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  1. Weekly Torah portion

    The weekly Torah portion is a section of the Torah read in Jewish prayer services, mainly on Shabbat and on Monday and Thursday morning services, part of the wider weekly practice. In Judaism, the Torah is read publicly over the course of a year, with one major portion read each week in the Shabbat morning service, except when a holiday coincides with Shabbat. The Torah is traditionally divided into 54 parshiyot or parshas. Each weekly Torah portion adopts its name from one of the first unique words in the Hebrew text. Dating back to the time of the Babylonian captivity, public Torah reading mostly followed an annual cycle beginning and ending on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, with the Torah divided into 54 weekly portions to correspond to the lunisolar Hebrew calendar, which contains up to 55 weeks, the exact number varying between leap years and regular years. There was also an ancient triennial cycle of readings practiced in some parts of the world. In the 19th and 20th centuries, many congregations in the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements have implemented an alternative triennial cycle in which only one-third of each weekly parashah is read in a given year; the parashot read are still consistent with the annual cycle but the entire Torah is completed over three years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weekly torah portion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weekly torah portion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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