8 Adar 5781
February 20, 2021
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Exodus 25:1-27:19
• 1 Kings 5:26(12)-6:13
• Mark 12:41-44
• 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
• Psalm 26
I will wash my hands in innocence, so I can walk around Your altar, Adonai, hearing the voice of thanksgiving while proclaiming all Your wonders. Adonai, I love the House where You live, the place where Your glory dwells.
(Psalms 26:6-8 TLV)
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Exodus 25:1
- Exodus 25:17
- Exodus 26:1 (A) 25:31 (S)
- Exodus 26:15
- Exodus 26:31
- Exodus 27:1
- Exodus 27:9
Maftir: Exodus 27:17
The Key Person is Moshe (Moses), with the LORD.
The Scene is Har Sinai (Mount Sinai).
The Main Events include the LORD telling Moshe how to make the Ark of the Testimony, the table of showbread, the lampstand, the tabernacle, the altar of burnt offering, the outer court, and the gate – all according to God’s pattern and using precious materials offered by people with willing hearts.
Adonai spoke to Moses saying, Tell Bnei-Yisrael to take up an offering for Me. From anyone whose heart compels him you are to take My offering… Have them make a Sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them.
(Exodus 25:1-2, 8 TLV)
Then the word of Adonai came to Solomon saying: “As for this House which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes, execute My ordinances and keep all My mitzvot by walking in them, then I will establish My word with you, which I spoke to your father David, I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”
(1 Kings 6:11-13 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
Calling His disciples over, He said to them, “Amen, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those contributing to the box! For they all put in from their surplus; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had, her whole living.”
(Mark 12:43-44 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.