac 2:1-21; 12:3-4; 20:5-6, 16; 27:9-11; 1 Cor 5:6-8; 16:8; Heb 11:28

#42: Shabbat
August 3, 2019

Mattot

Tribes

Num 30:2-32:42

Jer 1:1-2;3

Mt  5:33-37 (Note: On Shabbat during non-leap years, Parashot Mattot (#42) 
and Matsei (#43) are both read)

#43: Shabbat
Aug 3, 2019

Masei

Journey of

Num 33:1-36:13

Jer 2:4-28;3:4

James 4:1-12 (Note: On Shabbat during non-leap years, Parashot Mattot (#42)
and Matsei (#43) are both read)

#44:Shabbat
Aug 10, 2019

Devarim

Words

Deu 1:1-3:22

Isa 1:1-27

Act 9:1-21; 1 Tim 3:1-7 [Also Jn 15:1-11; Heb 3:7-4:11]

#45:Shabbat
Aug 17, 2019

Vaetchanan

Pleaded

Deu 3:23-7:11

Isa 40:1-26

Mt 23:31-39; Mk 12:28-34 [Also Mt 4:1-11, 22:33-40; Mk 12:28-34; Lk 4:1-13; 10:25-37; Ac 13:13-43; Ro 3:27-31; 1 Tim 2:4-6; Ja 2:14-26]

#46:Shabbat
Aug 24, 2019

Eikev

As a result

Deu 7:12-11:25

Isa 49:14-51:3

Heb 11:8-13; Rom 8:31-39 [Also Mt 4:1-11; Lk 4:1-13; Ja 5:7-11]

#47:Shabbat
Aug 31, 2019

Reeh

See

Deu 11:26-16:17

Isa 54:11-55:5

Jn 7:37-52; 1 Cor 5:9-13; 1 Jn 4:1-6

#48:Shabbat
Sept 7, 2019

Shoftim

Judges

Deu 16:18-21:9

Isa 51:12-52:12

Jn 1:19-27[Also Mt 5:38-42, 18:15-20; Acts 3:13-26, 7:35-53; 1 Cor 5:9-13; 1 Tim 5;17-22; Heb 10:10:28-31]

#49 Shabbat
Sept 14, 2019

Ki Teitzei

When you go out

Deu 21:10-25:19

Isa 54:1-10
*Isa 52:13-54:10
(*Messianics read)

Mat 5:27-32, 19:3-12; 22:23-32 [Also Mk 10:2-12, 12:18-27; Lk 20:27-38; 1 Cor 5:1-5, 9:4-18; Ga 3:9-14; 1Tim 5:17-18]

#50 Shabbat
Sept 21, 2019

Ki Tavo 

When you enter in

Deu 26:1-29:8

Isa 60:1-22

Eph 1:3-6 ; Rev 21:10-27[Also Mt 13:1-23; Lk 21:1-4; Rom 11:1-15; Act 28:17-31]

#51:Shabbat
Sept 28, 2019

Nitzavim

Standing

Deu 29:10-30:20

Isa 61:10-63:9

Rom 9:30-10:13; Heb 12:14-15

#52  Shabbat
Oct 5, 2019

Vayelack

And he went

Deu 31:1-30

Isa 55:6-56:8

Rom 10:14-18 [Also Heb 13:5-8]

#53 Shabbat
Oct 12, 2019

Haazinu

Listen!

Deu 32:1-52

2 Sam 22:1-51

Rom 10:14-11:12 [Also Rom 12:14-21; Heb 12:28-29]

#54:Shabbat
Oct 20, 2019

Vezot Haberakhah

And this is the blessing

Deu 33:1-34:12

Josh 1:1-18

Rev 22:1-5 [Also Mt 17:1-9; Mk 9:2-10; Lk 9:28-36; Jude 3-4,8-10]

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