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Learning Torah Parsha every day

Rabbi David SperlingIyyar 26, 5779
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Question
Please, I would love to learn a Portion of Torah every day. please advise how to do it correctly?
Answer
Shalom, Thank you for your question. It is a great idea to study the weekly portion every day. In fact, this is a mitzvah, and you will be joining with a great many people who study the weekly Parsha. How to do it? Firstly, you need to find out what will be the Parsha read next Shabbat. This is listed on many calendars, and websites (like our own Yeshiva.co). Then, you need to find that Parsha in your Chumash. If you do not own a Chumash with a good translation into English, this can be found online (try Chabad.org or Sefaria). Each week's Parsha is divided into 7 “call-ups” (Aliyot). This makes it easy for daily study – on Sunday start with the first section, and then do another section (“call-up”/ Aliyah) each day. This way, on Friday you'll learn the 6th section. You may want to finish the Parsha before Shabat, so you can do the 7th Aliyah on Friday also. Or, if that doesn't work for you, you can read it on Friday night. There are many good translations and commentaries on the Parsha – you will get much more out of your studies if you learn one of these together with Parsha. A good basic place to start if the very popular Artscroll Chumash, which is available in all good Jewish bookshops. May you have every success in your learing.
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