Parashat Vayikra 5823 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

/ 1 Nisan 5823

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

Torah Portion: Leviticus 1:1-5:26; Numbers 28:9-15; Exodus 12:1-20

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: 4:27-5:26 · 35 p’sukim ·
  7. 7*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat HaChodesh (on Rosh Chodesh)
  8. maf*: Exodus 12:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat HaChodesh (on Rosh Chodesh)

Haftarah*: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 · 28 p’sukim
*Shabbat HaChodesh (on Rosh Chodesh)

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: 4:13-26 · 14 p’sukim ·
  7. 7*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat HaChodesh (on Rosh Chodesh)
  8. maf*: Exodus 12:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat HaChodesh (on Rosh Chodesh)

Alternate Haftarah: I Samuel 2:13-26 · 14 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