Parashat Vayera 5798 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

/ 15 Cheshvan 5798

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

See Diaspora reading

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 Israel on:

References

The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
Parashat Vayera from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.