Yom Kippur

10 TISHRE

VaYikra 16:1 – 34
1HaShem spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon’s two sons, when they approached before HaShem, and they died. 2And HaShem said to Moshe: Speak to Aharon, your brother — he shall not come at all times into the Sanctuary, within the Curtain, in front of the Cover that is upon the Ark, so that he should not die; for in a cloud will I appear upon the Ark-cover. 3With this shall Aharon come into the Sanctuary: with a young bull for a sin-offering and a ram for a burnt-offering. 4He shall don a sacred linen Tunic; linen Breeches shall be upon his flesh, he shall gird himself with a linen Sash, and cover his head with a linen Turban; they are sacred vestments — he shall immerse himself in water then don them. 5From the assembly of the Children of Yisra’el he shall take two he-goats for a sin-offering and one ram for a burnt-offering.

6Aharon shall bring near his own sin-offering bull, and provide atonement for himself and for his household. 7He shall take the two he-goats and stand them before HaShem, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. 8Aharon shall place lots upon the two he-goats: one lot “for HaShem” and one lot “for Azazel.” 9Aharon shall bring near the he-goat designated be the lot for HaShem, and make it a sin-offering. 10And the he-goat designated by the lot for Azazel shall be stood alive before HaShem, to provide atonement through it, to send it to Azazel in the Wilderness. 11Aharon shall bring near his own sin-offering bull and he shall provide atonement for himself and for his household; then he shall slaughter his own sin-offering bull.

12He shall take a shovelful of fiery coals from atop the Altar that is before HaShem, and his cupped handful of finely ground incense-spices, and bring it within the Curtain. 13He shall place the incense upon the fire before HaShem — so that the cloud of the incense shall blanket the Ark-cover that is atop the [Tablets of the] Testimony — so that he shall not die.

14He shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle with his forefinger upon the eastern front of the Ark-cover; and in front of the Ark-cover he shall sprinkle seven times from the blood with his forefinger. 15He shall slaughter the sin-offering he-goat of the people, and bring its blood within the Curtain; he shall do with its blood as he had done with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it upon the Ark-cover and in front of the Ark-cover. 16Thus shall he provide atonement upon the Sanctuary for the contamination’s of the Children of Yisra’el, even for their rebellious sins among all their sins; and so shall he do for the Tent of Meeting that dwells with them amid their contamination. 17Any person shall not be in the Tent of Meeting when he comes to provide atonement in the Sanctuary until his departure; he shall provide atonement for himself, for his household, and for the entire congregation of Yisra’el.

18He shall go out to the Altar that is before HaShem, and make atonement upon it: He shall take some blood of the bull and some blood of the he-goat and place it on the horns of the Altar all around. 19He shall sprinkle upon it from the blood with his forefinger seven times; thus shall he cleanse it and sanctify it from the contamination’s of the Children of Yisra’el.

20When he is finished atoning for the Sanctuary, the Tent of Meeting, and the Altar, he shall bring the living he-goat near. 21Aharon shall lean his two hands upon the head of the living he-goat and confess upon it all the iniquities of the Children of Yisra’el, and all their rebellious sins among all their sins, and place them upon the head of the he-goat, and send it with a designated man to the desert. 22The he-goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land, and he should send the he-goat to the desert.

23Aharon shall come to the Tent of Meeting — he shall remove the linen vestments that he had worn when he entered the Sanctuary, and he shall leave them there. 24He shall immerse himself in the water in a sacred place and don his vestments; he shall go out and perform his own burnt-offering and the burnt-offering of the people, and shall provide atonement for himself and for the people.

25And the fat of the sin-offering he shall cause to go up in smoke upon the Altar. 26The one who dispatched the he-goat to Azazel shall immerse his clothing and immerse himself in the water; thereafter he may enter the camp. 27The sin-offering bull and the sin-offering he-goat, whose blood had been brought to provide atonement in the Sanctuary, someone shall remove to the outside of the camp; and they shall burn if fire their hides, their flesh, and their dung. 28The one who burns them shall immerse his clothing and immerse himself in the water; thereafter he may enter the camp.

29This shall remain for you an eternal decree: In the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict yourselves and you shall not do any work, neither the native nor the proselyte who dwells among you. 30For on this day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you; from all your sins before HaShem shall you be cleansed.

31It is a Shabbat of complete rest for you, and you shall afflict yourselves; an eternal decree. 32The Kohen, who has been anointed or who has been given the authority to serve in place of his father, shall provide atonement; he shall don the linen vestments, the sacred vestments. 33He shall bring atonement upon the Holy of Holies, and he shall bring atonement upon the Tent of Meeting and the Altar; and upon the Kohanim and upon all the people of the congregation shall he bring atonement. 34This shall be to you an eternal decree to bring atonement upon the Children of Yisra’el for all their sins once a year; and [Aharon] did as HaShem commanded Moshe.

