Some Resources for Today (9/6) (15 Elul 5777) … Time in a Timeless Jewish Community (or, how do we deal with the 4th dimension)
What is a “parsha”?
The term parsha (plural parashiot) usually refers to the Torah reading for the week (parashat ha-shavua). The same reading is read by Jews all over the world that week. Most parsha are named after the first significant words in the reading. A parsha is also called a weekly portion.
Alternative English spellings: parshah, paraha
How do we use a “parsha calendar”?
Here is a link to the readings by date, and including both Hebrew and English written weekly Torah portions (parsha), and audio! Click Here
This week’s parsha? Ki Tavo “when you come”
What is your Hebrew birthday? Click Here
Hebrew Calendar/Lunar calendar? Click Here
Moon Phases: On a clear night, a Jew can look to the Moon and know well where in the month her community rests.
|Moon Phase||Image||Description||Lunar Day|
|New||Not visible, or traditionally: first visible crescent of the Moon||1|
|Waxing Crescent||Right 1-49% visible||3-4|
|First Quarter||Right 50% visible||8|
|Waxing gibbous||Right 51-99% visible||11-12|
|Waning gibbous||Left 51-99% visible||18-19|
|Third Quarter||Left 50% visible||22|
|Waning Crescent||Left 1-49% visible||25-26|