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Children’s Torah Portions Children's Parsha - Torah Portions (Hebrew)
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The Sefer Torah is made up of five books:

Genesis Bereshit Bereshit
Exodus Shemoth Shemoth
Leviticus VaYikra Vayikra
Numbers BeMidbar Bemidbar
Deuteronomy Devarim Devarim

They are often referred to as the Chumash which means “five”. The Torah scroll itself is hand written by a scribe in black ink on parchment. The parchment sheets are sewn together with the veins of a kosher animal. Wooden rollers are attached to the ends so that we can read from portion to portion on the scroll without the parchment being handled, this is because it is all handwritten, and the ink becomes brittle with age. Looking at a Torah scroll, you can see that there are no vowels or punctuation marks. Start early and practice for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah !

The Torah is part of the TaNaCh which is explained in detail here.

Here are all the Torah portions in English, Transliteration and Hebrew.


Before you start studying the Torah, you need to repeat this blessing

Torah study blessing

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu melech ha-olam. Asher kid-shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu la-asok b’divray Torah

I praise Adonai, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for blessing us with mitzvot and gives us the mitzvah of engaging ourselves in the words of the Torah.


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