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Torah Study Schedule

July 20, 2024 - Tammuz 14, 5784 (EDT)

Daily and weekly learning programs that include studies in Torah, Tanakh, Zohar, Tanya, Talmud and Halakha (Jewish Law).

Weekly Torah Portion

Lesson Source
Torah Parashat
1 YEAR

Parashat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)

Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite.

Tanakh Haftarah
1 YEAR

Sephardim: Micah 5:6-6:8
Ashkenazim: Micah 5:6-6:8

The Haftarah is a series of selections from the books of Nevi'im from the Tanakh and it is customary to read weekly, following the Torah Parashat reading.

Lesson Source
Torah Parashat
1 YEAR

Parashat Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9)

Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite.

Tanakh Haftarah
1 YEAR

Sephardim: Micah 5:6-6:8
Ashkenazim: Micah 5:6-6:8

The Haftarah is a series of selections from the books of Nevi'im from the Tanakh and it is customary to read weekly, following the Torah Parashat reading.

Weekly Torah Learning

Lesson Source
Zohar HaKadosh
1 YEAR

Balak Vol 3, 184b - 212b

The Holy Zohar, a foundational work of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. Includes commentary on mystical aspects of the Chumash, scriptural interpretations, and material on mysticism, such as: cosmogony and psychology.

Likkutei Sichos
1 YEAR

Balak Vol 4, p.156a - p.170d
Vol 9, p.93 - p.99

Likkutei Sichos, an anthology of talks by relating to the weekly sections of the Torah and special occassions in the Jewish calender. This 10 book series was written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (of blessed memory).

Lesson Source
Zohar HaKadosh
1 YEAR

Balak Vol 3, 184b - 212b

The Holy Zohar, a foundational work of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. Includes commentary on mystical aspects of the Chumash, scriptural interpretations, and material on mysticism, such as: cosmogony and psychology.

Likkutei Sichos
1 YEAR

Balak Vol 4, p.156a - p.170d
Vol 9, p.93 - p.99

Likkutei Sichos, an anthology of talks by relating to the weekly sections of the Torah and special occassions in the Jewish calender. This 10 book series was written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (of blessed memory).

Daf a Week
52 YEARS

Talmud, Ketubot 97

A learning program that covers a page of Talmud a week. By going at a slower pace, it facilitates greater mastery and retention.

Daily Torah Learning

Lesson Source
Aliyot
7 DAY

Numbers 24:14-25:9

The Daily Aliyot, makes Torah study easier, one aliyah at a time. Each day of the week, we study one of seven portions of the weekly Torah Parashat.

Mishlei
1 MONTH

Proverbs 14

A learning program that covers one chapter a day from the 31 chapters of Proverbs, completing the book of Proverbs once a month.

Tehillim
1 MONTH

Psalms 72-76

A learning program that covers several chapters a day from the 150 chapters of Psalms, completing the book of Psalms once a month.

Tehillim
1 WEEK

Psalms 120-150

A learning program that covers several chapters a day from the 150 chapters of Psalms, completing the book of Psalms once a week.

TANYA
1 YEAR

Igeret HaTeshuva, beginning of Chapter 3

Tanya is the central text of Chassidus. It shows the reader a path to realizing their purpose and developing a deeper relationship with G-d.

MITZVOT
1 YEAR

Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandment 93, 114

A learning program that divides Sefer HaMitzvot (hundreds of chapters) describing the laws mentioned in the Torah, to complete the whole work in one year.

Daf Yomi
7.5 YEAR

Talmud, Bava Batra 25

A learning program that covers a page of Talmud a day. In this way, the entire Talmud is completed in about seven and a half years.

MISHNAH
6 YEAR

Mishnah Kiddushin 1:10-2:1

A program of daily learning in which participants study two Mishnahs (teachings) each day in order to finish the entire Mishnah in six years.

RAMBAM
3 YEAR

Mishneh Torah, Vessels of the Sanctuary and Those Who Serve Therein 7 (Klei Hamikdash 7)

A learning program that divides Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah legal code into daily units, to complete the whole work in three years.

