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WHAT IS PARASHA?

Parasha/Parashot pl. ( Portion/Portions). The Torah is divided into sections & read on a weekly basis over the period of  a year so that as there are 54 weeks there are 54 parshot. Parasha (also Parshat/Parshiot) is the Ashkenazai term, Sidra the Sephardi term. No matter where in the world you go the Parasha is the same in every Synagogue unless its a Chag (pronounced: Khag-holy day).