Parashat Vayechi / פָּרָשַׁת וַיְחִי
Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 14 Tevet 5783.
Torah Portion: Genesis 47:28-50:26
Vayechi (“He Lived”) is the final Torah portion in the Book of Genesis. It opens as Jacob prepares for his death, making his son Joseph swear to bury him in the Cave of Machpelah. Jacob blesses Joseph’s two sons and his own 12 sons and then dies. Jacob’s sons bury him. The portion ends with Joseph’s death. 
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Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12 · 12 p’sukim
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Commentary and Divrei Torah
List of DatesParashat Vayechi is read in Israel on:
- The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
- Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
- Parashat Vayechi from Sefaria.org
- Sefaria, Inc.