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Parshat HaShavua Israel/Diaspora
this year the weekly Torah portion read in the Diaspora are out of sync with Israel because of Pesach. The Diaspora will ’catch up’ with Behar/Bechukotai. Yet in 5776 when this happened, the ’catch up’ was Matot Massei. Why the difference?
Two years ago, in 5776, it was different because it was a leap year and there were 2 Adars. In such a year, obviously many double-parshas are split up. For possible reasons why our chutz laAretz brothers unite with us davka before Behar-B’Chukotai or Matot-Masei, see Rabbi Phil Chernofsky’s suggestions at: file:///C:/Users/arish/Downloads/oosss.pdf