Parashat Vaetchanan 5779 / פָּרָשַׁת וָאֶתְחַנַּן

/ 16 Av 5779

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 · 18 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
*Shabbat Nachamu

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Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 3:23-25 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 3:26-4:4 · 8 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 4:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

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