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Yitro

Exodus 18:1–20:23
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24 Shevat 5781
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6

Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1

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Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1−24:18
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1 Adar 5781
Haftarah: II Kings 12:5-18; Isaiah 66:1, 23

These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1

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T'rumah

Exodus 25:1−27:19
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8 Adar 5781
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2

Holiday

Purim

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13 Adar 5781 to 14 Adar 5781

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.

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T'tzaveh

Exodus 27:20−30:10
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15 Adar 5781
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 or I Samuel 15:2-34

You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20