Yesheyahu 57:14 — 58:14
14He will say, “Pave, pave! Clear the road! Remove the obstacle from My people’s path.”

15For thus said the exalted and uplifted One, Who abides forever and Whose Name is holy: I abide in exaltedness and holiness, but I am with the despondent and lowly of spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the despondent. 16For not forever will I contend, nor will I be eternally wrathful, when the spirit that envelopes [them] is from Me, and I made [their] souls. 17I became angry because of his sinful thievery; I struck him, I hid Myself and became angry, because he continued waywardly in the path of his heart. 18But when I see his [contrite] ways, I will heal him; I will guide him and recompense him and his mourners with consolations. 19I create the speech of lips: ‘Peace, peace, for the far and near,’ said HaShem, ‘and I will heal him.’ 20But the wicked will be like the driven sea that cannot rest, and whose waters disgorge mire and mud. 21‘There is no peace,’ said my G-d, ‘for the wicked.’
Chapter 58
1Cry out vociferously, do not restrain yourself; raise your voice like a shofar — proclaim to My people their willful sins, to the House of Yaakov their transgressions. 2They [pretend to] seek Me every day and to desire to know My ways, like a nation that acts righteously and has not forsaken the justice of its G-d, [asking,] 3“Why did we fast and You did not see? Why did we afflict our souls and You did not know?”

Behold on your fast day you seek out personal gain and you exhort all your debts. 4Because you fast for grievance and strife, to strike [each other] with a wicked fist; you do not fast as befits this day, to make your voice heard above. 5Can such be the fast I choose, a day when man merely afflicts himself? Can it be merely bowing one’s head like a bulrush and spreading [a mattress of] sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast and a day of favor to HaShem? 6Surely, this is the fast I choose: To break open the shackles of wickedness, to undo the bonds of injustice, and to let the oppressed go free, and annul all perversion. 7Surely you should break your bread for the hungry, and bring the moaning poor [to your] home; when you see a naked person, clothe him; and do not hide yourself from your kin. 8Then your light will burst out like the down and your healing will speedily sprout; your righteous deed will precede you and the glory of HaShem will gather you in. 9Then you will call and HaShem will respond; you will cry out ad He will say, ‘Here I am!’ If you remove from your midst perversion, finger-pointing, and evil speech, 10and offer your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul; then your light will shine [even] in the darkness, and your deepest gloom will be like the noon. 11Then HaShem will guide you always, sate your soul in times of drought and strengthen your bones; and you will be like a well-watered garden and a spring of water whose waters never fail. 12Ancient ruins will be rebuilt through you, and you will restore generations-old foundations; and they will call you, ‘repairer of the breach’ and ‘restorer of paths for habitation.’

13If you restrain your foot because it is the Shabbat; refrain from accomplishing your own needs on My holy day; if you proclaim the Shabbat ‘a delight,’ and the holy [day] of HaShem ‘honored,’ and you honor it by not engaging in your own affairs, from seeking your own needs or discussing the forbidden — 14then you will delight in HaShem, and I will mount you astride the heights of the world; I will provide you the heritage of your forefather Yaakov, for the mouth of HaShem has spoken.

Yonah 1:1 — 4:11
1And the word of HaShem came to Yonah (Jonah) son of Amittai saying: 2“Arise! Go to Nineveh, the great city, and call out against her, for their wickedness has ascended before Me.” 3But Yonah arose to flee to Tarshish from before HaShem. He went down to Yafo (Jaffa) and found a ship bound for Tarshish; he paid its fare, and boarded it to travel with them to Tarshish from before HaShem.

4Then HaShem cast a mighty wind toward the sea; there was a great tempest in the sea and the ship threatened to be broken. 5The sailors became frightened and they cried out, each to his god; they cast the wares that were on the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Yonah had descended to the ship’s holds and he lay down and fell fast asleep.

6The ship’s master approached him, and said to him, “How can you sleep so soundly? Arise! Call to your G-d! Perhaps G-d will think of us and we will not perish.”

7Then they said to one another, “Come let us cast lots that we may determine because of whom this calamity is upon us.” So they cast lots and the lot fell on Yonah. 8They said to him, “Tell us now, because of whom has this evil befallen us? What is your trade? And from where do you come? What is your land? And of what people are you?”

9He said to them, “I am a Hebrew and I fear HaShem, the G-d of the Heavens, Who made the sea and the dry land.”

10The men were frightened with great fear and they said to him, “What is this that you have done?” For the men knew it was from before HaShem that he was fleeing, for he had told them. 11They said to him, “What must we do to you so that the sea will subside from upon us? — for the sea grows stormier!”

