6 Cheshvan 5781
October 24, 2020
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Genesis 6:9-11:32
• Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A)
• Isaiah 54:1-10 (S)
• Matthew 24:36-47
• Psalm 29
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Genesis 6:9
- Genesis 7:1
- Genesis 7:17
- Genesis 8:15
- Genesis 9:8
- Genesis 9:18
- Genesis 11:1
Maftir: Genesis 11:29
Ascribe to Adonai the glory of His Name. Bow down to Adonai in the beauty of holiness. The voice of Adonai is over the waters. The God of glory thunders—Adonai is over mighty waters. The voice of Adonai is powerful. The voice of Adonai is full of majesty.
(Psalm 29:2-4 TLV)
The Key People include Noach (Noah), Shem, Cham (Ham), Yefet (Japheth), their wives, C’na’an (Canaan), Terach (Terah), Avram (Abram), Nachor (Nahor), Haran, Lot, Sarai, and Milcah.
The Scenes include the mountains of Ararat, plains of Shin’ar (Shinar), Ur Chasdim (Ur of the Chaldeans) and Charan (Haran).
The Main Events include the ark, flood, covenant, rainbow, vineyard fiasco, Shem’s blessing, Tower of Bavel (Babel), and Terach’s move.
When Adonai smelled the soothing aroma, Adonai said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, even though the inclination of the heart of humankind is evil from youth. Nor will I ever again smite all living creatures, as I have done. While all the days of the land remain, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will not cease.”
(Genesis 8:21-22 TLV)
For this is like the waters of Noah to Me: for as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more cover the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor will I rebuke you. Though the mountains depart and the hills be shaken, My love will not depart from you, nor will My covenant of peace be shaken, says Adonai who has compassion on you.
(Isaiah 54:9-10 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
For just as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. And they did not understand until the flood came and swept them all away. So shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man.
(Matthew 24:37-39 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.