Parashat Vayikra / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 3 Nisan 5783.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 1:1-5:26

In Vayikra (“He Called”), the first Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Among these are sacrifices entirely burnt on the altar, meal offerings made of flour and oil, peace offerings, and sacrifices brought for sinning inadvertently. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 1:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:14-2:6 · 10 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 2:7-16 · 10 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 3:1-17 · 17 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 4:1-26 · 26 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 4:27-5:10 · 19 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 5:11-26 · 16 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 5:24-26 · 3 p’sukim ·

N.B. special maftir in years 5782, 5784, 5787, 5789, 5790, 5792, 5793, 5796

Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 · 31 p’sukim

N.B. special Haftarah in years 5782, 5784, 5787, 5789, 5790, 5792, 5793, 5796

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 1:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 1:14-17 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 2:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 2:7-13 · 7 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 2:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 2:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:8 · 16 p’sukim

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 3:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 3:6-11 · 6 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 3:12-17 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 4:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 4:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 4:13-21 · 9 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 4:22-26 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Zachor

Haftarah*: I Samuel 15:2-34 · 33 p’sukim
*Shabbat Zachor

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 4:27-31 · 5 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 4:32-35 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 5:1-10 · 10 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 5:11-13 · 3 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 5:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 5:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 5:20-26 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 5:24-26 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: Malachi 2:13-3:4 · 9 p’sukim

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 1:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 1:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 1:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Vayikra is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vayikra 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