Parashat Shemot is the 13th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 21 Tevet 5783.
Shemot (“Names”) is the first Torah reading in the Book of Exodus. It opens describing the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt. Moses is born, placed in a basket on the Nile, and adopted into Pharaoh’s household. He later encounters God at a burning bush and begins his mission of demanding that Pharoah let the Israelites go. 
Haftarah for Sephardim: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 · 22 p’sukim