Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim / פָּרָשַׁת אַחֲרֵי מוֹת־קְדשִׁים

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim is the 29th and 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 8 Iyyar 5783.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1-20:27

Achrei Mot (“After The Death”) opens by describing the ritual service of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It then details the prohibitions of offering sacrifices outside of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and of eating animal blood, and ends with a list of forbidden sexual relations. Kedoshim (“Holy”) opens by instructing the Israelites to be holy. It details dozens of laws regulating all aspects of life, including observing Shabbat, loving one’s neighbor, and leaving portions of a field for the poor. It ends by detailing punishments for certain types of idolatry and sexual misconduct. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 16:1-24 · 24 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 16:25-17:7 · 17 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 17:8-18:21 · 30 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 18:22-19:14 · 23 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 19:15-32 · 18 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 19:33-20:7 · 12 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 20:8-27 · 20 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 20:25-27 · 3 p’sukim ·
Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 16:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 16:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 16:12-17 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 16:18-24 · 7 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 16:25-30 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 16:31-34 · 4 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 17:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 17:5-7 · 3 p’sukim ·
Triennial Year 2

Read separately in 5784

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 19:15-18 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 19:19-22 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 19:23-32 · 10 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 19:33-37 · 5 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 20:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 20:8-22 · 15 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 20:23-27 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 20:25-27 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 · 9 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 16:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 16:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 16:12-17 · 6 p’sukim ·

Commentary and Divrei Torah

List of Dates

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020