Parshat Vayechi (He Lived)

The Torah portion is Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26. In synagogues using the Triennial system, 5783 is year 1 and the Torah reading is Genesis 47:28-48:22.

This portion tells of Jacob/Israel's adoption of Joseph's two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (giving Joseph a double inheritance), his final words to his sons and his death and burial, and Joseph's death and embalming in Egypt. This is the final portion of the Book of Genesis! Hazak! Hazak! v'Nit'chazek!

The haftarah is I Kings 2:1-12. This passage tells of the death of David and his final words to Solomon, which connects to the Torah portion with the death of Jacob/Israel and his final words to his sons.