Miketz or Mikeitz (מִקֵּץ — Hebrew for “at the end,” the second word — and first distinctive word — of the parashah) is the tenth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. It constitutes Genesis 41:1–44:17. Jews read it the tenth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally on the Sabbath of Chanukah. When Chanukah contains two Sabbaths, it is read on the second. In some years, however, Miketz is read on the Sabbath after Chanukah.

The parashah tells of Joseph’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph’s rise to power in Egypt, and Joseph’s testing of his brothers.

In a Torah scroll (ספר תורה, Sefer Torah), the parashah occupies 254.6 lines, made up of 7,914 Hebrew letters, 2,022 Hebrew words, and 146 verses.

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