Torah Reading: Parshat Beha'alotcha

Next read on 22 June 2024


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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This Torah portion - Parshat Beha'alotcha - will next be read on 22 June 2024
Read on these dates in following years: 14 June 2025   -   30 May 2026   -   19 June 2027
10 June 2028   -   2 June 2029   -   15 June 2030
7 June 2031   -   29 May 2032   -   11 June 2033
3 June 2034   -   16 June 2035   -   14 June 2036
30 May 2037   -   12 June 2038


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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