Parashat Shoftim 5789 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

/ 7 Elul 5789

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

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List of Dates

Parashat Shoftim is read in Israel on: