Torah Reading: Parshat Beha'alotcha


Portion:   Beha'alotecha = When You Set Up בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ       (Hebrew)
Book:   Bamidbar = Numbers Section:       8:1-12:16
Beha'alotcha is the 4th book of the 5 books of the Torah.
Context:   The Israelites are wandering in the desert.

Beha'alotecha describes the Menorah, which is the sacred gold lampstand in the Mishkan, the portable sanctuary which accompanies the Israelites in the wilderness.

This Torah portion also summarises additional rules for the Levites serving the sanctuary, the firstborn, and Passover observance.

When the Israelites complain (yet again) about the food they're missing from their time in Egypt, a frustrated Moses accepts God's instruction to establish an advisory council of 70 elders.

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The Torah - the Five Books of Moses - is read publicly in synagogues every Sabbath on an annual cycle.
The cycle begins each year with Bereishit (Genesis), which is read on the Sabbath following the Simchat Torah festival.

Each of these weekly readings is known as a Parsha, or portion.
The Torah is also read in shorter segments of the Parsha on Mondays and Thursdays, and in selected sections on festivals.

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