Calendar https://wrj.org/ en Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 WRJ PD Special Torah Study https://wrj.org/node/110021 Pacific District will be honoring the 3 year anniversary of The Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy by having a special Torah Study led by Nancy Marcus. Questions? Contact Nancy Marcus at simchabc@aol.com  Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/110021 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Online Holiday Auction https://wrj.org/node/109756 What a time to celebrate the light in all of our lives! Last year's online auction was a big success, and we are excited to bring you another online auction! Donate an item today! - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109756 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Northeast District's Rejuvenating & Peaceful Shabbat https://wrj.org/node/109217 Join us for a rejuvenating and peaceful Shabbat Presenters will include: Psychologist Dr. Robert Brooks Rabbi Julie Bressler Cantor Melanie Cooperman WRJ President Sara Charney WRJ Northeast District President Sharon Sobel WRJ Northeast District Board Member Suzy Gelman This event will be presented online from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a siesta break. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109217 Virtual Southwest District Day - Together Wherever YOU Are! https://wrj.org/node/110022 REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Saturday morning worship, all sessions including one on social justice, one on mental health and Let's Make a Deal (complete with prizes); and of course Warm Hospitality & Networking with new and familiar "Sisters" in chat rooms. COST: FREE OF CHARGE   - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/110022 Jewish Communities of Latin America https://wrj.org/node/109948 Join us for Havdalah and a virtual tour of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109948 Jewish Communities of Latin America https://wrj.org/node/110086 The program will begin with a video of the Jewish Community of Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Chile. Then, a professor will talk about Polish women who immigrated and were forced into prostitution. After a short break, the cantors from Latin America will make Havdalah. And then, we have two breakout sessions, based on each country. The program should end at about 7pm CT Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/110086 Southeast District Virtual Area Day https://wrj.org/node/110093 Virtual Tour of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, SC! We are proud to bring you a virtual tour led by Past District President and synagogue docent Anita Rosenberg. Founded in 1749, KKBE is one of the oldest congregations in America, and is known as the birthplace of American Reform Judaism. The sanctuary is the oldest in continuous use for Jewish worship in America, but Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) is more than just a house of worship. We are a vibrant, inclusive, and caring congregational family. Confused about how to best use our SE District Website? Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/110093 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Hanukkah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Tu BiShvat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 Tu BiShvat or the "New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shvat. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Purim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Tazria https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 WRJ Midwest District Leadership Training and Interim Board Meeting https://wrj.org/node/109212 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109212 Midwest District Executive Committee Meeting https://wrj.org/node/109213 Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109213 M'tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 Midwest District Board Meeting https://wrj.org/node/109214 Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109214 Passover https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Yom Rishon shel Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23177 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from dependents. - Exodus 12:37 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23177 Acharei Mot I https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23185 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23185 Yom HaShoah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 Acharei Mot II https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23186 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: I the Eternal am your God. - Leviticus 18:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23186 Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Independence Day) are observed in Israel as national holidays. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 K'doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 Lag BaOmer https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 Lag BaOmer is a minor, festive holiday that falls on the 33rd day of the seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot, a period of time is known as the Omer. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 B'har https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 Shavuot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Naso https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Tishah B'Av https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Tishah B'Av is a day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Selichot Services https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 For many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s'lichot). - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Nitzavim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23167 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23167 Rosh HaShanah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22816 Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year, a time of prayer, self-reflection, and repentance. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22816 Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23168 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23168 Yom Kippur https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22817 Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement" and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer, and repentance. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22817 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22818 Sukkot is one of the most joyful festivals on the Jewish calendar. “Sukkot,” a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. The holiday has also come to commemorate the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22818 Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/32834 Immediately following Sukkot, we observe Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, a fun-filled day during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/32834 B'reishit https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 Midwest District Kallah https://wrj.org/node/109215 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109215 Midwest District Executive Committee Meeting https://wrj.org/node/109216 Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/node/109216 Noach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9  - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 Lech L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Hanukkah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Tu BiShvat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 Tu BiShvat or the "New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shvat. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Purim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil - P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23187 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23187 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Passover https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Chol HaMo-eid Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Yom HaShoah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 Tazria - M’tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Independence Day) are observed in Israel as national holidays. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 Acharei Mot - K’doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 Lag BaOmer https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 Lag BaOmer is a minor, festive holiday that falls on the 33rd day of the seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot, a period of time is known as the Omer. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 B'har - B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 ​If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Shavuot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 Naso I https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 Naso II https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal, they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat - Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Tishah B'Av https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Tishah B'Av is a day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Selichot Services https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 For many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s'lichot). - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 Nitzavim - Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 Rosh HaShanah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22816 Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year, a time of prayer, self-reflection, and repentance. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22816 Yom Rishon shel Rosh HaShanah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 After these things, God tested Abraham, saying to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am.". - Genesis 22:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Yom Kippur https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22817 Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement" and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer, and repentance. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22817 Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22818 Sukkot is one of the most joyful festivals on the Jewish calendar. “Sukkot,” a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. The holiday has also come to commemorate the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22818 Yom Rishon shel Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23176 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the Israelite people: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month there shall be the Feast of Booths to the Eternal, [to last] seven days. - Leviticus 23:33-34 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23176 Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/32834 Immediately following Sukkot, we observe Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, a fun-filled day during which we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/32834 Sh'mini Atzeret - Simchat Torah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23179 This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, bade the Israelites farewell before he died. - Deuteronomy 33:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23179 B'reishit https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 Noach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9  - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 Lech L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Hanukkah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22829 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Tu BiShvat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 Tu BiShvat or the "New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shvat. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22820 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Purim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22821 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Tazria https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 M'tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 Passover https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22822 Chol HaMo-eid Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Acharei Mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23145 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23145 Yom HaShoah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22824 K'doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Independence Day) are observed in Israel as national holidays. