The Holy Calendar

The Holy Calendar

By Shelley Neese This week’s Torah portion covers Deuteronomy 31:1 to 31:30. It is titled Vayeilech which means “and he went.” As the text opens, the people are about to enter into a period of warfare. To take possession of the land, they will first have to fight....
Intro to Parasha

Intro to Parasha

By Shelley Neese Jewish tradition holds that 2500 years ago, Ezra the scribe and Jewish elders created an annual reading schedule which divided the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, into 54 sections. The sections are called parasha, or portion. Following the...