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Shemot (“Names”) is the first Torah reading in the Book of Exodus. It opens describing the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt. Moses is born, placed in a basket on the Nile, and adopted into Pharaoh’s household. He later encounters God at a burning bush and begins his mission of demanding that Pharoah let the Israelites go.
Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23
Haftarah for Sephardim: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3


January 10, 2026
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