Parashat Shoftim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

/ 7 Elul 5782

Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 16:18-17:13 · 18 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 17:14-20 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 18:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 18:6-13 · 8 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 18:14-19:13 · 22 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 19:14-20:9 · 17 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 20:10-21:9 · 20 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 · 24 p’sukim

Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 19:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 20:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 20:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 20:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 20:15-20 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 44:24-45:7 · 12 p’sukim

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

List of Dates

Parashat Shoftim is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Shoftim from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) and Haftarah (Isaiah 51:12-52:12): 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
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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