Parshat Vayeitzei (He Left)

The Torah portion is Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:10-32:3. In synagogues using the Triennial system, 5782 is year 3 and the Torah reading is Genesis 31:17-32:3.

Jacob's dream of the ladder, his years of service to marry Leah and Rachel, the birth of 11 of his 12 sons and his daughter Dinah, and his conflict with father-in-law Laban.

The haftarah is Hosea 12:13-14:10. The first verse speaks of Jacob's journey and his service keeping sheep to earn a wife, which reminds us of the Torah portion that tells this story.

In synagogues using the Sephardic tradition, the Haftarah is Hosea 11:7-12:12.