Parashat Vaetchanan 5739 / פָּרָשַׁת וָאֶתְחַנַּן

/ 11 Av 5739

Parashat Vaetchanan is the 45th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

Vaetchanan (“I Pleaded”) opens as Moses describes his pleading with God to be allowed into the Land of Israel. Moses warns the Israelites not to pursue idolatry and recounts the giving of the Ten Commandments. The portion also contains the Shema, a declaration of faith and a central text in Jewish prayer. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 3:23-4:4 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 4:5-40 · 36 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 4:41-49 · 9 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 5:1-18 · 18 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 5:19-6:3 · 15 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 6:4-25 · 22 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 7:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 7:9-11 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26 · 26 p’sukim

Vaetchanan: The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin (paid link)

List of Dates

Parashat Vaetchanan is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vaetchanan from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) and Haftarah (Isaiah 40:1-26): The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS Study Bible) (paid link)
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, Jewish Publication Society, 2017
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993

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