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Torah and Haftarah Portions for the Month of January 2017
» January 7 - Va'yigash (Genesis
); Haftarah (Ezekiel 37:15-37:28
» January 14 - Va'ychi
(Genesis 47:28-50:26); Haftarah (I Kings 2:1-12)
» January 21 - Shemot
(Exodus 1:1-6:1); Haftarah (Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-29:23)
» January 28 - Va'eira
); Haftarah (Ezekiel 28:25-29:21)
Jewish Holiday in January 2017:
»Last day of Chanukah (January 1/3 Tebeth)
»Fast of Teveth (January 10/10 Teveth)
Fast of Teveth commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by
Nebuchadnezzar in 588 BCE, which culminated in the destruction of the
Temple on 9 Av 586 BCE. It is referenced as a fast day in
Zechariah 8:19. The fast begins at dawn of January 10, rather
than the night before.