Shabbat Parashat Tzav

Shacharit Torah Reading 

Leviticus 6:1-8:36 (P 781, RP 688, WTC 595) 

7 Aliyot

Shacharit Haftarah 

Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23 (P 983, RP 701)


Leviticus 9:1-16 (P 707, RP 707, WTC 617)

3 Aliyot

Shabbat Hagadol

General Notes

Shabbat HaGadol is the last of the five special Shabbatot that precede Passover, and occurs on the Shabbat before Passover. There are several potential reasons given for naming this the Great Shabbat. Some suggest it is because of the special Haftarah from Malachi we read on this day; it references the "great and terrible day of the Eternal" (3:23) into which the prophet Elijah will lead the people. During the Passover seder, we associate Elijah with the coming of the Messiah.

Shacharit Haftarah - Traditional

Malachi 3:4-3:24 (P 1654, RP 1459)