Shabbat Shalom

19 Tishri 5773

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Calling Rabbi Ted or others with rabbinical expertise: Question? Why are some sources listing this week’s parsha as being Sukkot and some as V’Zot HaBerachach? Is this a diaspora thing? A double parsha? Parsha vs. Haftora?

This blog, like WIJC, is lay-led, so until that matter is resolved, here is an offering of a mish-mash of both.

Commentary and translations for Parsha Sukkot, Leviticus 22:26- 23:44 at

JTS: http://www.jtsa.edu/Conservative_Judaism/JTS_Torah_Commentary/Sukkot_-_Shabbat_Hol_Hamoed_Haftarah.xml and http://jtsa.edu/x16862.xml

Aish: http://www.aish.com/tp/

Rabbi Ted Faclon: http://www.rabbitedfalcon.com/weekly-focus/

Torah.org: http://torah.org/learning/torahportion.php3

or V’Zot Haberachah, which is the final torah portion, the death of Moses.

Commentary at Chabad: http://www.chabad.org/parshah/default_cdo/jewish/Torah-Portion.htm

and animated at G-dcast: http://www.g-dcast.com/vezot-habracha

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One response to “Shabbat Shalom

  1. Good question!

    V’zot Ha-B’rachah (Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12) is the final parashah in Torah, and it is traditionally read on the evening of Simchat Torah (this year Monday evening October 8) and immediately followed with the first verses of Bereshit, the beginning of the Book of Genesis. The Torah reading for the Shabbat of Sukkot is the Exodus section.

    Simchat Torah, incidentally, is the only time Torah is read in the evening. Traditionally, Torah is read in the synagogue on Monday, Thursday, and Shabbat mornings.

    Hope that helps.

    Blessings, and Shabbat Shalom,

    Ted

    Rabbi Ted Falcon, PhD http://www.RabbiTedFalcon.com

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