Welcome to Torah portion Emor Emor means Say Scripture passage: Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH gave rules just for priests, since they had the job of caring for the Tabernacle. They had to be very careful who they chose to marry. They were to stay clean and able to work in […]



Welcome to Torah portion Kedoshim Kedoshim means Holy Scripture passage: Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH wants His people to be set-apart, different from wicked people. How do we do that? Honor and respect your parents. Keep the Sabbath as a special day. Do not make statues of gods and worship them. […]

Acharei Mot

acharei mot

Welcome to Torah portion Acharei Mot Acharei Mot means After the death Scripture passage: Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Read Aloud from My First Torah The most special and set apart feast of the year is the Day of Atonement. It is also called Yom Kippur. This was the only day that the high priest could go into […]

Tazria and Metzora

Welcome to Torah portions Tazria and Metzora Tazria means She will conceive and Metzora means Leper. Scripture passage: Leviticus 12:1-15:33   Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH loves babies and children. He wants the earth full of loving families. He cares about dads and moms. When a new baby is born, YHVH tells us […]



Welcome to Torah portion Shemini Shemini means eighth. Scripture passage: Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Read Aloud from My First Torah Moses began teaching Aaron and his sons about their jobs as priests. First, Aaron learned how to give an offering. He took a bull and a ram. The people also brought animals for a sacrifice. Moses taught […]



Welcome to Torah portion Tsav Tsav means Command. Scripture passage: Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH explained to Moses how to give each of the different offerings. Aaron and his sons would be in charge of these offerings. They needed to follow YHVH’s instructions exactly. Giving an offering is part of approaching […]



Welcome to Torah portion Vayikra Vayikra means And he called. Scripture passage: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Read Aloud from My First Torah YHVH gives us a way to have a friendship with Him. We have a friendship with YHVH through the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle belongs to YHVH. We follow His rules in the Tabernacle. We bring special […]

Vayakhel and Pekudei


Welcome to Torah portions Vayakhel and Pekudei Vayakhel means He gathered and Pekudei means countings. Scripture passage: Exodus 35:1-40:38 Read Aloud from My First Torah Moses gathered all the people together. He taught them about keeping the Sabbath. He also asked them to give gifts for building the Tabernacle. They were all happy to give. […]

Ki Tisa

ki tisa

Welcome to Torah portion Ki Tisa. Ki Tisa means when you take. Scripture passage: Exodus 30:11-34:35 Read Aloud from My First Torah Moses stayed up on Mount Sinai as he listened to YHVH’s instructions about the Tabernacle and the priests. He learned about how each man was to give half a shekel of money for […]



Welcome to Torah portion Tetsaveh. Tetsaveh means you shall command. Scripture passage: Exodus 27:20-30:10 Read Aloud from My First Torah Moses was instructed to make his brother Aaron a priest. Aaron would do all the jobs in the tabernacle, with the help of his sons. They would offer sacrifices on the altar. They would keep […]