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364. Birkas Kohanim
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 13:25 Even though a person hears the entire Torah piece-by-piece in shul each Shabbos, he is nevertheless required to review the weekly portion on his own each week, twice in the original Hebrew and once in the Targum (the Aramaic translation). If a verse has no Targum, he should review that verse […]
363. Using Three Sifrei Torah
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 13:23 When Rosh Chodesh Adar falls on Shabbos, three Torah scrolls are used. The weekly Torah portion is read from the first, the reading of Rosh Chodesh from the second, and Ki Tisa from the third. Similarly, when Rosh Chodesh Nisan falls on Shabbos, three Torah scrolls are used. The weekly Torah […]
362. The Special Parshas in Non-Consecutive Weeks
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 13:21 There will be times when there will be a gap in between the first Shabbos with a special parsha and the second, or between the second and the third. Sometimes there will be two gaps, both between the first and second and between the second and third. However, there is never […]
361. The Four Special Parshas
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 13:19 The practice is to read haftaros of rebuke for three Shabboses before Tisha b’Av. On the first week, we read “The words of Jeremiah” (Jeremiah 1-2); the second, we read “The vision of Isaiah” (Isaiah 1); the third, we read “How like a harlot…” (Isaiah 1:21). On the Shabbos after Tisha […]
360. Torah Readings for Chanukah and Tisha b’Av
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 13:17 The Torah readings for Chanukah are as follows: On the first day, we read from the priestly benediction through the offerings of the first day (Numbers 6-7). On the second day, we read the offerings of the second day. We continue in this manner until the eighth day, when we read […]