Parashat Vayikra 5781 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

/ 7 Nisan 5781

Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

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 ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23 · 31 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: 4:24-26 · 3 p’sukim ·

Alternate Haftarah: I Samuel 2:13-26 · 14 p’sukim

Vayikra: The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin (paid link)

List of Dates

Parashat Vayikra is read in Israel on:

References

Parashat Vayikra from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26) and Haftarah (Isaiah 43:21-44:23): The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary (JPS Study Bible) (paid link)
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, Jewish Publication Society, 2017
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
Haftarot for a Triennial Cycle Torah Reading
Avram Israel Reisner, 2014

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