Parashat Bamidbar / פָּרָשַׁת בְּמִדְבַּר

Parashat Bamidbar is the 34th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 2 Sivan 5784.

Torah Portion: Numbers 1:1-4:20

Bamidbar (“In The Desert”) is the first Torah portion in the Book of Numbers. It describes God's command to take a census and details the camping formation of the Israelites in the desert. It also begins to enumerate the responsibilities of the Levites when transporting the Mishkan (Tabernacle). [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 1:1-19 · 19 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:20-54 · 35 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 2:1-34 · 34 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 3:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 3:14-39 · 26 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 3:40-51 · 12 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 4:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 4:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

N.B. special Haftarah in years 5783, 5786, 5787, 5790, 5793

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 1:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:5-16 · 12 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 1:20-27 · 8 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 1:28-35 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 1:36-43 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 1:44-54 · 11 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 1:52-54 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah*: I Samuel 20:18-42 · 25 p’sukim
*Shabbat Machar Chodesh

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 2:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 2:10-16 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 2:17-24 · 8 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 2:25-31 · 7 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 2:32-34 · 3 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 3:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 3:5-13 · 9 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 3:11-13 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 63:7-16 · 10 p’sukim

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 3:14-20 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 3:21-26 · 6 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 3:27-39 · 13 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 3:40-43 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 3:44-51 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 4:1-10 · 10 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 4:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 4:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Joshua 8:30-35, 8:33 · 7 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 1:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:5-16 · 12 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·

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

List of Dates

Parashat Bamidbar is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Bamidbar from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20) and Haftarah (Hosea 2:1-22): 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
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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