RAMBAM
1 YEAR

Mishneh Torah, Appraisals and Devoted Property 1 (Nezirut 9, Nezirut 10, Arachim Vacharamim 1)

A learning program that divides Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah legal code into daily units, to complete the whole work in one year.

SHULCHAN ARUKH
4 YEAR

Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayim 665:2-667:1

A four year daily learning program in which participants study central legal texts that cover most of the daily and yearly rituals. Compiled in the 16th century by Rabbi Yosef Karo, it is a condensed and simplified version of the Beit Yosef.

ARUKH HASHULCHAN
4 YEAR

Arukh HaShulchan, Yoreh De'ah 294:22-30

A four-year daily learning program covering ritual halakhot, practical kashrut and interpersonal mitzvot within Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epsteins legal code.

TANAKH YOMI
1 YEAR

Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9

A daily learning cycle for completing Tanakh annually. On Shabbat, each Torah portion is recited. On weekdays, Prophets and Writings are recited according to the ancient Masoretic division of sedarim.

TANAKH 929
3.5 YEAR

Psalms 73

A learning program in which participants study five of the Bible’s 929 chapters a week, completing it in about three and a half years.

Lesson Source
Aliyot
7 DAY

Numbers 24:14-25:9

The Daily Aliyot, makes Torah study easier, one aliyah at a time. Each day of the week, we study one of seven portions of the weekly Torah Parashat.

Mishlei
1 MONTH

Proverbs 14

A learning program that covers one chapter a day from the 31 chapters of Proverbs, completing the book of Proverbs once a month.

Tehillim
1 MONTH

Psalms 72-76

A learning program that covers several chapters a day from the 150 chapters of Psalms, completing the book of Psalms once a month.

Tehillim
1 WEEK

Psalms 120-150

A learning program that covers several chapters a day from the 150 chapters of Psalms, completing the book of Psalms once a week.

TANYA
1 YEAR

Igeret HaTeshuva, beginning of Chapter 3

Tanya is the central text of Chassidus. It shows the reader a path to realizing their purpose and developing a deeper relationship with G-d.

MITZVOT
1 YEAR

Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandment 93, 114

A learning program that divides Sefer HaMitzvot (hundreds of chapters) describing the laws mentioned in the Torah, to complete the whole work in one year.

Daf Yomi
7.5 YEAR

Talmud, Bava Batra 25

A learning program that covers a page of Talmud a day. In this way, the entire Talmud is completed in about seven and a half years.

MISHNAH
6 YEAR

Mishnah Kiddushin 1:10-2:1

A program of daily learning in which participants study two Mishnahs (teachings) each day in order to finish the entire Mishnah in six years.

RAMBAM
3 YEAR

Mishneh Torah, Vessels of the Sanctuary and Those Who Serve Therein 7 (Klei Hamikdash 7)

A learning program that divides Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah legal code into daily units, to complete the whole work in three years.

RAMBAM
1 YEAR

Mishneh Torah, Appraisals and Devoted Property 1 (Nezirut 9, Nezirut 10, Arachim Vacharamim 1)

A learning program that divides Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah legal code into daily units, to complete the whole work in one year.

SHULCHAN ARUKH
4 YEAR

Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayim 665:2-667:1

A four year daily learning program in which participants study central legal texts that cover most of the daily and yearly rituals. Compiled in the 16th century by Rabbi Yosef Karo, it is a condensed and simplified version of the Beit Yosef.

ARUKH HASHULCHAN
4 YEAR

Arukh HaShulchan, Yoreh De'ah 294:22-30

A four-year daily learning program covering ritual halakhot, practical kashrut and interpersonal mitzvot within Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epsteins legal code.

TANAKH YOMI
1 YEAR

A daily learning cycle for completing Tanakh annually. On Shabbat, each Torah portion is recited. On weekdays, Prophets and Writings are recited according to the ancient Masoretic division of sedarim.

TANAKH 929
3.5 YEAR

Psalms 73

A learning program in which participants study five of the Bible’s 929 chapters a week, completing it in about three and a half years.