Parashat Tzav / פָּרָשַׁת צַו

Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 10 Nisan 5783.

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 ·

N.B. special maftir in years 5784, 5787, 5790, 5793, 5795

Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23 · 19 p’sukim

N.B. special Haftarah in years 5780, 5781, 5783, 5784, 5785, 5786, 5787, 5788, 5789, 5790, 5791, 5792, 5793, 5794, 5795, 5796

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 6:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 6:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 6:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 6:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 6:17-23 · 7 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 7:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 7:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 7:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

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

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 7:11-15 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 7:16-18 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 7:19-21 · 3 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 7:22-27 · 6 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 7:28-31 · 4 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 7:32-34 · 3 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 7:35-38 · 4 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Parah

Haftarah*: Ezekiel 36:16-38 · 23 p’sukim
*Shabbat Parah

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 ·

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

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 6:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 6:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 6:7-11 · 5 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