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Long before Yeshua was born until today, Jewish people have and continue to gather in synagogues and hear the words of their Scriptures read by members who are chosen to do the readings at each service. The portions to be read are determined by schedule in which the entire Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy) is read in either a one year or three year cycle. Over the years there have been a number of differing versions of scheduled readings, as there continue to be today among Jewish groups.
The schedule we use is the most ancient version we have been able to find and it has some significant differences in how the Torah portions are divided and the accompanying Haftarah (additional readings). This is a Triennial schedule, which means it takes three years to read through the entire Torah. We are going to do our best to provide weekly readings that match the ancient reading cycle to today's dates on the Jewish calendar.
Suggestions for Your Torah Reading Experience
(1) Make it a habit to read it during the Shabbat (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) -- download the free pdf copy of the weekly portion you can use to compare to your translation and enhance discussions.
(2) If possible, read it out loud and with someone else (you may want to download the pdf versions below and make copies).
(3) After the readings, discuss it (use resources found in our Bible Study Tools section to compare different translations and comments from Jewish commentaries).
The Yeshua Torah Reading Schedule
And Yeshua came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on Shabbat, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah
was given to him. (Luke 4:16)