What's your favorite weekly Torah section, and why?
There are 54 weekly sections ("parashiyos" or "sedras") in the Torah.1 Which of these is your favorite, and why?
Answers I seek: Please don't answer with a section name with no explanation as to why. I, too, can answer 54 answers, one with each name. Without an explanation, such an answer is not informative. While you're encouraged to post your own reasons, they ideally should be ones that make the section special to other readers and not just yourself. For example, if you indicate that Vaera is your favorite because it has 121 verses and you like perfect squares, that may be relevant to another reader who likes perfect squares. But if you say Vaera is your favorite section because it has 121 verses and you like the number 121 — well, for Typical Reader X, Vaera is no better than any other section: all sections have a number of verses that may be someone's favorite number.
(This topic has come up in conversation several times in the past few years in my home and I am curious to learn the views of those outside my own home.)
This is according to the usual count. Some have combined "Nitzvaim" and "Vayelech" into one, which would drop the count by 1. Others have split "Mishpatim" into two (the second being "Im kesef"), which would raise the count by one. You may answer the question according to any of these or similar definitions that you like. ↩