Hebrew Bible

Holidays: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community:

Key: Y=Yemenite

Parashah Torah Haftarah
Yom Teruah Genesis 21:1-34
Numbers 29:1-6
Y1 Samuel 1:1-2:10
Yom HaKippurim Leviticus 16:1-34
Numbers 29:7-11
Y: Isaiah 57:14-58:14Isaiah 59:20-59:21; Jonah 1:1-4:11; Micah 7:18-20
Sukkot, Day 1 Leviticus 22:26-23:44
Numbers 29:12-16
Y: Zechariah 13:9-14:21
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot Y: Ezekiel 38:1-23
Shemini Atzeret Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17
Numbers 29:35-30:1
Y1 Kings 8:54-9:1
Chag HaMatzot, Day 1 Exodus 12:21-51
Numbers 28:16-25
Y: Joshua 5:2-6:1; 6:27
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Chag HaMatztot Y: Ezekiel 36:37-37:14 
Chag HaMatzot, Day 7 Exodus 13:17-15:26
Numbers 28:19-25
Y2 Samuel 22:1-51
Shavu’ot Exodus 19:1-20:23
Numbers 28:26-31
YEzekiel 1:1-28; 3:12
Rosh Chodesh (weekday) Numbers 28:1-15
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Numbers 28:9-15 YIsaiah 66:1-24, 66:23



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