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?


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.

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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 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 at 8:12

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