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Table of weekly Torah portions

In the table below (adapted from a table in a Wikipedia article), a portion that may be combined with the following portion, to compensate for the changing number of weeks in the lunisolar year, is marked with an asterisk. The dates given are for diaspora observance.

In time I hope to have a page for each Torah portion, but for now I only have links for sections of the text: the book of Bamidbar (Numbers) completed in 2014, and more recently in 2017 in Bereshit (Genesis) starting with Parashat Miketz.


Bereishit (Genesis)

Parsha Name English Equivalent[3] Parsha Portion
Bereshit, בְּרֵאשִׁית In the beginning Gen. 1:1-6:8
Noach, נֹחַ Noah (rest) 6:9-11:32
Lech-Lecha, לֶךְ-לְךָ Go forth, yourself! 12:1-17:27
Vayeira, וַיֵּרָא And He appeared 18:1-22:24
Chayei Sarah, חַיֵּי שָׂרָה1 Life of Sarah 23:1-25:18
Toledot, תּוֹלְדֹת Generations 25:19-28:9
Vayetze, וַיֵּצֵא And he went out 28:10-32:3
Vayishlach, וַיִּשְׁלַח And he sent 32:4-36:43
Vayeshev, וַיֵּשֶׁב And he settled 37:1-40:23
Miketz, מִקֵּץ At the end of 41:1-44:17
Vayigash, וַיִּגַּשׁ And he drew near 44:18-47:27
Vayechi, וַיְחִי And he lived 47:28-50:26

Shemot (Exodus)

Parsha Name English Equivalent[3] Parsha Portion
Shemot, שְׁמוֹת Names Ex. 1:1-6:1
Va'eira, וָאֵרָא And I appeared 6:2-9:35
Bo, בֹּא Enter! 10:1-13:16
Beshalach, בְּשַׁלַּח When he let go 13:17-17:16
Yitro, יִתְרוֹ Jethro 18:1-20:23
Mishpatim, מִּשְׁפָּטִים Laws 21:1-24:18
Terumah, תְּרוּמָה Offering 25:1-27:19
Tetzaveh, תְּצַוֶּה You shall command 27:20-30:10
Ki Tisa, כִּי תִשָּׂא When you elevate 30:11-34:35
*Vayakhel, וַיַּקְהֵל And he assembled 35:1-38:20
Pekudei, פְקוּדֵי Accountings of 38:21-40:38

Vayikra (Leviticus)

Parsha Name English Equivalent[3] Parsha Portion
Vayikra, וַיִּקְרָא And he called Lev. 1:1-5:26
Tzav, צַו Command! 6:1-8:36
Shemini, שְּׁמִינִי Eighth 9:1-11:47
*Tazria, תַזְרִיעַ She bears seed 12:1-13:59
Metzora, מְּצֹרָע Infected one 14:1-15:33
*Acharei Mot, אַחֲרֵי מוֹת After the death 16:1-18:30
Kedoshim, קְדֹשִׁים Holy ones 19:1-20:27
Emor, אֱמֹר Say! 21:1-24:23
*Behar, בְּהַר On the Mount 25:1-26:2
Bechukotai, בְּחֻקֹּתַי In My statutes 26:3-27:34

Bamidbar (Numbers)

Parsha Name English Equivalent[3] Parsha Portion
Bamidbar, בְּמִדְבַּר  In the wilderness Num. 1:1-4:20
Naso, נָשֹׂא Elevate! 4:21-7:89
Behaalotecha, בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ In your making go up 8:1-12:16
Shlach, שְׁלַח-לְךָ Send for yourself 13:1-15:41
Korach, קֹרַח Korach (bald) 16:1-18:32
*Chukat, חֻקַּת Ordinance of 19:1-22:1
Balak, בָּלָק Balak (destroyer) 22:2-25:9
Pinchas, פִּינְחָס Phinehas (dark-skinned) 25:10-30:1
*Matot, מַּטּוֹת Tribes 30:2-32:42
Masei, מַסְעֵי Journeys of 33:1-36:13

Devarim (Deuteronomy)

Parsha Name English Equivalent[3] Parsha Portion
Devarim, דְּבָרִים Words Deut. 1:1-3:22
Va'etchanan, וָאֶתְחַנַּן And I pleaded 3:23-7:11
Eikev, עֵקֶב As a result 7:12-11:25
Re'eh, רְאֵה See! 11:26-16:17
Shoftim, שֹׁפְטִים Judges 16:18-21:9
Ki Teitzei, כִּי-תֵצֵא When you go out 21:10-25:19
Ki Tavo, כִּי-תָבוֹא When you enter in 26:1-29:8
*Nitzavim, נִצָּבִים You are standing 29:9-30:20
Vayelech, וַיֵּלֶךְ And he went 31:1-31:30
Haazinu, הַאֲזִינוּ Give ear! 32:1-32:52
V'Zot HaBerachah, וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה And this the blessing