Shabbat Parashot Matot/Mas'ei

Shacharit Torah Reading

Numbers 30:2-36:13 (P 1215. RP 1100, WTC 991)

7 Aliyot

*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.

Shacharit Haftarah

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)

3 Aliyot

Rosh Chodesh Av

General Notes

Traditionally, people take on additional mourning practices in the nine days between Rosh Chodesh Av and Tisha b'Av. These practices include not eating meat or drinking wine and not cutting one's hair. All mourning practices are suspended on Shabbat. For a Reform perspective on this period, see JL 129-130.

Rosh Chodesh


Add Ya'aleh v'Yavo to the Amidah (MT 254 or 331).

Recite Half Hallel after the Amidah (MT 560)

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #2

Numbers 28:9-15 (P 1213, RP 1082, WTC 977)

1 Aliyah

Shacharit Haftarah - Traditional

Isaiah 66:1-24

Shacharit Haftarah - Alternative

Isaiah 66:1-13, 23 (P 1684, RP 1492)


Add Ya'aleh v'Yavo to the Amidah (MT 354)

Birkat Hamazon

Add Ya'aleh v'Yavo and Harachaman for Rosh Chodesh