When Shabbat occurs on Chol Hamoed of either Sukkot or Passover, the Torah verses Exodus 33:12–34:26 are read in the morning, but what verses are read at the Minchah service in the afternoon?


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Basically, it is whatever the reading would have been had it been a regular shabbos, so the reading from the next parsha. The reason is that we don't read the Torah by Mincha on holidays (except Yom Kippur) so it is actually a regular Shabbos reading, and not a holiday reading.


My machazor (Rödelheim editions) give the following (Pessach vol. 2, Sukkot vol. 1):

Pessach: Shemini, except in a leap-year, where Acharei-Mot is read instead

Sukkot: Vezot haBerachah

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    If it's a leap year that started on a Thursday, most communities read kedoshim
    – Double AA
    Apr 12, 2020 at 5:12
  • Maybe worth noting that it’s not the entirety of those parashot but instead a number of verses from their beginnings.
    – Joel K
    Apr 12, 2020 at 8:12

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