I've Always Wondered
Why Are The Israelis Reading a Different Parashah This Week? Originally Published July 19-20, 2019.

This week we are reading Parashat Balak, but our friends and relatives in Israel are reading Pineḥas.  What gives? Well!  It was very sharp of you to catch that difference!  It has to do with the celebrations of the various festivals.  When a festival falls on Shabbat, we read the Torah portion associated with that […]

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