12He said to them, “Pick me up and heave me into the sea and the sea will calm down from upon you; for I know that it is because of me that this great tempest is upon you.” 13[Nevertheless,] the men rowed hard to return to the shore, but they could not, because the sea was growing stormier upon them.

14They called out to HaShem, and said, “Please, HaShem, let us not perish now on account of this man’s soul and do not reckon it against us as innocent blood, for You, HaShem, as You wished, so have You done.” 15So they lifted Yonah and heaved him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging. 16Then the men felt a great fear of HaShem; they slaughtered a sacrifice to HaShem and took vows.
Chapter 2
1HaShem designated a large fish to swallow Yonah, and Yonah remained in the fish’s innards for three days and three nights. 2Yonah prayed to HaShem, his G-d, from the fish’s innards, 3and said:

I called, in my distress, to HaShem, and He answered me;

From the belly of the grave I cried out — You heard my voice.

4You cast me into the depths in the heart of the seas, the river surrounded me;

All Your breakers and Your waves passed over me.

5Then I said [to myself], ‘I was driven from before Your eyes,

but I will again gaze at Your Holy Temple!’

6Waters encompassed me to the soul, the deep whirled around me;

Reeds were tangled about my head.

7I descended to the bases of the mountains;

The earth — its bars [were closed] against me forever.

Yet, You lifted my life from the pit, O HaShem, my G-d.

8When my soul was faint within me, I remembered HaShem;

My prayer came to You, to Your Holy Temple.

9They watch false vanities, they forsake their kindness.

10And as for me, with a voice of thanksgiving I will make sacrifices to You.

What I have vowed I will fulfill for the salvation which is HaShem’s.

11Then HaShem addressed the fish and is spewed out Yonah onto dry land.
Chapter 3
1The word of HaShem came to Yonah a second time, saying: 2“Arise! Go to Nineveh the great city, and call out against her the proclamation that I tell you.” 3So Yonah arose and went to Nineveh, in accordance with G-d’s word. Now Nineveh was an enormously great city, a three-day journey. 4Yonah commenced to enter the city, a distance of one day’s journey, then he called out and said, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be overturned!”

5The people of Nineveh believed in G-d, so they proclaimed a fast and donned sackcloth, from their great to their small. 6The matter reached the king of Nineveh; he rose from his throne, removed his robe from upon himself, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes, 7and had it promulgated and declared in Nineveh by the counsel of the king and his nobles, saying: “The man and the animal, the herd and the flock shall not taste anything; they shall neither graze, nor drink water. 8Both man and animal shall cover themselves with sackcloth; and they shall call out mightily to G-d. Every man shall turn back from his evil way, and from the robbery that is in their hands. 9He who knows shall repent and G-d will relent; He will turn away from His burning wrath so that we not perish.”

10And G-d saw their deeds, that they repented from their evil way; and G-d relented concerning the evil He had said He would bring upon them, and did not do it.
Chapter 4
1And it displeased Yonah greatly and angered him. 2He prayed to HaShem, and said, “Please, HaShem, was this not my contention when I was still on my own soil? Because of this I had hastened to flee to Tarshish for I knew that You are a gracious and merciful G-d, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and relent from doing harm. 3So now, HaShem, please take my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.”

4And HaShem said, “Are you so deeply grieved?”

5Yonah left the city and sat at the east of the city. He made himself a booth there, and sat under it in the shade until he would see what would occur in the city.

6HaShem, G-d, designated a kikayon, which rose up above Yonah to form a shade over his head, to relieve him from his discomfort. Yonah rejoiced over the kikayon, a great joy. 7Then G-d designated a worm at the dawn of the next day, and it attacked the kikayon, so that it withered. 8And it was when the sun shone that G-d designated a stifling east wind; the sun beat upon Yonah’s head and he felt faint. He asked for his soul’s death, and said, “Better is my death than my life!”

9And G-d said to Yonah, “Are you so deeply grieved over the kikayon?”
And he said, “I am greatly grieved to death.”

10HaShem said, “You took pity on the kikayon for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow; it lived [one] night and perished after one night. 11And I — shall I not take pity upon Nineveh the great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and many animals as well?”

Michah 7:18 – 20
18Who is a G-d like You, Who pardons iniquity and overlooks transgression for the remnant of His heritage? He does not maintain His wrath forever, for He desires kindness. 19He will once again show us mercy, He will suppress our iniquities. You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20Grant truth to Yaakov, kindness to Avraham, as you swore to our forefathers in days of old.

