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What Parsha is it this week?

Shabbat Parshat Vayishlach

The weekly parsha is Vayishlach.

Vayishlach is the 8th parsha in sefer Bereshit / Genesis.

Parshat Vayishlach is 154 verses from Bereshit / Genesis 32:4 – 36:43.

The parsha begins with the encounter between Yaakov / Jacob and his brother Esau. Then Yaakov settles in Shechem. During his time there his daughter Dinah is abducted and raped. Jacob’s sons destroy the city and rescue Dinah. The parsha ends with a recitation of the descendants of Esau.

Here is a summary of Parshat Vayishlach.

Haftarah for Vayishlach

Obadiah 1:1 – 21

His prophecy describes the relationship between Jacob and Esau. He explains that at times Jacob is oppressed and appears to be destroyed. However, at the end of days the house of Jacob will be redeemed and those responsible for its oppression will be judged.

Candle Lighting Time for Selected Cities

This week Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday, December 9, 2022.

The Hebrew date is 16 Kislev, 5783.


  • Jerusalem 3:55
  • Tel Aviv 4:16
  • Haifa 4:04
  • Beer Sheva 4:18

United States

  • New York 4:10
  • Miami 5:12
  • Chicago 4:01
  • Los Angeles 4:25


  • London 3:33
  • Antwerp 4:16
  • Paris 4:35
  • Warsaw 3:05