Parashat Bereshit 5788 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּרֵאשִׁית

/ 29 Tishrei 5788

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 ·
Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 5:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 5:6-8 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 5:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 5:15-20 · 6 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 5:21-24 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 5:25-31 · 7 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 5:32-6:8 · 9 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 6:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·

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

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

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 1:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:6-8 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:9-13 · 5 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Bereshit is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Bereshit 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