Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 140:2
The Four Special Torah Readings

2. On the Shabbos before Purim, we read "Parashas Zachor" (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) (1). On the Shabbos before Rosh Chodesh Nissan, we read "Parashas HaChodesh" (Exodus 12:1-20) (2). If Rosh Chodesh Nissan falls on Shabbos, "Parashas HaChodesh" is read on that day, according to the sequence outlined [for the reading of "Parashas Shekalim"] when Rosh Chodesh Adar falls on Shabbos.

On the Shabbos before [we read] "Parashas HaChodesh" we read "Parashas Porah" (Numbers 19:1-22) (3).

FOOTNOTES:

(1) This paragraph states the commandment to recall the attack of the nation of Amalek which occurred just after the exodus from Egypt.

(2) This paragraph describes the mitzvah the sanctify the new moon and the mitzvah to offer the "Korban Pesach" (Passover offering) on the afternoon of the fourteenth of Nissan.

(3) "Parashas Porah" describes the purification ceremony of those who are ritually impure due contact with a human corpse.

 

Back Paragraph 1 Table of Contents Paragraph 3 Next 

 

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2004 Torah.org

 


 


ARTICLES ON VAYIGASH AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

A Gallery of Heroes
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763

Yaakov's Message To Us
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Family Values
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

ArtScroll

Ge’ulah: The Roots of Exile
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

The Challenge
Shlomo Katz - 5774

From the Mouth of a "Turned Off" Student
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

> Redeeming Factors
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Every Little Bit Counts
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

My Master Is In Me
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Basic Concepts and Laws
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

A Spiritual Holiday
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

A Killing Prayer
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5755

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

To Reveal Its Deeper Meaning
Rabbi Label Lam - 5761

Bonding Time
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5760

The Light of Devotion
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Chanukah Vs. Purim
Shlomo Katz - 5760



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information