Inspiration Through Torah in 5776: Beha’alotcha

500px-Holman_Blowing_the_Trumpet_at_the_Feast_of_the_New_Moon_(crop)Shalom! We’re in parsha Beha’alotcha this week in the diaspora. This week’s readings include the cleansing of the Levites for service to Hashem in the Tabernacle, the celebration of Pesach at Mount Sinai, the departure from Mount Sinai, the complaints of the children of Israel, the appointment of seventy elders, the quail and the plague, and the lashon hara against Moses by Aaron and Miriam.

You may decide to read the whole portion in one sitting, or you might decide to do the FULL KRIYAH which breaks up the parsha so that you can pace yourself and concentrate on a smaller section each day.

This week, the readings for the Torah portion for each day of the week will be as follows:

1: 8:1-14 (14 p’sukim)

2: 8:15-26 (12 p’sukim)

3: 9:1-14 (14 p’sukim)

4: 9:15-10:10 (19 p’sukim)

5: 10:11-34 (24 p’sukim)

6: 10:35-11:29 (31 p’sukim)

7: 11:30-12:16 (22 p’sukim)

In addition to the Torah portion, the haftarah portion is Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7.

The accompanying psalm to be read on Shabbat for this week’s portion is 68.

Continue to journal this week, writing down your thoughts, themes, and Bible verses that come to mind for the individual days, and/or week. If you’d like to focus on personal character development with a larger community, see “Mussar” below the Torah study materials.

Torah Study Materials

Reading materials

Torah Portion Study Guides from Tony Robinson

The Creation Gospel Torah Portions: Bamidbar by Dr. Hollisa Alewine


The Parsha Experiment from the AlephBeta team on this week’s parsha.

Torah teachings (from the Torah cycle 5772) by L. Grant Luton

Mussar (Personal Character Development)

This week, we will focus on the middot (character trait) emunah u’bitachon which is translated as faith(fulness) and trust, with an emphasis on trust.

Mussar Worksheet: Trust

You might like to go back to week Mikeitz to view the lecture given by Brene Brown.

Blessings and Shalom for a good week,