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Parshat Chukat : Triennial Cycle

david scaduto 1 month ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 1 month ago 1

Are the readings for Parshat Chukat correct the triennial cycle, Year 2? I see that there was a mistake in the original planning document that was later correct on Hebcal, but I wonder if perhaps this was overlooked. The kriyah for Year 2 is shown as beginning at the beginning of the full parasha, which I don’t believe is correct. 

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Thanks for your careful attention to Hebcal's Torah readings. We can confirm that yes, the readings are 100% correct.


The pattern for Chukat-Balak for the current 3-year cycle is Together-Separate-Separate. This maps to Variation C in A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah published by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988. Here is the relevant excerpt from the 1988 paper:

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Yes, there is a document called Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years written by Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020. However, this responsa applies to Variation A, not Variation C.

Lastly, the Miles Cohen luach agrees with both Hebcal and the conservative responsa:

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Shabbat shalom!

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Not a bug

Thanks for your careful attention to Hebcal's Torah readings. We can confirm that yes, the readings are 100% correct.


The pattern for Chukat-Balak for the current 3-year cycle is Together-Separate-Separate. This maps to Variation C in A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah published by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988. Here is the relevant excerpt from the 1988 paper:

Image 301

Yes, there is a document called Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years written by Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020. However, this responsa applies to Variation A, not Variation C.

Lastly, the Miles Cohen luach agrees with both Hebcal and the conservative responsa:

Image 302


Shabbat shalom!