Shabbat Parashot Matot/Mas'ei
Shacharit Torah Reading
Numbers 30:2-36:13 (P 1215. RP 1100, WTC 991)
*We conclude the book of Numbers. The final verse of the book is chanted with a special melody. As the reader finishes chanting, the congregation rises. Before the oleh chants the concluding Torah blessing, the congregation chants "Chazak, Chazak, V'nitchazek." The Torah reader then chants the same words. The oleh then recites the concluding Torah blessing. For more detailed instructions and to hear this melody chanted, see ATC 81.
Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4 (P 1282, RP 1135)
*This is the second of the three Haftarot of rebuke that we read between Shiva Asar b'Tammuz and Tisha b'Av.
Mincha Torah Reading
Deuteronomy 1:1-11 (P 1317, RP 1161, WTC 1041)
Before returning the Torah to the ark, recite Birkat Hachodesh (MT 379) for the new month of Av. Rosh Chodesh Av occurs on Wednesday in the coming week.