In Search Of...The "Missing" Parsha
[email protected] wrote:
Regarding the question of skipped Torah Readings (Ask the Rabbi #63) what does an American do who is going to Israel after Pesach but before Parshat Matos - Masei? He will miss a Parsha. When does he make it up?
I asked your question to Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita. He himself recently returned from abroad, having missed Parshat Emor. To allow him to catch up, his minyan read a double Parsha - the first aliyah to the Torah included the entire Parshat Emor plus the beginning of Parshat Behar.
Whether or not you are obligated to "catch up" is a matter of dispute amongst the Poskim, says Rav Scheinberg. Whether you are able to do so may depend on the cooperation of your fellow congregants. One should certainly take advantage of any opportunity to "catch-up." I'm told there's a Minyan that caters to people from Chutz L'Aretz in Jerusalem's Central Hotel ( 972-2-384-111).