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Sh’mini Atzeret

22 TISHRE

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 14:22 – 16:17

22You shall tithe the entire crop of your planting, the produce of the field, year by year. 23And you shall eat before HaShem, your G-d, in the place that he will choose to rest His Name there — the tithe of your grain, your wine, and your oil, and the firstborn of your cattle and your flocks, so that you will learn to fear HaShem, your G-d, all the days. 24If the road will be too long for you, so that you cannot carry it, because the place that HaShem, your G-d, will choose to place His Name there is far from you, for HaShem, your G-d, will have blessed you — 25then you may exchange it for money, wrap your money in your hand, and go to the place that HaShem, your G-d, will choose. 26You may spend the money for whatever your soul desires — for cattle, for flocks, for wine, or for alcoholic beverage, or anything that your soul wishes; you shall eat it there before HaShem, your G-d, and rejoice — you and your household. 27You shall not forsake the Levi who is in your cities, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.

28At the end of three years you shall take out every tithe of your crop in that year and set it down within your cities. 29Then the Levi’im can come — for he has no portion or inheritance with you — and the proselyte, the orphan, and the widow who are in your cities, so that they may eat and be satisfied in order that HaShem, your G-d, will bless you in all your handiwork that you may undertake.

Chapter 15
1At the end of seven years you shall institute a remission. 2This is the matter of the remission: Every creditor shall remit his authority over what he has lent his fellow; he shall not press his fellow or his brother, for He has proclaimed a remission for HaShem. 3You may press the gentile; but over what you have with your brother, you shall remit your authority. 4However, may there be no destitute among you; rather HaShem, will surely bless you in the Land that HaShem, your G-d, will give you as an inheritance, to possess it, 5only if you will hearken to the voice of HaShem, your G-d, to observe, to perform this entire commandment that I command you today. 6For HaShem, your G-d, has blessed you as He told you; you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will dominate many nations, but they will not dominate you.

7If there shall be a destitute person among you, any of your brethren in any of your cities, in your Land that HaShem, your G-d, gives you, you shall not harden your heart or close your hand against your destitute brother. 8Rather, you shall open your hand to him; you shall lend him his requirement, whatever is lacking to him. 9Beware lest there be a lawless thought in your heart, saying, “The seventh year approaches, the remission year,” and you will look malevolently upon your destitute brother and refuse to give to him — then he may appeal against you to HaShem, and it will be a sin upon you. 10You surely give to him, and let your heart not feel bad when you give him, for in return for this matter, HaShem, your G-d, will bless you in all your deeds and in your every undertaking. 11For destitute people will not cease to exist within the Land; therefore I command you, saying, “You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your poor, and to your destitute in your Land.”

12If your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, will be sold to you, he shall serve you for six years, and in the seventh year you shall send him away from you free. 13But when you send him away from your free, you shall not send him away empty handed. 14Adorn him generously from your flocks, from your threshing floor, and from your wine cellar; as HaShem, your G-d, has blessed you, so shall you give him. 15You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitzrayim, and HaShem, your G-d, redeemed you; therefore, I command you regarding this matter today.

16In the event he will say to you, “I will not leave you,” for he loves you and your household, for it is good for him with you, 17then you shall take the awl and put it through his ear and the door, and he shall be for you an eternal slave; even to your maidservant shall you do the same. 18It shall not be difficult in your eyes when you send him away free from you, for twice the wage of a hired hand — six years — has he served you; and HaShem, your G-d, will bless you in all that you do.

19Every firstborn male that is born in your cattle and in your flock, you shall sanctify to HaShem, your G-d, you shall not work with the firstborn of your ox nor shall you shear the firstborn of your flock. 20Before HaShem, your G-d, shall you eat it, year by year, in the place that HaShem will choose, you and your household. 21If it shall have a blemish —  lameness of blindness or any serious blemish — you shall not slaughter it to HaShem, your G-d. 22In your cities shall you eat it, the contaminated one and the pure one alike, like the deer and the hart. 23However you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it onto the ground like water.

Chapter 16
1You shall observe the month of springtime and perform the pesach-offering for HaShem, your G-d, for in the month of springtime HaShem, your G-d, took you out of Mitzrayim at night. 2You shall slaughter the pesach-offering to HaShem, your G-d, from the flock, and also offer cattle, in the place where HaShem will choose to rest His Name. 3You shall not eat leavened bread with it, for seven days you shall eat matzos because of it, bread of affliction, for you departed from the land of Mitzrayim in haste — so that you will remember the day of your departure from the land of Mitzrayim all the days of your life.

4No leaven of yours shall be seen throughout your boundary for seven days, nor shall any of the flesh that you slaughter on the afternoon before the first day remain overnight until morning. 5You may not slaughter the pesach-offering in one of your cities that HaShem, your G-d, gives you; 6except at the place that HaShem, your G-d, will choose to rest His Name, there shall you slaughter the pesach-offering in the afternoon, when the sun descends, the appointed time of departure from Mitzrayim. 7You shall roast it and eat it in the place that HaShem, your G-d, will choose, and in the morning you may turn back and go to your tents. 8For a six-day period you shall eat matzos and on the seventh day shall be an assembly to HaShem, your G-d; you shall not perform labor.

