Many Bnei Torah returned to Eretz Yisrael this week from Chutz L’Aretz and faced the problem of being one week behind on the parsha. Some have the eitzeh in the morning to lein 2 parshiyos. Others have the eitzeh to lein the parsha they are missing by Mincha time. One eitzeh I heard was to lein before davening without a bracha. What can be said on this last eitzah? Is there anything wrong with it? As well what about the other methods mentioned above.


There is no obligation for those coming from chutz la-aretz to catch up on the missing parashah. The reason for this is that the obligation is incumbent on the community, and not on individuals.

Of the methods above, the best method for those who wish to make up the reading is to read the “missing parashah” as the first reading on shacharis of the Shabbos after Yom Tov.


See Halichos Shlomo, Tefillah12:6; see also Yom Tov Sheini Ke-hilchaso 9:11-12. The question of taking out a sefer torah for a reading that isn’t a full obligation is discussed broadly by poskim, and we have expounded on this elsewhere.

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