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22825 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 Lag BaOmer https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 Lag BaOmer is a minor, festive holiday that falls on the 33rd day of the seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot, a period of time is known as the Omer. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22826 B'har https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Shavuot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22827 Naso https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Tishah B'Av https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Tishah B'Av is a day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/22828 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Nitzavim - Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 Selichot Services https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 For many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s'lichot). - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/33049 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Yom Kippur https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23171 Surely, this Instruction which I enjoin upon you this day is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach. - Deuteronomy 30:11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23171 Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 B'reishit https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 Noach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9  - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 Lech L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Yom Sh'vi-i shel Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23174 Thus the Eternal delivered Israel that day from the Egyptians. - Exodus 14:30 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23174 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Tazria - M’tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 Acharei Mot - K’doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 B'har - B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 ​If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Naso https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23151 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23155 Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23156 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Nitzavim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23167 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23167 Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23168 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23168 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23173 B'reishit https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 Noach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9  - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 Lech L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil - P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23187 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23187 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Chol HaMo-eid Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Tazria - M’tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23190 Acharei Mot - K’doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23191 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 B'har - B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 ​If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23188 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Naso I https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 Naso II https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal, they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat - Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Nitzavim - Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 Yom Rishon shel Rosh HaShanah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 After these things, God tested Abraham, saying to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am.". - Genesis 22:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Yom Rishon shel Sukkot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23176 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the Israelite people: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month there shall be the Feast of Booths to the Eternal, [to last] seven days. - Leviticus 23:33-34 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23176 Sh'mini Atzeret - Simchat Torah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23179 This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, bade the Israelites farewell before he died. - Deuteronomy 33:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23179 B'reishit https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23119 Noach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9  - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23120 Lech L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23121 Vayeira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 The Eternal appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at about the hottest time of the day. - Genesis 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23122 Chayei Sarah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Sarah lived to be 127 years old--such was the span of Sarah's life. - Genesis 23:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23178 Tol'dot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23123 Vayeitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 And Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. - Genesis 28:10 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23180 Vayishlach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23124 Vayeishev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Jacob now settled in the land of his father's sojourning, in the land of Canaan. - Genesis 37:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23125 Mikeitz https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 At the end of two years' time Pharaoh had a dream: there he was, standing by the Nile, when seven cows came up out of the Nile, handsome and fat. - Genesis 41:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23126 Vayigash https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Judah now approached him and said, "By your leave, my lord, please give your servant a hearing, and do not let your anger flare up at your servant--for you are like Pharaoh". - Genesis 48:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23127 Va-y'chi https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23128 Sh'mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23129 Va-eira https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 God spoke to Moses and said to him, "I am the Eternal." - Exodus 6:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23130 Bo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 Then the Eternal One said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them." - Exodus 10:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23131 B'shalach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." - Exodus 13:17 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23132 Yitro https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23133 Mishpatim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23134 T'rumah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23135 T'tzaveh https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23136 Ki Tisa https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23137 Vayak'heil https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23138 P'kudei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23139 Vayikra https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23140 Tzav https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23141 Sh'mini https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23142 Tazria https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23143 M'tzora https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23144 Chol HaMo-eid Pesach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23175 Acharei Mot https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23145 The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23145 K'doshim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23146 Emor https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23147 B'har https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 The Eternal One spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Eternal." - Leviticus 25:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23148 B'chukotai https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. - Leviticus 26:3-4 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23149 B'midbar https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Eternal One spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Take a census of the whole Israelite company…" - Numbers 1:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23150 Naso I https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23194 Naso II https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If any men or women explicitly utter a nazirite’s vow, to set themselves apart for the Eternal, they shall abstain from wine and any other intoxicant." - Numbers 6:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23195 B'haalot'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.'" - Numbers 8:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23152 Sh'lach L'cha https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Send emissaries to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them." - Numbers 13:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23153 Korach https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23154 Chukat - Balak https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 The Eternal One spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: "This is the ritual law that the Eternal has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid." - Numbers 19:1-2 Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. - Numbers 22:2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23192 Pinchas https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23157 Matot - Mas-ei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: "This is what the Eternal has commanded: If a householder makes a vow to the Eternal or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips." - Numbers 30:2-3 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23189 D'varim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23160 Va-et'chanan https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23161 Eikev https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23162 R'eih https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23163 Shof'tim https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23164 Ki Teitzei https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 When you [an Israelite warrior] take the field against your enemies, and the Eternal your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife.... - Deuteronomy 21:10-11 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23165 Ki Tavo https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 When you enter the land that the Eternal your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it, you shall take some of every first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Eternal your God is giving to you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Eternal your God will choose to establish the divine name. - Deuteronomy 26:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23166 Nitzavim - Vayeilech https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10 Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23193 Yom Rishon shel Rosh HaShanah https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 After these things, God tested Abraham, saying to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am.". - Genesis 22:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23181 Haazinu https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169 Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1 - Union for Reform Judaism https://wrj.org/taxonomy/term/23169