9You shall count seven weeks for yourself; from when the sickle is first put to the standing crop shall you begin, counting seven weeks. 10Then you shall observe the festival of Shavuot, for HaShem, your G-d; the voluntary offerings that you give should be commensurate with how much HaShem, your G-d, will have blessed you. 11You shall rejoice before HaShem, your G-d, — you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, the Levi’im who is in your cities, the proselyte, the orphan, and the widow who are among you — in the place that HaShem, your G-d, will choose to rest His Name. 12You shall remember that you were a slave in Mitzrayim, and you shall observe and perform these decrees.

13You shall make the festival of Succot for a seven day period, when you gather in from your threshing floor and your wine vat. 14You shall rejoice on your festival — you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, the Levi’im, the proselyte, the orphan, and the widow who are in your cities. 15A seven-day period shall you celebrate to HaShem, your G-d, in the place that He will choose, for HaShem will have blessed you in all your crop and in all your handiwork, and you will be completely joyous.

16Three times a year all your males should appear before HaShem, your G-d, in the place that He will choose: on the Festival of Matzos, the Festival of Shavuot, and the Festival of Succot; and he shall not appear before HaShem empty-handed, 17everyone according to what he can give, according to the bless that HaShem, your G-d, gives you.

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:35 – 30:1

35The eighth day shall be a restriction for you; you shall not do any laborious work. 36You shall offer an elevation-offering, a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to HaShem; one bull, one ram, seven lambs within their first year, unblemished. 37Their meal-offering and libations for the bull, the ram, and the lambs shall be in their proper numbers, as required. 38One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

39These are what you shall make for HaShem on your appointed festivals, aside from your vows and your free-will offerings for you elevation-offering, your meal-offerings, your libations and your peace-offerings.

Chapter 30
1Moshe said to the Children of Israel according to everything HaShem had commanded Moshe.

I Kings 8:54 – 66
54And it was when Sh’lomo (Solomon) had finished praying to HaShem this entire prayer and supplication, he stood up from having knelt on his knees before the Altar of HaShem with his hands spread out heavenward. 55He stood and blessed the entire congregation of Yisra’el in a loud voice, saying, 56“Blessed is HaShem Who has granted rest to His people Yisra’el, according to all that He has spoken; not one word has gone unfulfilled from the entire gracious promise that He pronounced through the hand of His servant Moshe. 57May HaShem, our G-d, be with us as He was with our forefathers, may He not forsake us nor cast us off, 58to turn our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways and to observe His commandments, decrees and statutes that He commanded our forefathers. 59And may these word of mine that I have supplicated before HaShem be near to HaShem, our G-d, day and night, that He may grant the just due of His servant and the just due of His people Yisra’el, each day’s need in its day. 60so that all the peoples of the earth shall know that HaShem is G-d – there is no other. 61May your hearts remain perfect with HaShem our G-d, to follow His decrees and to observe His commandments as on this very day.”

62The king and all Yisra’el with him were bringing an offering before HaShem. 63Sh’lomo brought the peace-offering that he offered to HaShem: cattle, twenty-two thousand, and of the flock, one hundred and twenty thousand; and they dedicated the Temple of HaShem – the king and all the Children of Yisra’el.

64On that day the king sanctified the interior of the Courtyard that was before the Temple of HaShem, for there he performed the service of the elevation-offering, the meal-offering and the fats of the peace-offering; for the Copper Altar that was before HaShem was too small to contain the elevation-offering, the meal-offering and the fats of the peace-offering.

65At that time Sh’lomo instituted the celebration – and all Yisra’el was with him, a huge congregation, from the Approach of Hamath until the Brook of Mitzrayim – before HaShem our G-d, for seven days and seven [more] days, fourteen days. 66On the eighth day, he sent the people off, and they blessed the king. They then went to their homes, joyous and good-hearted over all the goodness that HaShem had shown to His servant David and to His people Yisra’el.

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Succot Fifth Intermediate Day

21st TISHRE

BaMidbar 29:26-34

29And on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 30And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 31One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

32And on the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 33And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, in their requirements. 34One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

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Succot Fourth Intermediate Day

20th TISHRE

BaMidbar 29:26-34

26And on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 27And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 28One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

29And on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 30And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 31One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

32And on the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 33And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, in their requirements. 34One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

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Succot Third Intermediate Day

19th TISHRE

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:23-31

23And on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 24And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 25One male of the goats for a sin-offering; in addition to the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

26And on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 27And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 28One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

29And on the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 30And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 31One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

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Second Intermediate Day

18th TISHRE

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:20-28

20And on the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 21And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 22One he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.
23And on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 24And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 25One male of the goats for a sin-offering; in addition to the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.
26And on the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 27And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 28One he-goat for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

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First Intermediate Day

17th TISHRE

Sh’mot (Exodus) 33:12 – 34:26

12Moshe said to HaShem, “See, You say to me, ‘Take this people onward,’ but You did not inform me whom You will send with me; and You had said, ‘I shall know you by name, and you have also found favor in My eyes.’ 13And now, if I have indeed found favor in Your eyes, make Your way known to me, so that I know You, so that I may find favor in Your eyes. And see that this nation is Your people.”

