Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5794 / פָּרָשַׁת נִצָּבִים־וַיֵּלֶךְ

/ 25 Elul 5794

Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech is the 51st and 52nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30

In Nitzavim (“Standing”), Moses addresses the Israelites, emphasizing the importance of following God’s covenant and of not worshiping other gods. He describes the process of repentance and returning to God, and stresses that God’s commandments are achievable and “not in the heavens.” Vayeilech (“He Went”) opens as Moses tells the Israelites that he will not lead them into the Land of Israel, and that Joshua will take over. He instructs the Israelites to gather and read Torah publicly every seven years. At God’s command, Moses writes a poem bearing witness to God’s covenant with the Israelites. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 29:9-28 · 20 p’sukim
  2. 2: 30:1-6 · 6 p’sukim
  3. 3: 30:7-14 · 8 p’sukim
  4. 4: 30:15-31:6 · 12 p’sukim
  5. 5: 31:7-13 · 7 p’sukim
  6. 6: 31:14-19 · 6 p’sukim
  7. 7: 31:20-30 · 11 p’sukim
  8. maf: 31:28-30 · 3 p’sukim

Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 · 23 p’sukim

Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 31:7-9 · 3 p’sukim
  2. 2: 31:10-13 · 4 p’sukim
  3. 3: 31:14-19 · 6 p’sukim
  4. 4: 31:20-22 · 3 p’sukim
  5. 5: 31:22-24 · 3 p’sukim
  6. 6: 31:25-27 · 3 p’sukim
  7. 7: 31:28-30 · 3 p’sukim
  8. maf: 31:28-30 · 3 p’sukim

Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 · 23 p’sukim

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 65:16-25 · 10 p’sukim

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

List of Dates

Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech is read in Israel on:

References

Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30) and Haftarah (Isaiah 61:10-63:9): 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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