Weekly Bible Reading for September 26-October 2: Sukkot (Tabernacles) & B’Reisheet

This coming week, September 26-October 2 2021 (20-26 Tishrei), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Sukkot II & B’Reisheet (In the Beginning) 26 September-2 October 2021 (20-26 Tishrei 5782)

26 Sep Numbers 29:26-31 Malachi 1:1-2:17 Revelation 19:11-20:15 Song of Songs 6:1-13
27 Sep Numbers 29:32-40 Malachi 3:1-4:6 Revelation 21:1-27 Song of Songs 7:1-13
28 Sep Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 1 Kings 8:54-66 Revelation 22:1-21 Song of Songs 8:1-14
29 Sep Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-2:24 Matthew 1:1-25 Psalm 1:1-6
30 Sep Genesis 1:1-3:21 Joshua 3:1-4:24 Matthew 2:1-23 Psalm 2:1-12
01 Oct Genesis 3:22-5:24 Joshua 5:1-6:27 Matthew 3:1-17 Psalm 3:1-8
02 Oct Genesis 5:25-6:8 Isaiah 42:5-43:10 Matthew 4:1-25 Psalm 4:1-8

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for September 12-18: Yom Kippur & Ha’azinu (Give Ear)

This coming week, September 12-18 2021 (6-12 Tishrei), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Yom Kippur & Ha’azinu (Give Ear)[1]

12 Sep Deuteronomy 32:1-6 Micah 5:1-7:20 Revelation 1:1-20 Psalm 144:1-15
13 Sep Deuteronomy 32:7-12 Nahum 1:1-3:19 Revelation 2:1-29 Psalm 145:1-21
14 Sep Deuteronomy 32:13-18 Habakkuk 1:1-3:19 Revelation 3:1-22 Psalm 146:1-10
15 Sep Deuteronomy 32:19-28 Zephaniah 1:1-3:20 Revelation 4:1-5:14 Psalm 147:1-20
16 Sep Leviticus 16:1-34 Isaiah 57:14-58:14 Revelation 6:1-17 Psalm 148:1-14
17 Sep Deuteronomy 32:29-43 Haggai 1:1-2:23 Revelation 7:1-8:13 Psalm 149:1-9
18 Sep Deuteronomy 32:44-52 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Revelation 9:1-21 Psalm 150:1-6

[1] Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is sundown September 16 to sundown September 17.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Read Through the Bible with the Barking Fox – Reading Plan for 5782 (2021-2022)

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The Lord Is My Shepherd, Eastman Johnson, 1863 (Smithsonian American Art Museum).

Welcome to the longest running and largest Bible study in human history! For centuries, Jewish families and congregations read through the five books of Moses (Torah), along with the Haftarah (selected portions from other books of the Tanakh, or Old Testament). This tradition of studying the Bible has played a key part in creating and sustaining a global Jewish identity that transcends national, doctrinal, cultural, and ethnic barriers. Imagine what that has done to preserve Jewish identity during the centuries of exile to every corner of the earth – and how it has strengthened the nations as the scattered Jewish people have returned to the Promised Land of Israel!

That is the inspiration for the B’ney Yosef North America Bible Reading Plan. Starting with the Torah and Haftarah one-year cycle, this plan for the Hebrew year 5782 (2021-2022) incorporates readings from  the rest of the Tanakh and Apostolic Writings (New Testament) into a daily plan that covers the entire Bible over the course of the year. The start date is the same as the Torah cycle: the day after Simchat Torah (Celebration of the Torah) at the end of Sukkot, which this year falls on September 30.

If you are in search of an organized approach to the Word of God, maybe this can help.  Whatever you do, please do get into the Word so that it can get into you!

Weekly Bible Reading for September 5-11: Rosh Hashana & Vayalekh (And He Went)

This coming week, September 5-11 2021 (28 Elul 5781-5 Tishrei 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Rosh Hashana & Vayalekh (And He Went)[1][2][3]

05 Sep Deuteronomy 31:1-3 Amos 6:1-7:17 1 John 1:1-2:11 Psalm 137:1-9
06 Sep Deuteronomy 31:4-9 Amos 8:1-9:15 1 John 2:12-29 Psalm 138:1-8
07 Sep Genesis 21:1-22:24 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; 1 John 3:1-24 Psalm 139:1-24
  Numbers 29:1-6 Jeremiah 31:1-19    
08 Sep Deuteronomy 31:10-19 Obadiah 1:1-21 1 John 4:1-21 Psalm 140:1-13
09 Sep Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10 Jonah 1:1-4:11 1 John 5:1-21 Psalm 141:1-10
10 Sep Deuteronomy 31:20-24 Micah 1:1-4:13 2 John 1:1-3; John 1:14 Psalm 142:1-7
11 Sep Deuteronomy 31:25-30 Hosea 14:1-9; Jude 1:1-25 Psalm 143:1-12
    Micah 7:18-20;    
    Joel 2:16-27    

[1] Rosh Hashana (Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets) is sundown to sundown September 6-7.

[2] Tzom Gedaliah, the Fast of Gedaliah, is September 9. This fast of the seventh month laments the assassination of the righteous governor of Judea, which ended Jewish rule following the destruction of the First Temple (see 2 Kings 25:22-26 and Jeremiah 40:1-41:18). The customary reading from Exodus 32:11-34:10

[3] September 11 is Shabbat Shuva (Sabbath of Return). This is the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Hosea 14:1-9 (14:2-10 in the Jewish numbering) is the traditional reading.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for August 29-September 4: Nitzavim (You Are Standing)

This coming week, August 29-September 4 2021 (21-27 Elul), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Nitzavim (You Are Standing)

29 Aug Deuteronomy 29:10-12 Hosea 9:1-11:12 1 Peter 2:1-25 Psalm 131:1-3
30 Aug Deuteronomy 29:13-15 Hosea 12:1-14:9 1 Peter 3:1-22 Psalm 132:1-10
31 Aug Deuteronomy 29:16-29 Joel 1:1-2:11 1 Peter 4:1-19 Psalm 132:11-18
01 Sep Deuteronomy 30:1-6 Joel 2:12-3:21 1 Peter 5:1-14 Psalm 133:1-3
02 Sep Deuteronomy 30:7-10 Amos 1:1-3:15 2 Peter 1:1-21 Psalm 134:1-3
03 Sep Deuteronomy 30:11-14 Amos 4:1-5:27 2 Peter 2:1-22 Psalm 135:1-21
04 Sep Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Isaiah 61:10-63:9 2 Peter 3:1-18 Psalm 136:1-26

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: