The Parashat ha-Shavua series includes the weekly Torah readings including verses for each aliyah and accompanying Haftarah and Brit Chadasha passages. Each book includes both the traditional (full kriyah) and triennial readings. Torah reading is a ritual that involves the reading of a set of passage from Torah. Torah reading, is a set procedure believed unchanged in the 2,000 years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. On Shabbat, a weekly section is read, selected so that the entire Torah is read consecutively each year. The introduction of public reading of the Torah by Ezra the Scribe after the return of the Judean exiles is described in Nehemiah 8.