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Parashat Chukat is the 39th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
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. 
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 · 33 p’sukim
Alternate Haftarah: II Kings 18:1-13, 19:15-19 · 18 p’sukim