Each week Jews across the world read a portion of the Torah (called a parashah – פָּרָשָׁה), the 5 books of Moses, so that in a year they read through all 5 books. In the time of Yeshua the Jews in Israel had a three year cycle. This tradition dates to the time of Ezra where he helped the people understand the meaning of the public reading of the Torah (Nehemiah 8:8). We have decided to follow the 3 year cycle, partly because it is probable that Yeshua used a similar schedule, and partly because it breaks the portion into smaller (and sometimes easier) sections. In order to keep in unity with the House of Judah, we use the same portions they do and then add further splits to extend it.