For the week of April 6, 2019
Shabbat HaChodesh – Sabbath of the First Month
Torah: Exo 12:1-10
Haftarah: Eze 45:16-46:18
This is the last of the special Shabbats, and it precedes or falls on the first Sabbath of the first month, that is, the month of Nisan, in which Pesach occurs. The additional Torah parashah is Ex 12:1–10, which reminded the Jewish community of the significant events that would shortly take place in their celebration of Pesach in Jerusalem. This special Shabbat, then, was a final reminder to be fully prepared for the upcoming Festival.