Weekly Bible Reading for December 27 2020-January 2 2021: VaYechi (And He Lived)

This coming week, December 27 2020-January 2 2021 (12-18 Tevet), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

VaYechi (And He Lived)

27 Dec Genesis 47:28-48:9 1 Kings 3:1-4:19 Mark 13:1-18 Proverbs 9:1-6
28 Dec Genesis 48:10-16 1 Kings 4:20-5:18 Mark 13:19-37 Proverbs 9:7-12
29 Dec Genesis 48:17-22 1 Kings 6:1-38 Mark 14:1-21 Proverbs 9:13-18
30 Dec Genesis 49:1-18 1 Kings 7:1-51 Mark 14:22-42 Proverbs 10:1-8
31 Dec Genesis 49:19-26 1 Kings 8:1-53 Mark 14:43-65 Proverbs 10:9-16
01 Jan Genesis 49:27-50:20 1 Kings 8:54-9:28 Mark 14:66-15:15 Proverbs 10:17-24
02 Jan Genesis 50:21-26 1 Kings 2:1-12 Mark 15:16-32 Proverbs 10:25-32

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for December 20-26 2020: VaYigash (And He Drew Near)

This coming week, December 20-26 (5-11 Tevet), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

VaYigash (And He Drew Near)[1]

20 Dec Genesis 44:18-30 2 Samuel 20:1-21:22 Mark 9:30-50 Psalm 39:1-13
21 Dec Genesis 44:31-45:7 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Mark 10:1-16 Psalm 40:1-17
22 Dec Genesis 45:8-18 2 Samuel 23:1-39 Mark 10:17-31 Proverbs 8:1-12
23 Dec Genesis 45:19-27 2 Samuel 24:1-25 Mark 10:32-52 Proverbs 8:13-21
24 Dec Genesis 45:28-46:27 1 Kings 1:1-53 Mark 11:1-26 Proverbs 8:22-31
25 Dec Genesis 46:28-47:10 1 Kings 2:1-46 Mark 11:27-12:17 Proverbs 8:32-36
26 Dec Genesis 47:11-27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 Mark 12:18-44 Psalm 41:1-13

[1] Asara b’Tevet (Fast of the 10th Month) occurs during the daylight hours of December 25. This fast commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. The customary reading is Exodus 32:11-34:10.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for December 13-19 2020: Miketz (At the End of)

This coming week, December 13-19 (27 Kislev-4 Tevet), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Miketz (At the End of) & Chanukah

13 Dec Genesis 41:1-14 2 Samuel 12:1-13:19 Mark 6:31-56 Psalm 35:11-28
14 Dec Genesis 41:15-38 2 Samuel 13:20-14:33 Mark 7:1-23 Proverbs 7:1-5
15 Dec Genesis 41:39-52 2 Samuel 15:1-16:14 Mark 7:24-37 Proverbs 7:6-27
16 Dec Genesis 41:53-42:18 2 Samuel 16:15-17:29 Mark 8:1-21 Psalm 36:1-12
17 Dec Genesis 42:19-43:15 2 Samuel 18:1-19:8 Mark 8:22-38 Psalm 37:1-20
18 Dec Genesis 43:16-29 2 Samuel 19:9-43 Mark 9:1-13 Psalm 37:21-40
19 Dec Genesis 43:30-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 Mark 9:14-29 Psalm 38:1-22

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for December 6-12 2020: Vayeshev (And He Settled)

This coming week, December 6-12 (20-26 Kislev), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vayeshev (And He Settled) & Chanukah[1]

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

[1] 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.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for November 29-December 5 2020: Vayishlach (And He Sent)

This coming week, November 29-December 5 (13-19 Kislev), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vayishlach (And He Sent)

29 Nov Genesis 32:3-12 1 Samuel 21:1-22:23 Matthew 27:45-66 Psalm 29:1-11
30 Nov Genesis 32:13-29 1 Samuel 23:1-24:22 Matthew 28:1-20 Psalm 30:1-12
01 Dec Genesis 32:30-33:5 1 Samuel 25:1-43 Matthew 27:45-66 Proverbs 6:1-11
02 Dec Genesis 33:6-20 1 Samuel 26:1-27:12 Matthew 28:1-20 Proverbs 6:12-19
03 Dec Genesis 34:1-35:13 1 Samuel 28:1-29:11 Mark 1:1-22 Proverbs 6:20-26
04 Dec Genesis 35:14-36:19 1 Samuel 30:1-31:13 Mark 1:23-45 Proverbs 6:27-35
05 Dec Genesis 36:20-43 Obadiah 1:1-21 Mark 2:1-17 Psalm 31:1-14

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: