Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5796 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיַּקְהֵל־פְקוּדֵי

/ 23 Adar 5796

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; Numbers 19:1-22

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*: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Parah

Haftarah*: Ezekiel 36:16-38 · 23 p’sukim
*Shabbat Parah

Triennial year 2
  1. 1: 37:17-24 · 8 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 37:25-29 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 38:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 38:9-20 · 12 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 38:21-39:1 · 12 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 39:2-7 · 6 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 39:8-21 · 14 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Parah

Alternate Haftarah: I Kings 8:10-21 · 12 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 35:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 35:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 35:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·

Commentary and Divrei Torah

List of Dates

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020