Parashat Vayera / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

Parashat Vayera is the 4th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 18 Cheshvan 5783.

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

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