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Torah Portion

Vayikra

Leviticus 1:1−5:26
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9 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 or I Samuel 15:2-34
Shabbat Zachor

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

Holiday

Purim

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13 Adar II 5782 to 14 Adar II 5782

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.

Torah Portion

Tzav

Leviticus 6:1−8:36
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16 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: I Kings 7:51-8:21

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

Torah Portion

Sh'mini

Leviticus 9:1-11:47
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23 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36
Shabbat Parah

On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel. - Leviticus 9:1

Torah Portion

Tazria

Leviticus 12:1−13:59
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1 Nisan 5782
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-25; Isaiah 66:1, 23
Shabbat HaChodesh

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