Shabbat “VAYELECH/He Went” also called Shabbat “SHUVAH Israel” is here (sun-down Friday 14th to sun-down Saturday 15th September 2018)…



Note that “SHUVAH” is found within the word “TESHUVAH.”



Click on the link above for the TORAH Parashah details…


Today is Shabbat which precedes YOM KIPPUR a.k a DAY OF ATONEMENT. As Yom Kippur is a High Sabbath and in fact the Highest in the entire year, the Sabbath day that precedes it is named specially in honour of it! It is a deep time of Spiritual Preparation.

In VaYelech, we see Moshe Ha Navi /Prophet Moses completing the writing of the TORAH scroll and placing it in the Ark of the Covenant.  It’s the 52nd portion.


We call the Sabbath that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Shabbat Shuvah” which means “the Sabbath of Repentance or Return.”

SHUVAH Israel a.k.a SABBATH OF REPENTANCE/RETURNhas its special TORAH Portion which is different to the weekly TORAH Parashah.

A special portion for Shabbat Shuvah is read this Shabbat!

Shabbat Shuvah (שבת שובה | Shabbat of Return)


  • Haftarah:

Hosea 14:2-10;

Micah 7:18-20;

Joel 2:15-27

  • Brit Chadashah:

Matthew 18:21-35



Hosea 14:1-2 Names of God Bible (NOG)

The Lord Offers to Forgive Israel

14 [a]Israel, return to Yahweh your Elohim.
    You have stumbled because of your sins.
Return to Yahweh, and say these things to him:
    “Forgive all our sins, and kindly receive us.
        Then we’ll praise you with our lips.


Note that “SHUVAH” is found within the word “TESHUVAH.”

“TESHUVAH” is used to refer to “REPENTANCE.”

“SHUVAH” is also used to refer to “REPENT” or “REPENTANCE.” This is the theme we see throughout this period from the start of the Hebrew Month of Elul and all through the Hebrew Month of Tishrei/Tishri and most particularly The TEN DAYS OF AWE/YAMIM NORA’IM!

The Book of Hosea is a good one and actually the best to read and study around this time of year as all it does is talk about and depict TRUE REPENTANCE (TESHUVAH) and FORGIVENESS (SELICHOT)!


Repentance is also the primary message of the Brit Chadashah and more particularly the First Five Books. Most of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S Teachings were calls to repentance. Most of HIS parables were illustrations about repentance.

To repent means to turn around, quit sinning, and start doing good.

More specifically, it is a call to quit breaking YAH’S Mitzvot/ Commandments and return to HIS Torah.

Repentance from evil deeds is one of the foundational, elementary teachings about the MASHIACH/MESSIAH (Hebrews 6:1).


More information to be added…..



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