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Torah reading on Monday/Thursday the week prior to passover?

etayluz 4 months ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 4 months ago 5

I've noticed that there is no reading for Monday and Thursday of this week (the week before Pesach of year 5782).

Is this correct or is it possible that the reading is absent from fullkriyah-5782.csv ?

I have found mistakes in the csv files in the past that had to be corrected. I'm wondering if this omission of the Monday/Thursday Torah readings is intentional or not.

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Yes, there are weekday readings this week. The algorithm for generating the readings did not handle the case where Shabbat is a holiday, so we have now fixed that issue.

The correct weekday Torah reading on a week such as this is the next regular parashat haShavua.

We've made changes to the weekday-diaspora-5782.csv file (and other files) to account for this change.

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",1,"Leviticus 16:1-16:6",6

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",2,"Leviticus 16:7-16:11",5

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",3,"Leviticus 16:12-16:17",6

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",1,"Leviticus 16:1-16:6",6

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",2,"Leviticus 16:7-16:11",5

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",3,"Leviticus 16:12-16:17",6

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Hi Eytal, thanks for writing.

This is intentional. As we discussed 6 months ago, the weekday readings are in a separate file from holiday and Shabbat readings.

To summarize here,

  • The Full Kriyah CSV files contain Torah & Haftara readings for Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, holidays and fast days.
  • The Weekday CSV files contain Torah readings for Mondays & Thursdays (and Shabbat mincha) when those days don't co-occur with one of the events above. In other words, these files are intended to be mutually exclusive with the Full Kriyah Shabbat/holiday files.
  • Triennial CSV files are available for the Diaspora only, as the USCJ/RA has not published aliyah-by-aliyah tables that follow the Israeli sedra scheme.


Got it. But again, is there a weekday reading today (Monday) or on Thursday? If so what is it?

I don't see anything for this week in the weekday CSV either. It jumps from April 7 to April 25.

Are there no weekday readings this week (Monday April 11) and (Thursday April 14)


07-Apr-2022,"Metzora",1,"Leviticus 14:1 - 14:5",5
07-Apr-2022,"Metzora",2,"Leviticus 14:6 - 14:9",4
07-Apr-2022,"Metzora",3,"Leviticus 14:10 - 14:12",3

25-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",1,"Leviticus 16:1 - 16:1",1
25-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",2,"Leviticus 16:7 - 16:11",5
25-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",3,"Leviticus 16:12 - 16:17",6

I'm looking at weekday-diaspora-5782.csv

My understanding is that the Torah is read every Monday and Thursday of the year unless it falls on a holiday - in which case a special holiday reading is held. But there is no holiday this week. So are there weekday readings or not?

Answer

Yes, there are weekday readings this week. The algorithm for generating the readings did not handle the case where Shabbat is a holiday, so we have now fixed that issue.

The correct weekday Torah reading on a week such as this is the next regular parashat haShavua.

We've made changes to the weekday-diaspora-5782.csv file (and other files) to account for this change.

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",1,"Leviticus 16:1-16:6",6

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",2,"Leviticus 16:7-16:11",5

11-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",3,"Leviticus 16:12-16:17",6

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",1,"Leviticus 16:1-16:6",6

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",2,"Leviticus 16:7-16:11",5

14-Apr-2022,"Achrei Mot",3,"Leviticus 16:12-16:17",6