Parashat Balak · Israel

This week's Torah portion () is Chukat in the Diaspora · Balak in Israel 🇮🇱

Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite. [1]

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Leyning coordinators can download these Comma Separated Value (CSV) files and import into Microsoft Excel or some other spreadsheet program.

  • The Full Kriyah CSV files contain Torah & Haftara readings for Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, holidays and fast days.
  • The Weekday CSV files contain Torah readings for Mondays & Thursdays (and Shabbat mincha) when those days don't co-occur with one of the events above. In other words, these files are intended to be mutually exclusive with the Full Kriyah Shabbat/holiday files.
  • Triennial CSV files are available for the Diaspora only, as the USCJ/RA has not published aliyah-by-aliyah tables that follow the Israeli sedra scheme.

Example content:

DateParashahAliyahReadingVerses
25-Oct-2003Bereshit1Genesis 1:1 – 2:334
25-Oct-2003Bereshit2Genesis 2:4 – 2:1916
25-Oct-2003Bereshit3Genesis 2:20 – 3:2127
25-Oct-2003Bereshit4Genesis 3:22 – 4:1821
25-Oct-2003Bereshit5Genesis 4:19 – 4:224
25-Oct-2003Bereshit6Genesis 4:23 – 5:2428
25-Oct-2003Bereshit7Genesis 5:25 – 6:816
25-Oct-2003BereshitmafGenesis 6:5 – 6:84
25-Oct-2003BereshitHaftaraIsaiah 42:5 – 43:11
1-Nov-2003Noach1Genesis 6:9 – 6:2214
1-Nov-2003Noach2Genesis 7:1 – 7:1616
1-Nov-2003Noach3Genesis 7:17 – 8:1422
1-Nov-2003Noach4Genesis 8:15 – 9:715
1-Nov-2003Noach5Genesis 9:8 – 9:1710
1-Nov-2003Noach6Genesis 9:18 – 10:3244
1-Nov-2003Noach7Genesis 11:1 – 11:3232
1-Nov-2003NoachmafGenesis 11:29 – 11:324
1-Nov-2003NoachHaftaraIsaiah 54:1 – 55:5