Torah Portion for this Shabbat is Bereishit

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8). It tells the story of creation and of Cain and Abel.

The Haftarah is Isaiah 42:5-43:10. It contains a long poem about God’s power and contains several references to creation, like “So said God the Lord/ Who created the heavens and stretched them out,/ Who spread out the earth and what it brings forth/ Who gave breath to the people upon it…” (42:5).

This tapestry showing the days of creation is by Bracha Lavee and can be seen in the foyer of the synagogue.