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Parshah (Weekly Torah Reading)

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Parshah (Weekly Torah Reading): The weekly Torah portion.
Sefer Bereishit
The first book of the Torah is known in Hebrew as Bereishit (“In the Beginning”), because the opening lines describe how G‑d created heaven and earth. In English it is called Genesis (from the Greek for “origin”).
For the Parshah of Bereishit, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
We were not just chosen because of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Rather, we are part of G-d's plan from the very beginning.
To the Creator, there is nothing here other than His words, nothing other than G‑d telling a story to Himself.
For an informed reading of the weekly Haftarah - Isaiah 42:5-21
Background and Overview This part of the book of Isaiah, beginning with ch. 40, is dedicated to prophecies of hope and consolation for the Jewish people. Living at the time when the sky was beginning to gray over the Jewish people, Isaiah foresaw the exil...
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