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Torah Readings on Mondays and Thursdays

Andrea 4 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 8 months ago 6

This is such a helpful webisite!  I visit it often to get information on Torah Readings.  I am also grateful for the calendar information and the date converter.


In addition to the weekly Shabbat aliyot breakdown, could you please also list the aliyot read on Mondays and Thursdays?  I lost my luach recently, and had trouble figuring out the aliyot read on a recent Monday.   With this information you will make the Torah reading information more comprehensive than it already is. 

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Hi, we have added weekday Torah readings to our parsha pages:

Mo'adim L'Simcha!

Hi Michael,

This is great!

Unfortunately, this task must be "re-opened" because the CSV sheets have not been updated with the weekday readings.

Please update the CSV files with the weekday readings.


Please update these CSV files:

https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/fullkriyah-5782.csv

* https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/fullkriyah-il-5782.csv

* for all the years

* Do Triennial congregations do Saturday afternoon, Monday and Thursday Torah readings?


And on that note also to update the sedrot:

* https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/5782

* https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/5782?i=on

* https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/5783

* https://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/5783?i=on


Great stuff!

Etay

I looked at your weekday breakouts again and realized that they are for the same parashah.  But on Shabbat afternoon, a few hours after the morning Torah reading for Chayei Sarah, you do not read Chayei Sarah again.  You read the Monday / Thursday readings for the next parashah, Toldot.  A novice reader might not realize this and prepare the wrong Torah reading for Shabbat afternoon. 


I suggest that you indicate that those three aliyot listed are for the Shabbat afternoon the week before.   Or, it might be more clear to list on the Chayei Sarah webpage the weekday three aliyot breakdown for Toldot, clearly stating that this is what you read in the afternoon after reading Chayei Sarah in the morning.

Also, it’s important to note that the Monday and Thursday readings listed for e.g. Chayei Sarah are also for the week leading up to Shabbat Chayei Sarah.  

Finally, just to make this even more confusing, my husband pointed out that this week’s Monday and Thursday Torah readings we are reading from Vezot Habrachah, even though next Shabbat the Torah reading will be for the second Shabbat of Sukkot rather than from Vezot Habrachah.  Perhaps you already specify this.

In summary, it is great that you now have the weekday and Shabbat afternoon breakdowns. You just need to specify what dates those are actually for, since the Shabbat morning and afternoon Torah readings come from different parashot, and since you read from the same parashah for the Monday and Thursday before Shabbat rather than for the Monday and Thursday following Shabbat.  You also need to watch out for situations in which the Monday and Thursday Torah readings diverge from the readings on an upcoming Shabbat which falls on a holiday such as Sukkot.

Hi Andrea, thanks for the feedback.

I understand your concern about a novice reader not understanding that the weekday Torah readings are for the week before the Shabbat. (And actually, during times of the year like right now when Shabbat coincides with a holiday or Chol HaMoed, it's sometimes more than a week before the portion is read on a Shabbat),

We'll consider modifying the pages to add the specific dates of the readings on Mondays and Thursdays to clarify.

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Hi, we have added weekday Torah readings to our parsha pages:

Mo'adim L'Simcha!

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Hi, thanks for using Hebcal and thanks for your question. You are correct that Hebcal.com does not currently provide the Torah reading breakdown for the 3 weekday aliyot. This would be an excellent enhancement to the Hebcal website and we will add it to the TODO list. We will keep this ticket open until the feature is live on the website.

Four years and still no Torah reading spans for Monday's and Thursday's?

This website is incomplete without such basic information.