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Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11−34:35
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18 Adar I 5782
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12

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Vayak'heil

Exodus 35:1–38:20
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25 Adar I 5782
Haftarah: II Kings 12:5-16
Shabbat Sh'kalim

Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1

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P'kudei

Exodus 38:21-40:38
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2 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23

These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21

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Vayikra

Leviticus 1:1−5:26
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9 Adar II 5782
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 or I Samuel 15:2-34
Shabbat Zachor

The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2

Holiday

Purim

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13 Adar II 5782 to 14 Adar II 5782

Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.