Parashat Vaera 5773 / פָּרָשַׁת וָאֵרָא

/ 1 Sh'vat 5773

Parashat Vaera is the 14th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2-9:35; Numbers 28:9-15

Vaera (“I Appeared”) opens as God promises to redeem the enslaved Israelites and bring them to the Promised Land. When Pharaoh repeatedly refuses to let the Israelites go, God sends a series of plagues: water turning to blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, death of livestock, boils, and hail. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 6:2-13 · 12 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 6:14-28 · 15 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 6:29-7:7 · 9 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 7:8-8:6 · 28 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 8:7-18 · 12 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 8:19-9:16 · 26 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 9:17-35 · 19 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Haftarah*: Isaiah 66:1-24 · 24 p’sukim
*Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 8:16-23 · 8 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 8:24-28 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 9:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 9:8-16 · 9 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 9:17-21 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 9:22-26 · 5 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 9:27-35 · 9 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 10:12, 10:15-26, 10:32-33 · 15 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 6:2-5 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 6:6-9 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 6:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Vaera is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vaera 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