• February 28, 2024
  • 19 5784, Adar I
  • פרשת כי תשא

The 4 Special Parshiyot

The 4 Special Parshiyot

Every year prior to Purim there are two special Torah readings on the preceding Shabbatot and two special readings in the weeks that follow. These are known at the “Arba pashiyot”, the four special readings. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores each one, explaining their contexts and why each is significant unto itself.

Next Class

February 28, 2024
0
Days
9
Hours
20
Mins

Timezone

Time of Class

Wednesday 4:00 pm
February 21, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 4 Special Parshiyot: The 4 Special Parshiyot
Class description

Hello Everyone,

The Gemarah in masechet Megillah teaches that between the Shabbat preceding the month of Adar and the Shabbat preceding the month of Nisan we read four portions of the Torah which relate to the those particular weeks. These are the “Four Parshiyot.”

Today we will discuss the first of these special parshiyot, the parsha known as “Parashat Shekalim.” This reading commemorates the fact that when the Temple exists, on the first day of Adar people would be reminded to send their half-shekel coins to the Temple. These coins would collected and used to pay for the sacrifices brought in the coming year ( which began on the first day on the month of Nisan).

February 28, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 4 Special Parshiyot: The 4 Special Parshiyot
Class description
March 6, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 4 Special Parshiyot: The 4 Special Parshiyot
Class description
March 13, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 4 Special Parshiyot: The 4 Special Parshiyot
Class description

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.