Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 24 Nisan 5783.
Shemini (“Eighth”) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity. 
Haftarah for Ashkenazim: II Samuel 6:1-7:17 · 40 p’sukim
Haftarah for Sephardim: II Samuel 6:1-19 · 19 p’sukim
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