14He said, “Me Presence will go and provide you rest.”

15He said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go along, do not bring us forward from here. 16How, then, will it be known that I have found favor in Your eyes – I and Your people – unless You accompany us, and I and Your people will be made distinct from every people on the face of the earth!”

17HaShem said to Moshe, “Even this thing of which you spoke I shall do, for you have found favor in My eyes, and I have known you by name.”

18He said, “Show me now Your glory.”

19He said, “I shall make all My goodness pass before you, and I shall call out with the Name HaShem before you; I shall show favor when I choose to show favor, and I shall show mercy when I choose to show mercy.”

20He said, “You will not be able to see My face, for no human can see Me and live.” 21HaShem said, “Behold! there is a place near Me; you may stand on the rock. 22When My glory passes by, I shall place you in a cleft of the rock; I shall shield you with My hand until I have passed. 23Then I shall remove My hand and you will see My back, but My face may not be seen.”

Chapter 34
1HaShem said to Moshe, “Carve for yourself two stone Tablets like the first ones, and I shall inscribe on the Tablets the words that were on the first Tablets, which you shattered. 2Be prepared in the morning; ascend Mount Sinai in the morning and stand by Me there on the mountaintop. 3No man may ascend with you nor may anyone be seen on the entire mountain. Even the flock and the cattle may not graze facing the mountain.”

4So he carved out two stone Tablets like the first ones. Moshe arose early in the morning and ascended to Mount Sinai, as HaShem had commanded him, and he took two stone Tablets in his hand.

5HaShem descended in a cloud and stood with him there, and He called out with the Name HaShem. 6HaShem passed before him and proclaimed: HaShem, HaShem, G-d, Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to Anger, and Abundant in Kindness and Truth; 7Preserver of Kindness for thousands of generations, Forgiver of Iniquity, Willful Sin, and Error, and Who Cleanses – but does not cleanse completely, recalling the iniquity of parents upon children and grandchildren, to the third and fourth generations.

8Moshe hastened to bow his head toward the ground and prostrate himself. 9He said, “If I have now found favor in Your eyes, my L-rd, let my L-rd go among us – for it is a stiff-necked people, and You shall forgive our iniquity and error, and make us Your heritage.”

10He said, “Behold! I seal a covenant: Before your entire people I shall make distinctions such as have never been created in the entire world and among all the nations; and the entire people among whom you are will see the work of HaShem – which is awesome – that I am about to do with you.

11“Beware of what I command you today: Behold I drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivvite, and the Jebusite. 12Be vigilant lest you seal a covenant with the inhabitant of the land to which you come, lest it be a snare among you. 13Rather you shall break apart their altars, smash their pillars, and cut down its sacred trees. 14For you shall not prostrate yourselves to an alien god, for the very Name HaShem is ‘Jealous One,’ He is a jealous G-d. 15Lest you seal a covenant with the inhabitant of the land, and they will stray after their gods and slaughter to their gods; and he will invite you and you will eat from his slaughter. 16And you will take their daughters for your sons, and their daughters will stray after their gods and entice your sons to stray after their gods!

17“You shall not make for yourselves molten gods.

18“You shall observe the festival of Matzos: For a seven-day period you shall eat matzos, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of spring, for in month of spring you went forth from Mitzrayim.

19“Every first issue of a womb is Mine; as well as any of your livestock that produces a male, the first issue of an ox or a sheep. 20The first issue of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb or kid, and if you do not redeem it you shall axe the back of its neck. You shall redeem every firstborn of your sons. They shall not appear before Me emptyhanded.

21“Six days shall you do work and on the seventh day you shall desist; you shall desist from plowing and harvesting. 22You shall make the Festival of Weeks with the first offering of the wheat harvest; and the Festival of the Harvest shall be at the changing of the year. 23Three times a year all your males shall appear before the L-rd HaShem, the G-d of Yisra’el. 24For I shall banish nations before you and broaden your boundary; no man will covet your land when you go up to appear before HaShem, your G-d, three times a year.

25“You shall not slaughter My blood-offering while in the possession of leavened food, nor may the feast-offering of the Pesach festival be left overnight until morning. 26The first of your land’s early produce you shall bring to the Temple of HaShem, your G-d. Do not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.”

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:17 – 25
17And on the second day: twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 18And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 19One male of the goats for a sin-offering; aside from the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and their libations.

