Parashat Vaera 5786 / פָּרָשַׁת וָאֵרָא

/ 28 Tevet 5786

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

Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2-9:35

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: 9:33-35 · 3 p’sukim ·
Triennial

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Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 · 23 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 Israel on:

References

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