This coming week, December 6-12 (20-26 Kislev), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.
Vayeshev (And He Settled) & Chanukah
|06 Dec||Genesis 37:1-11||2 Samuel 1:1-2:17||Mark 2:18-3:12||Psalm 31:15-24|
|07 Dec||Genesis 37:12-22||2 Samuel 2:18-3:39||Mark 3:13-35||Psalm 32:1-11|
|08 Dec||Genesis 37:23-36||2 Samuel 4:1-5:25||Mark 4:1-20||Psalm 33:1-11|
|09 Dec||Genesis 38:1-30||2 Samuel 6:1-7:17||Mark 4:21-41||Psalm 33:12-22|
|10 Dec||Genesis 39:1-6||2 Samuel 7:18-9:13||Mark 5:1-20||Psalm 34:1-10|
|11 Dec||Genesis 39:7-23||2 Samuel 10:1-11:27||Mark 5:21-43||Psalm 34:11-22|
|12 Dec||Genesis 40:1-23||Zechariah 2:10-4:7||Mark 6:1-30||Psalm 35:1-10|
 Chanukah is sundown December 10 to sundown December 18. Since Chanukah is the Feast of Dedication (or Rededication) of the Temple, the customary reading is Numbers 7:1-8:4 (read in portions over the eight days of the feast), which tells of Israel’s offerings at the dedication of the Tabernacle. December 12, the Shabbat during Chanukah, has a special reading from Zechariah 2:10-4:7, the prophet’s vision of the menorah in the heavenly Temple. Also, it is customary in synagogues to read Numbers 7:1-8:4 in portions over all eight days. This passage relates the dedication of the altar in the Tabernacle.