Parashat Chukat 5785 / פָּרָשַׁת חֻקַּת

/ 9 Tamuz 5785

Parashat Chukat is the 39th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 19:1-22:1

Chukat (“Law Of”) opens by describing the process of burning the red heifer and using its ashes for purification. It also tells the stories of the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, Moses’ striking of a rock to bring forth water, a plague of venomous snakes, and battles against the Emorite kings Sihon and Og. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 19:1-17 · 17 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 19:18-20:6 · 11 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 20:7-13 · 7 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 20:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 20:22-21:9 · 17 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 21:10-20 · 11 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 21:21-22:1 · 16 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 21:34-22:1 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 · 33 p’sukim

Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 20:22-21:3 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 21:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 21:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 21:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 21:21-25 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 21:26-33 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 21:34-22:1 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 21:34-22:1 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: II Kings 18:1-13, 19:15-19 · 18 p’sukim

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

List of Dates

Parashat Chukat is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Chukat from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1) and Haftarah (Judges 11:1-33): 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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