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This is our periodic call for volunteers to write a D'var Torah diary over the coming weeks.  You don't have to be a rabbinical scholar - as far as I know none of us are - and you don't even have to be Jewish.  If you haven't written one yet, why not give it a try?  Here is the schedule for the next few weeks (I've translated the name of each parshah, except for the two named for people):

May 25:   Torah reading - Behalotecha (when you set up) Numbers chapters 8 to 12.  Haftarah - Zechariah 2:14 to 4:7.  charliehall2

June 1:  Torah reading - Shelach Lecha (send for yourselves) Numbers chapters 13 to 15.  Haftarah - Joshua chapter 2. Ramara

June 8:  1st Torah reading - Korach, Numbers chapters 16 to 18
Second Torah reading Numbers 28: 9-15.  Haftarah - Isaiah chapter 66.  Eowyn9

(Note:  This Shabbat coincides with Rosh Hodesh Tammuz, the first day of the new month of Tammuz.  The first day of each month is a very minor (except for Rosh Hashanah) holiday. Numbers 28: 9-15 is read in synagogue every Rosh Hodesh, and Isaiah chapter 66 is chanted every Shabbat that coincides with Rosh Hodesh.  The regular Haftarah, which is preempted, is 1 Samuel 11:14 to 12:22).

June 15:  Torah reading - Chukkat (the ritual law) Numbers chapters 19 to 22:1.  Haftarah - Judges 11:1 to 33.  quarkstomper

June 22:  Torah reading Balak, Numbers 22:2 to 25:9.  Haftarah:  Micah 5:6 to 6:8.

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Originally posted to Street Prophets on Fri May 17, 2013 at 07:08 AM PDT.

Also republished by Elders of Zion.

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