Parashat Vayeilech 5773 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּלֶךְ

/ 6 Tishrei 5773

Parashat Vayeilech is the 52nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30

Vayeilech (“He Went”) opens as Moses tells the Israelites that he will not lead them into the Land of Israel, and that Joshua will take over. He instructs the Israelites to gather and read Torah publicly every seven years. At God’s command, Moses writes a poem bearing witness to God’s covenant with the Israelites. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 31:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 31:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 31:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 31:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 31:14-19 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 31:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 31:25-30 · 6 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 31:28-30 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah*: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 · 25 p’sukim
*Shabbat Shuva

Triennial year 2
  1. 1: 31:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 31:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 31:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 31:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 31:14-19 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 31:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 31:25-30 · 6 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 31:28-30 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 63:1-9 · 9 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 31:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 31:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 31:7-13 · 7 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Vayeilech is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vayeilech 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