Parashat Shoftim 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

/ 4 Elul 5784

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 ·
Triennial

See Diaspora reading

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

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 16:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 16:21-17:10 · 12 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 17:11-13 · 3 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Shoftim is read in Israel on:

References

The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
Parashat Shoftim from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.