Parashat Bereshit 5796 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּרֵאשִׁית
/ 24 Tishrei 5796
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. 
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Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 · 31 p’sukim
Haftarah for Sephardim: Isaiah 42:5-21 · 17 p’sukim