Parashat Vayera 5797 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

/ 18 Cheshvan 5797

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 ·

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

Haftarah for Sephardim: II Kings 4:1-23 · 23 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 ·

Alternate Haftarah: II Kings 4:18-36 · 19 p’sukim

List of Dates

Parashat Vayera is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vayera 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