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The practice of reading the weekly Torah portion three times — the actual Scriptural text twice, and the translation once.

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Is shenayim mikra (only) a minhag according to the Chofetz Chaim?

R. Yisrael Meir Kagan writes that every Jewish man needs to know the weekly Torah portion and understand it. He says that the reason why all of Israel reads the verses twice and the translation once (...
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Getting a head start on Shnayim Mikra

(Inspired by this question) Can one get a head start on Shnayim Mikra? Would it count if someone either started early (perhaps during the weeks with no Sedra in Tishrei), or just had some spare time ...
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Does one do aliya-ending notes when reading Torah in private?

When reading the Torah with cantillation in private, such as when doing "Shnayim Mikra Ve-echad Targum," when one gets to the end of an aliya (formal division of a parasha), does one end with the tune ...
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Getting a late start on being Maavir Sedra for the year

I remember hearing when I was younger that ואלה שמות - is Roshei Teivos V'Chayav A'dam L'haavir H'sedra S'htayim M'ikra V'echod T'argum. If someone who has not been Maavir Sedra so far this year is ...
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Is Shenayim Mikra dependent on there being a public Torah-reading?

The Talmud (Berachot 8a) states: אמר רב הונא בר יהודה אמר רבי אמי לעולם ישלים אדם פרשיותיו עם הצבור שנים מקרא ואחד תרגום ואפילו ואפילו עטרות ודיבון שכל המשלים פרשיותיו עם הצבור מאריכין לו ימיו ...
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shnayim mikra on succos for Parshas Breishis

Can you say Shnayim Mikra for Parshas Breishis prior to Simchas Torah?
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Reading Shna'yim mikrah vi'echad targum aloud

Does one have to actually articulate the words (dibur) of the chumash and targum (or Rashi) in order to be yoitzei the chiyuv of "shna'yim mikrah vi'echad targum" or is it enough to scan the words ...
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Earliest Time for Shnayim Mikra

The Mishna Berura allows starting shnayim mikra for the upcoming week after davening Mincha on shabbos (285:7): כיון שמתחילין במנחתא דשבתא לקרות פרשת שבוע הבא נחשב שוב הקורא כקורא עם הציבור וא"כ ...
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How to do Shnayim Mikra when the Aramaic Targum has multiple alternate wordings?

What should one do when saying שנים מקרא ואחד תרגום if one comes upon a verse where the Targum (Aramaic translation) has two alternative wordings? I would just say the verse in Targum twice (or four ...
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Shnayim mikra ve'echad targum in English

Can I fulfill the obligation of shnayim mikra by saying the pasuk two times and then the English translation one time?
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Shnayim Mikra Out of Order [duplicate]

When doing shnayim mikra, may one read an entire parsha/aliyah once, then do the targum, then read the pesukim again? Or does it have to be in the order of its name - first shnayim mikra and then ...
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What is the proper method for Shnayim Mikrah V'Echad Targum?

What is the preferred method to accomplish the mitzvah of Shnayim Mikra V'Echad Targum - (reading the weekly parsha by reading the Torah verses twice and Targum Onkelos once)? Should each verse be ...
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Shnayim Mikre during Krias HaTorah

May one read "Shnayim Mikre V'Echad Targum" during the leining of Krias HaTorah on Shabbos morning?
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Preferred approach when behind in Shnayim Mikra

If someone is behind in shnayim mikra, is it better for them to skip to the current parsha or to continue from where they have gotten up to? What if they estimate that they will be more likely to ...
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Mistakes in Shnayim Mikrah V'Echad Targum

A question that's always bothered me: when doing the mitzvah of Shnayim Mikrah V'Echad Targum, how accurate must one be in order to fulfill the mitzvah? In other words, let's say one mispronounces a ...
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When to start Shnayim Mikra for a parsha that is delayed due to Yom Tov?

This year (5782) Acharei Mos won’t be read until a few weeks after Metzora, due to Pesach falling on Shabbos (and outside of Israel on the next Shabbos as well). Do the Poskim discuss whether one may ...
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How does one travelling from Israel abroad (or vice versa) perform Shnayim Mikra when the parshiyot are out of sync?

Shulchan Aruch 285 codifies the obligation for each individual to read that week's parshah, the text twice and the (Aramaic) translation once. In some years (e.g. this year, 5779) the parshiyot read ...
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Do you have to read the Targum of words that are repeated in the same sedrah?

According to the view (quoted here) that the reading of the Targum in shnaim mikro v’echod targum is to add layers of explanation to every word could one fulfil the mitzvo by reading the Targum ...
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When may one start Shnayim Mikra for Vezos Habracha?

Generally, one may start being Maavir Sidra either on Shabbos after Mincha or on Sunday (differing opinions see here). However, I have heard that for Vesos Habracha you shouldn’t start until Hoshanna ...
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May Shnayim Mikrah be done little by little each day?

I know of many people who do Shanyim Mikrah every day (ex. one aliyah per day.) Halachipedia states the practice has been common to do such, and sources it here. However, later down in thes same page, ...
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Is there a Yemenite Taamei Hamikra teacher in Brooklyn?

I was saying shnayim mikra today and bemoaned the fact I don't know how to read it with the trope in the Yemenite tradition. I was wondering if anyone knew where I can learn it from someone locally ...
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Shnayim Mikrah V'Echad Targum [duplicate]

If one is behind in his reading of Shnayim Mikrah , but isn't in the middle of a Parsha , may he skip to the current week's to be with the Tzibbur? ( sources are appreciated )
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When is the ideal time to finish Shnayim Mikra?

Regarding Shnayim Mikra v'echad targum, Halachipedia says this: Some have the practice to read a little bit every day and complete it day Shabbat. [37] They also say: Some have the practice to do ...
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Steinsaltz Chumash for targum of shnayim mikra

The Steinsaltz Chumash's English translation has commentary and explanation placed between the words of the pesukim. This added text can take the form of its own clause or sentences, or it can ...
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How to say G-d's names, when reading psukim from targum?

There is prohibition to say G-d's names in vain. Ashkenazim have the practice not to say Hashem's name when reading a pasuk in the gemara or when reading a half pasuk. see here What about reading ...
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Losing track of shnayim mikra progress

I had a paper that kept track which parashiot for which I did not yet learn shnayim mikrah this year. Then I misplaced it. Is there any official advice regarding what to do in that situation, or ...
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How was Shnayim mikra ve-echad targum done before printing?

The source for Shnayim mikra ve-echad targum is the Gemara in Tractate Berakhot 8a: אמר רב הונא בר יהודה אמר רבי אמי "לעולם ישלים אדם פרשיותיו עם הצבור שנים מקרא ואחד תרגום Rav Huna bar Yehuda says ...
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Speaking between two Sidrahs when reading a double Sidrah

While saying Shnayim Mikrah V'echad Targum, it is best not to talk. Magen Avraham (285:11) writes: וְטוֹב שֶׁלֹּא יַפְסִיק כְּלַל בְּשִׂיחָה It is good to not interrupt at all by speaking. Ba'er ...
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