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B'RE'SHIT - Genesis 1:1 through 6:8

The TORAH from Creation to Noah

Public Readings from the First Book of the TORAH.

There are seven readings from the TORAH Scroll in the synagague on each Sabbath, Festival or Holy Day, "Yom Tov." To read the concluding Maftir is an honor. On a regular Sabbath the Maftir is a recitation of the last few verses read from the TORAH portion. On Special Sabbaths, Festivals and days of fasting the Maftir will include readings from other scrolls of the TANAKH. Reading Schedule - The Torah is read publicly over the course of a year, with one major portion read each week in the Shabbat morning service.

NOTE:  A Parashah or Sidra is a portion of scripture book from the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible).The division of scipture into parashot is often based on a change in topic, change in thought or to to highlight a special verse or verses.
  1. First Reading: Genesis 1:1 - 2:3
    • Creation
  2. Second Reading: Genesis 2:4 - 2:19
    • Man
    • Second Creation Account
  3. Third Reading: Genesis 2:20 - 3:21
    • Man Names Living Creatures.
    • Ishah (Woman) Created
    • The First Sin
    • The Woman's Curse
    • The Man's Curse
  4. Fourth Reading: Genesis 3:22 - 4:18
    • The Expulsion from Eden
    • Cain and Abel
    • The First Murder
    • Decendents of Cain and Enoch (Hanoch).
  5. Fifth Reading: Genesis 4:19 - 4:22
    • Decendents of Cain and Enoch (Hanoch) continued.
    • Tuval-Cain maker of bronze/copper and iron implements.
  6. Sixth Reading: Genesis 4:23 - 5:24
    • Seth born. 4:25
    • Enosh (Enos) called upon the LORD by Name. 4:26
    • Chronicals of Man
    • Enoch; G_d took him.
  7. Seventh Reading: Genesis 5:25 - 6:8
    • Noah born
    • Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japheth (Yefeth).
    • sons of G_d and the daughters of men.
    • Nefilim
    • Life of men limited to 120 years.
    • Wickedness of man great in the earth.
    • The Decree Against Humanity


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