2 Kislev 5780
November 30, 2019
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.
• Genesis 25:19-28:9
• Malachi 1:1-2:7
• Romans 9:1-13
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Genesis 25:19
- Genesis 26:6
- Genesis 26:13
- Genesis 26:23
- Genesis 26:30
- Genesis 27:28
- Genesis 28:5
Maftir: Genesis 28:7
The Key People include Ya’akov, Yitzchak (Isaac), Rivkah (Rebecca), Esav (Esau), Avimelech (Abimelech) king of the Philistines, daughters of Chet (Het), Lavan (Laban), and more wives for Esav.
The Scenes include G’rar (Gerar), B’er Shava (Beersheba), Yitzchak’s 3 wells, Shiv’ah (Shibah/seven), and Padan Aram.
The Main Events include the Lord speaking to Rivkah, birth of twin nations, the birthright traded for stew, famine, prosperity in G’rar, Yitzchak’s blessing for Ya’akov when tricked by hairy skin, the blessing reaffirmed, Ya’akov sent to Lavn to get a wife, and Yitzchak bestowing Avrahamic blessing on Ya’akov – the next generation to receive divine favor.
Adonai said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from your body will be separated. One people will be stronger than the other people, but the older will serve the younger.” When her time came to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.
(Genesis 25:23-24 TLV)
“I loved you,” says Adonai. But you say: “How have you loved us?” “Was Esau not Jacob’s brother?”—it is the declaration of Adonai—“Yet I loved Jacob and Esau I hated. I made his hills a wasteland and gave his inheritance to jackals of the wilderness.”
(Malachi 1:2-3 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
And not only this, but also Rebecca having twins, from one act with our father Isaac. Yet before the sons were even born and had not done anything good or bad—so that God’s purpose and choice might stand not because of works but because of Him who calls— it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.”
(Romans 9:10-12 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.