Parashat Vayeilech 5786 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּלֶךְ

/ 5 Tishrei 5786

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 · 12 p’sukim
*Shabbat Shuva (with Vayeilech)

Triennial year 3

Vayeilech is read in its entirety in 5786. See Full Kriyah.

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

List of Dates

Parashat Vayeilech is read in Israel on:


Parashat Vayeilech from
Sefaria, Inc.
Vayeilech (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30) and Haftarah (Isaiah 55:6-56:8): 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
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
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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