Vayeshev, Vayeishev, or Vayesheb (וַיֵּשֶׁב — Hebrew for “and he lived,” the first word of the parshah) is the ninth weekly Torah portion (parshah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. It constitutes Genesis 37:1–40:23. Jews read it the ninth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in December.

The parshah tells the stories of how Jacob’s other sons sold Joseph into captivity in Egypt, of how Judah wronged his daughter-in-law Tamar and discovered his transgression, and how Joseph served Potiphar and was imprisoned when falsely accused of assaulting Potiphar’s wife.

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