Parashat Vayera 5794 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

/ 20 Cheshvan 5794

Parashat Vayera is the 4th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 18:1-22:24

Vayera (“He Appeared”) opens as guests inform Abraham that Sarah will give birth. Despite Abraham’s attempts to convince God otherwise, God destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sarah gives birth to Isaac, and Abraham sends away Hagar and Ishmael. At God’s command, Abraham prepares to sacrifice Isaac, but an angel of God tells Abraham to offer a ram instead. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 18:1-14 · 14 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 18:15-33 · 19 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 19:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 19:21-21:4 · 40 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 21:5-21 · 17 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 21:22-34 · 13 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 22:1-24 · 24 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 22:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·
Triennial year 3
  1. 1: 21:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 21:5-13 · 9 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 21:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 21:22-34 · 13 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 22:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 22:9-19 · 11 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 22:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 22:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: II Kings 4:1-37 · 37 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: II Kings 4:1-23 · 23 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 18:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 18:6-8 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 18:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Vayera is read in the Diaspora on:

References

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
Parashat Vayera from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.