Parashat Tzav 5785 / פָּרָשַׁת צַו

/ 14 Nisan 5785

Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1-8:36

In Tzav (“Command”), God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle), including a meal offering brought by the high priest, guilt offerings, and offerings of thanks. Moses initiates Aaron and Aaron’s sons for priestly service in the Mishkan. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 6:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 6:12-7:10 · 22 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 7:11-38 · 28 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 8:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 8:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 8:22-29 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 8:30-36 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 8:33-36 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah*: Malachi 3:4-24 · 21 p’sukim
*Shabbat HaGadol

Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 8:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 8:6-9 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 8:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 8:14-17 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 8:18-21 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 8:22-29 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 8:30-36 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 8:33-36 · 4 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Ezekiel 42:13-20 · 8 p’sukim

List of Dates

Parashat Tzav is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Tzav from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
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
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020