/ 22 Adar 5785
Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Vayakhel (“He Assembled”) opens as God commands the Israelites to observe the Sabbath. Moses asks for material donations for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and the people donate. A group of artisans designated by God begin building the Mishkan and its vessels. 
Haftarah for Ashkenazim*:
· 23 p’sukim
Haftarah for Sephardim*: I Kings 7:13-26 · 14 p’sukim
Alternate Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:1-9 · 9 p’sukim