Triennial Cycle of Torah Readings

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We’re starting a study of  the first five books of the Bible, the Torah, in imitation of how Jesus and the disciples studied the scriptures. The whole process will take three and a half years. Passages from the Prophets and the Psalms are paired with those from the Torah, which often brings out hidden meaning and clarifies many of the sayings of Jesus.

We’ll publish the readings for each week here, and you are encouraged to comment, ask questions or add insights each week. Follow along with us!

More background on the Triennial Cycle is found here.

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September 16, 2018 – Yom Kippur! Lev. 16:1-34 – The Ritual for Yom Kippur

Torah Readings: Leviticus 16:1-34 – The Ritual for Yom Kippur

Read our memo on observing Yom Kippur here.

Psalm 80
Haftarah: Ezekiel 16:9-14, 59-62
Ezekiel 36:16-25

Notes on Leviticus 16:1-34

Notes on Traditions of the Veil

Notes on Kol Nidrei

Notes for Psalm 80

Notes on Ezekiel 16:9-14, 59-62 and Ezekiel 36:16-25

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September 9, 2018 – Rosh Hashanah! – Lev. 15:1-24 – Uncleanness, Issues and Menstruation

Torah Reading: Rosh Hashanah! – Leviticus 15:1-24 – Uncleanness, Issues, Menstruation

Read our Notes on Rosh Hashanah here

Psalm 79
Haftarah: Hosea 6:1-11

Notes on Leviticus 15

Notes on Psalm 79

Notes on Hosea 6:1-11

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September 2, 2018 – Lev. 14:1-57 – Cleansing the Leper

Torah Reading: Leviticus 14:1-57 – Cleansing the Leper

Psalm 78:40-72
Haftarah: Isaiah 57:17-19 + 58:8-14
2 Kings 7:3-11 + 8:4-5
Isaiah 5:8-16 + 6:3

Notes on Leviticus 14:1-57

Notes on Psalm 78:40-72

Notes on Isaiah 57:17-19 + 58:8-14; Isaiah 5:8-16 + 6:3; and 2 Kings 7:3-11 + 8:4-5

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August 26, 2018 – Lev. 12:1 – 13:59 – Birthing purity; Leprosy

Torah reading: Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59 – Birthing purity; Leprosy

Psalm 78:17-39
Haftarah: Isaiah 9:5-6 + 11:1-9
Isaiah 7:20 – 8:3 + 9:6

Notes on Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59

More on Leprosy

Notes on Psalm 78:17-39

Notes for Isaiah 7:20 – 8:3 + 9:6 and Isaiah 9:5-6 + 11:1-9

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August 19, 2018 – Lev. 10:8- 11:47 – Aaron’s Grief; Clean & Unclean

Torah readings: Leviticus 10:8- 11:47 – Aaron’s Grief; Clean & Unclean

Psalm 78:1-16
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:21-29 + 45:15 + 46:1-3
Isaiah 40:16-18, 21-26, 31
Isaiah 46:1-6, 8-13

Notes on Leviticus 10:8- 11:47

Notes on Psalm 78:1-16

Notes on Ezekiel 44:21-29 + 45:15 + 46:1-3, Isaiah 40:16-18, 21-26, 31 and Isaiah 46:1-6, 8-13

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