On years such as this, when Passover begins and ends on Shabbat, this divergent practice becomes a practical division. Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47) is read by Orthodox communities in the United States this week; Parashat Tazria/M’tzora (Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33) is read by Orthodox communities in Israel. Because Reform Jewish practice is to observe Passover for 7 days, as do our co-religionists in Israel, we have opted to continue with the Israeli cycle of Torah readings and will read Tazria/M’tzora on Shabbat. Join us at Torah Study at 9:30am on Saturday and for services at 10:30am to learn more!
Rabbi Aaron Meyer