Parashat Bereshit 5715 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּרֵאשִׁית

/ 26 Tishrei 5715

Parashat Bereshit is the 1st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 1:1-6:8

Bereishit (“In the Beginning”), the first parashah in the annual Torah reading cycle, begins with God’s creation of the world. The first people, Adam and Eve, eat from the Tree of Knowledge and are banished from the Garden of Eden. Their elder son, Cain, kills their younger son, Abel, and Cain is destined to a life of wandering. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 1:1-2:3 · 34 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 2:4-19 · 16 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 2:20-3:21 · 27 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 3:22-4:18 · 21 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 4:19-22 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 4:23-5:24 · 28 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 5:25-6:8 · 16 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 6:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 · 31 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: Isaiah 42:5-21 · 17 p’sukim

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

List of Dates

Parashat Bereshit is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Bereshit from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) and Haftarah (Isaiah 42:5-43:10): 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

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