1 Adar 5781
February 13, 2021
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Exodus 21:1-24:18
• Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
• Matthew 17:1-13
• Psalm 72
Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the king’s son.
May he judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor ones with justice.
Let the mountains bring shalom to the people, and the hills righteousness.
May he vindicate the poor of the people, save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.
(Psalm 72:1-4 TLV)
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Exodus 21:1
- Exodus 21:20
- Exodus 22:4(5)
- Exodus 22:27(28)
- Exodus 23:6
- Exodus 23:20
- Exodus 23:26
Maftir: Exodus 23:16 (A) 23:15 (S)
The Key People are Moshe (Moses), Aharon (Aaron), Nadav (Nadab), Avihu (Abihu), the people of Yisra’el (Israel), 79 elders, Y’hoshua (Joshua) and Hur.
The Scene is Har Sinai (Mount Sinai).
The Main Events include rules about servants, property, resting, and keeping the three annual feasts; an angel sent to lead Yisra’el, go into C’na’an, and drive out the enemies; Moshe telling the LORD‘s judgments, the response, “Na’aseh v’nishma (we will do and we will listen);” Moshe sprinkling people with blood of the covenant; Moshe going up mountain to receive the tablets, staying 40 days and nights, and the glory of the LORD like fire.
When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it. The glory of Adonai settled upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. Then on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. The appearance of the glory of Adonai was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of Bnei-Yisrael. So Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up onto the mountain. Moses was on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.
(Exodus 24:15-18 TLV)
Thus says Adonai: “If I have not made My covenant of day and night firm, and the fixed patterns ordering the heavens and earth, only then would I reject the offspring of Jacob, and of My servant David so that I would not take from his offspring rulers over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore them from their exile, and have compassion on them.”
(Jeremiah 33:25-26 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
After six days, Yeshua takes with Him Peter and Jacob and John his brother, and brings them up a high mountain by themselves. Now He was transfigured before them; His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
(Matthew 17:1-2 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 various sources. Suggested Psalm readings are from the Messianic Siddur for Shabbat by Daniel Perek. 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.