Beresheeth Highlights

1st Book: Beresheeth (Genesis)


The original Hebrew name of the first book of Scripture is Beresheeth meaning ‘in the beginning’, or ‘in the first’. The Greek word ‘Genesis’ comes from a word simply implying origins.  This is the first of the five books of Mosheh (Mushah/ Moses) which are collectively referred to as the Torah. This book in particular covers the origins of creation, the fall of man, the great flood, the lives of the patriarchs and more.

  • For an introductory to the Genealogies: 1:1-2:3
  • Shamayim (Heaven) & Earth: 2:4-4:26
  • Adam 5:1-6:8
  • Noach (Noah) 6:9-9:29
  • Sons of Noach (Noah) 10:1-11:9
  • Shem 11:10-11:26
  • Terah 11:27-25:11
  • Ishmael 25:12-25:18
  • Esaw (Esau) 36:1-37:1
  • Jacob 37:2-50:26
Readings from Bereshith (Genesis):

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1.1: Parsha Beresheeth Chapters 1-6:8

In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.- Beresheeth (Genesis) 1:2

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1.2: Parsha Noach Chapters 6:9-11:32

This is the genealogy of Noach. Noach was a righteous man, perfect in his generations. Noach walked with Elohim. -Beresheeth (Genesis) 6:9

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1.3: Parsha Lech Lecha Chapters 12:1-17:27

And YaHuWaH said to Abram, “Go yourself out of your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house, to a land which I show you. – Beresheeth (Genesis) 12:1

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1.4: Parsha Wayeira Chapters 18:1-22:24

And YaHuWaH appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, while he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. -Beresheeth (Genesis) 18:1

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1.5: Parsha Chayei Sarah Chapters 23:1-25:18

And Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. – Beresheeth (Genesis) 23:1

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1.6: Parsha Toldot Chapters 25:19-28:9

The name of this week’s Torah portion is “Toldot” meaning “generations or ancestry”.

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1.7: Parsha Vayeitzei Chapters 28:10-32:2

Yaacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. (Gen. 28:10)

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1.8: Parsha Vayishilach Chapters 32:3-36:43

And Yaacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom. (Gen. 32:3)

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1.9: Parsha Vayeshev Chapters 37:1-40:23

And Yaacob was settled in the land where his father had sojourned, the land of Canaan. (Gen. 37:1)

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1.10: Parsha Miketz Bereshith (Genesis) Chapters 41:1-44:17

“And it came to be, at the end of two years’ time, that Pharaoh had a dream, and saw him standing by the river…”-Genesis 41:1

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1.11: Parsha Vayigash Chapters 44:18-47:27

And Yahuwdah came near to him and said, “O my master, please let your servant speak a word in my master’s hearing, and do not let your displeasure burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh (Gen. 44:18)

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1.12: Parsha Vayechi Chapters 47:28-50:26

“And Yaacob lived in the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt) seventeen years. So the days of Yaacob, the years of his life, were 147 years. (Gen. 47:28)

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