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Weekly Parashiyot for the year 5781

This is the eighteenth 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 seventeen 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. 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.

This week's portion is: `Lech L'cha'

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

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