Bereshit (parsha)  

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Bereshit, Bereishit, Bereishis, B'reshith, Beresheet, or Bereishees (Template:HebrewHebrew for "in beginning,” the first word in the parashah) is the first weekly Torah portion (Template:Hebrew, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. The parashah consists of Template:Bibleverse-lb The parashah is made up of 7,235 Hebrew letters, 1,931 Hebrew words, and 146 verses, and can occupy about 241 lines in a Torah Scroll (Template:Hebrew, Sefer Torah).

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