Parashat Shemot 5797 / פָּרָשַׁת שְׁמוֹת

/ 23 Tevet 5797

Parashat Shemot is the 13th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 1:1-6:1

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. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 1:1-17 · 17 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:18-2:10 · 15 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 2:11-25 · 15 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 3:1-15 · 15 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 3:16-4:17 · 24 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 4:18-31 · 14 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 5:1-6:1 · 24 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 5:22-6:1 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23 · 23 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 · 22 p’sukim

Triennial

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Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 1:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Shemot is read in Israel on: