Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim 5823 / פָּרָשַׁת אַחֲרֵי מוֹת־קְדשִׁים

/ 6 Iyyar 5823 (Israel)

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim is the 29th and 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

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 ·

Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 · 9 p’sukim

Triennial year 2
  1. 1: 17:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 17:13-16 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 18:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 18:6-21 · 16 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 18:22-30 · 9 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 19:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 19:5-14 · 10 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 19:11-14 · 4 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15 · 9 p’sukim

Achrei Mot: The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin (paid link)

List of Dates

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim is read in Israel on:

References

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) and Haftarah (Amos 9:7-15): The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS Study Bible) (paid link)
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, Jewish Publication Society, 2017
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
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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