Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5691 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיַּקְהֵל־פְקוּדֵי

/ 25 Adar 5691

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei is the 22nd and 23rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1-40:38, 12:1-20

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. Pekudei (“Accountings Of”) is the final Torah reading in the Book of Exodus. It describes the making of priestly garments worn in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and the completion of its construction. At God’s command, Moses erects the Mishkan and puts its vessels in place, and God's presence fills the Mishkan. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 35:1-29 · 29 p’sukim
  2. 2: 35:30-37:16 · 60 p’sukim
  3. 3: 37:17-29 · 13 p’sukim
  4. 4: 38:1-39:1 · 32 p’sukim
  5. 5: 39:2-21 · 20 p’sukim
  6. 6: 39:22-43 · 22 p’sukim
  7. 7: 40:1-38 · 38 p’sukim
  8. maf*: 12:1-20 · 20 p’sukim
    *Shabbat HaChodesh

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 · 28 p’sukim
*Shabbat HaChodesh

Haftarah for Sephardim*: Ezekiel 45:18-46:15 · 23 p’sukim
*Shabbat HaChodesh

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

List of Dates

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei is read in the Diaspora on:


Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei from
Sefaria, Inc.
Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-40:38) and Haftarah (I Kings 7:51-8:21): 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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