8 Tishrei 5781
September 26, 2020
“Sabbath of Return”
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) readings for this week. Listen to the current Portion readings from the Tree of Life Version here.
• Deuteronomy 32:1-52
• Hosea 14:2(1)-10(9); Joel 2:11-27; Micah 7:18-20 (A)
• Hosea 14:2(1)-10(9); Micah 7:18-20 (S)
• Romans 10:17-11:12; 12:19; 15:9-10
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Deuteronomy 32:1
- Deuteronomy 32:7
- Deuteronomy 32:13
- Deuteronomy 32:19
- Deuteronomy 32:29
- Deuteronomy 32:40
- Deuteronomy 32:44
Maftir: Deuteronomy 32:4
The Key People are Moshe (Moses) and Y’hoshua (Joshua), speaking to all Yisra’el (Israel).
The Scenes are the wilderness east of the Promised Land, and Har N’vo (Mt. Nebo) with its view of the land across the Yarden (Jordan).
The Main Events include Moshe and Y’hoshua reciting the Ha’azinu song to all the people gathered; song used as a teaching poem, calling heaven and earth to “give ear” as witnesses of Yisra’el’s disobedience, which leads to devastation and dispersion but eventually regathering; later the same day, Moshe climbing Mt. Nebo to view the Promised Land before dying.
Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak! Let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching trickle like rain, my speech distill like dew—like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants. For I will proclaim Adonai’s Name, ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock—blameless is His work. Indeed, all His ways are just. God of faithfulness without iniquity, righteous and upright is He.
(Deuteronomy 32:1-4 TLV)
Return O Israel, to Adonai your God, for you have stumbled in your iniquity. Take words with you and return to Adonai. Say to Him: “Take away all iniquity, and accept what is good, so we may repay with offerings of our lips:
(Hosea 14:2-3 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
As it is written, “For this reason I will give You praise among the Gentiles, and I will sing to Your name.” And again it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.”
(Romans 15:9-10 TLV)
Torah Portion readings and the associated Haftarah readings generally follow the Stone Edition Chumash and/or the Complete Jewish Bible. Verse numbering generally follows the Hebrew tradition, and where modern Christian traditions differ those verse numbers are shown in parentheses (). Haftarah readings generally follow the Ashkenazi tradition. Where the Sephardic tradition differs, the Haftarah portions are designated as (A) and (S). Suggested New Testament readings are taken from the Walk! series of Messianic Devotion Commentaries by Dr. Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg. The Key People, The Scenes, and The Main Events are taken from the Walk! series of Messianic Devotion Commentaries by Dr. Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg. Scripture taken from the Tree of Life Version (TLV) © 2015 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.