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Links for Shabbat Services-4th/5th October

PARASHAT BEREISHIT (בְּרֵאשִׁית | In the beginning)

Torah: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10; Gospel: John 1:1-17

The first parasha in the book of Beginnings – Genesis - is all about creation. On each day of the creation account, Torah records that God said “tov’ – ‘it is good’. But, on the sixth day, He said ‘tov ma’od’ – ‘very good’.

This first Torah portion also highlights three distinct rebellions against God Himself:

  1. Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

  2. Cain killing his brother Abel

  3. The Tower of Babel incident

Torah is a record of mankind’s rebellion against the Creator of the Universe and God’s search for a righteous individual – Noah – through He will set into motion His plans for the redemption of the world.

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