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Weekly Parashiyot for the year 5781

This is the nineteenth year of weekly devotional drashot produced by Messianic Education Trust. We give thanks to the Holy One, blessed be He, for His mercy for the past eightteen years' commentaries. As previously, each week we will b'ezrat Hashem publish a short drash based upon the sidra that is to be read in the synagogue during the week and on Shabbat.

The previous years' drashot are still on-line, and you can review them for the years 5764, 5765, 5766, 5767, 5768, 5769, 5770, 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774, 5775, 5776, 5777, 5778, 5779 and 5780 and 5781. All the drashes for the years 5764-5770 are also available in book form on our Books page here. A complete index of all the verses used in the commentaries is available in the Scripture Index.

Following our previous tradition, this list can be used as a calendar for all the readings in this cycle. Every entry will be shown from the start of the year, but only become an active link as the time for that parasha arrives.

The first week's portion will be: `B'resheet'

Portion Reference Week Shabbat
B'resheet Genesis 1:1-6:8 26Sep-2Oct Tishrei 26
Noach Genesis 6:9-11:32 3Oct-9Oct Cheshvan 3
Lech L'cha Genesis 12:1-18:27 10Oct-16Oct Cheshvan 10
Vayera Genesis 18:1-22:24 17Oct-23Oct Cheshvan 17
Khayiy Sarah Genesis 23:1-25:18 24Oct-30Oct Cheshvan 24
Toldot Genesis 25:19-28:9 31Oct-6Nov Kislev 2
Vayetze Genesis 28:10-32:3 7Nov-13Nov Kislev 9
Vayishlach Genesis 32:4-36:43 14Nov-20Nov Kislev 16
Vayeshev Genesis 37:1-40:23 21Nov-27Nov Kislev 23
Mikketz Genesis 41:1-44:17 28Nov-4Dec Kislev 30
Vayigash Genesis 44:18-47:27 5Dec-11Dec Tevet 7
Vayechi Genesis 47:28-50:26 12Dec-18Dec Tevet 14
Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 19Dec-25Dec Tevet 21
Va'era Exodus 6:2-9:35 26Dec-1Jan Tevet 28
Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16 2Jan-8Jan Shevat 6
B'Shalach Exodus 13:17-18:16 9Jan-15Jan Shevat 13
Yitro Exodus 18:1-20:23 16Jan-22Jan Shevat 20
Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18 23Jan-29Jan Shevat 27
Terumah Exodus 25:1-27:19 30Jan-5Feb Adar I 4
Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10 6Feb-12Feb Adar I 11
Ki Tissa Exodus 30:11-34:35 13Feb-19Feb Adar I 18
Vayakhel Exodus 35:1-38:20 20Feb-26Feb Adar I 25
Pekudei Exodus 38:2-40:38 27Feb-5Mar Adar II 2
Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26(6:7) 6Mar-12Mar Adar II 9
Tzav Leviticus 6:1(8)-8:38 13Mar-19Mar Adar II 16
Sh'mini Leviticus 9:1-11:47 20Mar-26Mar Adar II 23
Tazria Leviticus 12:1-13:59 27Mar-2Apr Nisan 1
Metzorah Leviticus 14:1-15:33 3Apr-9Apr Nisan 8
Pesach I Exodus 12:25-51 10Apr-16Apr Nissan 15
Pesach VIII Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 17Apr-23Apr Nissan 22
Acharei Mot Leviticus 16:1-18:30 24Apr-30Apr Nisan 29
Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1-20:27 1May-7May Iyar 6
Emor Leviticus 21:1-24:23 8Mar-14May Iyar 13
B'har Leviticus 25:1-26:2 15May-21May Iyar 20
B'hukkotai Leviticus 26:3-27:34 22May-28May Iyar 27
B'Midbar Numbers 1:1-4:20 29May-4Jun Sivan 5
Naso Numbers 4:21-7:89 5Jun-11Jun Sivan 12
B'ha'alotkha Numbers 8:1-12:16 12Jun-18Jun Sivan 19
Sh'lakh L'cha Numbers 13:1-15:41 19Jun-25Jun Sivan 26
Korach Numbers 16:1-18:23 26Jun-2Jul Tammuz 3
Hukkat Numbers 19:1-22:1 3Jul-9Jul Tammuz 10
Balak Numbers 22:2-25:10 10Jul-16Jul Tammuz 17
Pinchas Numbers 25:11-30:1(29:40) 17Jul-23Jul Tammuz 24
Mattot/­Masa'ei Numbers 30:2(1)-36:13 24Jul-30Jul Av 2
D'varim Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 31Jul-6Aug Av 9
Va'etchanan Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 7Aug-13Aug Av 16
Ekev Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 14Aug-20Aug Av 23
Re'eh Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 21Aug-27Aug Av 30
Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 28Aug-3Sep Elul 7
Ki Tetze Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 4Sep-10Sep Elul 14
Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8(9) 11Sep-17Sep Elul 21
Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29:9(10)-30:20 18Sep-24Sep Elul 28
Vayelech Deuteronomy 31:1-30 25Sep-1Oct Tishrei 6
Ha'azinu Deuteronomy 32:1-52 2Oct-8Oct Tishrei 13
Chol Ha'Moed Sukkot Numbers 29 9Oct-15Oct Tishrei 20

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