5 Kislev 5781
November 21, 2020
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Genesis 25:19-28:9
• Malachi 1:1-2:7
• John 4:5-26
• Romans 9:1-13
• Psalm 36
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
How precious is Your love, O God!
The children of men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They drink their fill from the abundance of Your House.
You give them drink from the river of Your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life—in Your light we see light.
(Psalm 36:8-10 TLV)
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
So He comes to a Samaritan town called Shechem, near the plot of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. So Yeshua, exhausted from the journey, was sitting by the well. It was midday.
(John 4:5-6 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.