29 Av 5781
August 7, 2021
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
• Isaiah 54:11-55:5
• John 7:37-52
• Psalm 97
Adonai reigns, let the earth rejoice,
let the many islands be glad.
The heavens declare His righteousness,
and all the peoples have seen His glory.
(Psalm 97:1,6 TLV)
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Deuteronomy 11:26
- Deuteronomy 12:11
- Deuteronomy 12:29
- Deuteronomy 14:1
- Deuteronomy 14:22
- Deuteronomy 15:1
- Deuteronomy 15:19
Maftir: Deuteronomy 16:13
The Key Person is Moshe (Moses), speaking to all Yisra’el (Israel).
The Scene is the wilderness east of the Promised Land, ready to cross over the Yarden (Jordan).
The Main Events include Moshe telling us to see the choice between blessing and curses; exhortation to worship God alone, in His designated place; permission to eat meat but not blood; caution against idolatry and false prophets, the imperative to destroy all high places; kosher laws, tithes, 7th year of sh’mittah to cancel debts, providing for poor, freeing slaves, offering firstborn animals, and observing pilgrimage feasts of Pesach, Shavu’ot and Sukkot.
See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse— the blessing, if you listen to the mitzvot of Adonai your God that I am commanding you today, but the curse, if you do not listen to the mitzvot of Adonai your God, but turn from the way I am commanding you today, to go after other gods you have not known.
(Deuteronomy 11:26-28 TLV)
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the water, and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost! Why do you spend money for what is not bread? Your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, so that your soul may live.
(Isaiah 55:1-3 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Yeshua stood up and cried out loudly, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” Now He said this about the Ruach, whom those who trusted in Him were going to receive; for the Ruach was not yet given, since Yeshua was not yet glorified.
(John 7:37-39 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.