20And on the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 21And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 22One he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

23And on the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs within their first year, unblemished. 24And their meal-offering and their libations for the bulls, the rams, and the lambs, in their proper numbers, as required. 25One male of the goats for a sin-offering; in addition to the continual elevation-offering, its meal-offering and its libation.

Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 38:18 – 39:16
18It shall be on that day that on the day that Gog comes against he soil of Yisra’el – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot, – My raging anger will fare up; 19for in My vengefulness, in the fire of My fury, I have spoken: [I swear] that on that day a great earthquake will take place upon the soil of Yisra’el. 20They will quake before Me – the fish of the sea, the bird of the heavens the beast of the field, every creeping thing that creeps on the ground and every human being that is on the face of the earth; the mountains will be broken apart and the cliffs will topple, and every wall will topple to the ground. 21I will summon the sword against him to all My mountains – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot – each man’s sword will be against his brother. 22I will punish him with pestilence and with blood; torrential rain and hailstones, fire and sulfur will I rain down upon him and upon him and upon his cohorts and upon the many peoples who are with him. 23I will be exalted and I will be sanctified, and I will make Myself known before the eyes of many nations; then they will know that I am HaShem.”

Chapter 39
1”Now you, Son of Man, prophecy against God. Say:
Thus said the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot: Behold, I am against you, Gog, the prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal! 2I will lead you astray and seduce you; I will cause you to ascend from the uttermost north and bring you upon the mountains of Yisra’el. 3I will strike you bow from your left hand, and cast down your arrows from your right hand. 4You will fall upon the mountains of Yisra’el, you and all your cohorts and the peoples that are with you; I will give you to the bird of prey, to every winged bird, and to the beast of the field as food. 5You will fall upon the open field, for I have spoken – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot. 6I will dispatch a fire against Magog and against those who dwell confidently in the islands, and they will know that I am HaShem. 7I will make My holy Name known among My people Yisra’el, and I will not desecrate My holy Name any longer; then the nations will know that I am HaShem, the Holy One in Yisra’el. 8Behold, it is coming and it will happen – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot – that is the day of which I have spoken.

9Then the inhabitants of the cities of Yisra’el will go out and kindle fires and fuel them with their weaponry – shield and buckler, with bow and with arrows, with mace and with spear; they will fuel fires with them for seven years. 10They will not carry wood from the field, and they will not cut it from the forests, for they will fuel fires with the weaponry. They will plunder those who had plundered them and despoil those who had despoiled them – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot.

11It shall be on that day that I will assign Gog a burial site there in Yisra’el – the Valley of the Passersby, east of the Sea; it will block the passersby, and there they will bury Gog and all his multitude, and call it the Valley of Hamon-gog (Gog’s Multitude). 12The House of Yisra’el will bury them in order to cleanse the land, for seven months. 13All people of the land will bury, and it will bring them renown; on the day that I manifest My glory – the word of the L-rd HaShem, Tsevaot. 14They will designate permanent officials to pass through the land, burying, together with the passersby, those that remain upon the open field, to cleanse [the land]. After seven months, they will [begin to] search. 15The passersby will traverse the land and when they see a human bone, they will build a marker near it, until the buriers bury it in the Valley of Hamon-gog. 16There will also be a city call Hamonah (Her Multitude). Thus they will cleanse the land.

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Succot Day 2

16th TISHRE

VaYikra (Leviticus) 22:26 — 23:44

26HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 27When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall remain under its mother for seven days; and from the eighth day on, it is acceptable for a fire-offering to HaShem. 28But an ox or a sheep or goat, you may not slaughter it and its offspring on the same day. 29When you slaughter a feast thanksgiving-offering to HaShem, you shall slaughter it to gain favor for yourselves. 30It must be eaten on the same day, you shall not leave any of it until morning; I am HaShem. 31You shall observe My commandments and perform them; I am HaShem. 32You shall not desecrate My holy Name, rather I should be sanctified among the Children of Yisra’el; I am HaShem Who sanctifies you, 33Who took you out of the land of Egypt to be a G-d unto you; I am HaShem.

Chapter 23
1HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 2Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and say to them: HaShem’s appointed festivals that you are to designate as holy convocations — these are My appointed festivals. 3For six days labor may be done, and the seventh day is a complete rest, a holy convocation, you shall not do any work; it is a Shabbat for HaShem in all you dwelling places.

4These are the appointed festivals of HaShem, the holy convocations, which you shall designate in their appropriate time. 5In the first month on the fourteenth of the month in the afternoon is the time of the pesach-offering to HaShem. 6And on the fifteenth day of this month day of this month is the Festival of Matzos to HaShem; you shall eat matzos for a seven-day period. 7On the first day there shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall do no laborious work. 8You shall bring a fire-offering to HaShem for a seven-day period; on the seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.

9HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 10Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and say to them: When you shall enter the Land that I give you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring an Omer from you first harvest to the Kohen. 11He shall wave the Omer before HaShem to gain favor for you; on the morrow of the rest day the Kohen shall wave it. 12On the day you wave the Omer, you shall perform the service of an unblemished lamb in its first year as a burnt-offering to HaShem. 13Its meal-offering shall be two tenth-ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire-offering to HaShem, a satisfying aroma; and its libation shall be wine, a quarter-hin. 14You shall not eat bread or roasted kernels or plump kernels until this very day, until you bring the offering of your G-d; it is an eternal decree for your generations in all your dwelling places.

15You shall count for yourselves — from the morrow of the rest day, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving — seven weeks, they shall be complete. 16Until the morrow of the seventh week you shall count, fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering to HaShem. 17From your dwelling places you shall bring bread that shall be waved, two loaves made of two tenth-ephah, they shall be fine flour, they shall be baked leavened; first-offerings to HaShem. 18With the bread you shall offer seven unblemished lambs in their first year, one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt-offering to HaShem, with their meal-offering and their libations — a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to HaShem. 19You shall make one he-goat as a sin-offering, and two lambs in their first year as feast peace-offerings. 20The Kohen shall wave them upon the first-offering breads as a wave-service before HaShem — upon the two sheep — they shall be holy, for HaShem and for the Kohen. 21You shall convoke on this very day — there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves — you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations.

22When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not remove completely the corners of your field as you reap and you shall not gather the gleanings of your harvest; for the poor and the proselyte shall you leave them; I am HaShem, your G-d.

23HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 24Speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying: In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a rest day for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. 25You shall not do any laborious work, and you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem.

26HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 27But on the tenth day of this seventh month it is the Day of Atonement; there shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall afflict yourselves; you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem. 28You shall not do any work on this very day, for it is the Day of Atonement to provide you atonement before HaShem, your G-d. 29For any soul who will not be afflicted on this very day will be cut off from its people. 30And any soul who will do any work on this very day, I will destroy that soul from among its people. 31You shall not do any work; it is an eternal decree throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32It is a day of complete rest for you and you shall afflict yourselves; on the ninth of the month in the evening — from evening to evening — shall you rest on your rest day.

33HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 34Speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Succot, a seven-day period for HaShem. 35On the first day is a holy convocation, you shall not do any laborious work. 36For a seven-day period you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem; on the eighth day there shall be a holy convocation for you and you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem, it is an assembly, you shall not do any laborious work.

37These are the appointed festivals of HaShem that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to offer a fire-offering to HaShem: a burnt-offering and its meal-offering, a feast-offering and its libation, each day’s requirement on its day. 38Aside from HaShem’s Shabbatot, and aside from your gifts, aside from all your vows, and aside from all you free-will offerings, which you will present to HaShem.

39But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the crop of the land, you shall celebrate HaShem’s festival for a seven-day period; the first day is a rest day and the eighth day is a rest day. 40You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of a citron tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows; and you shall rejoice before HaShem, your G-d, for a seven-day period. 41You shall celebrate it as a festival for HaShem, a seven-day period in the year, an eternal decree for your generations; in the seventh month shall you celebrate it. 42You shall dwell in booths for a seven-day period; every native in Yisra’el shall dwell in booths. 43So that your generations will know that I caused the Children of Yisra’el to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt); I am HaShem, your G-d.

44And Moshe declared the appointed festivals of HaShem to the Children of Yisra’el.

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:12 – 16
12On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, there shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall do no laborious work; you shall celebrate a festival to HaShem for a seven-day period. 13You shall offer an elevation-offering, a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to HaShem: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs in their first year; they shall be unblemished. 14And their meal-offering: fine flour mixed with oil — three tenth-ephah for each bull of the thirteen bulls; two tenth-ephah for each ram of the two rams; 15and one tenth-ephah for each lamb of the fourteen lambs. 16One male of the goats for a sin-offering, aside from the continual elevation-offering with its meal-offering and its libation.

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Succot Day 1

15th TISHRE

VaYikra (Leviticus) 22:26 — 23:44

26HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 27When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall remain under its mother for seven days; and from the eighth day on, it is acceptable for a fire-offering to HaShem. 28But an ox or a sheep or goat, you may not slaughter it and its offspring on the same day. 29When you slaughter a feast thanksgiving-offering to HaShem, you shall slaughter it to gain favor for yourselves. 30It must be eaten on the same day, you shall not leave any of it until morning; I am HaShem. 31You shall observe My commandments and perform them; I am HaShem. 32You shall not desecrate My holy Name, rather I should be sanctified among the Children of Yisra’el; I am HaShem Who sanctifies you, 33Who took you out of the land of Egypt to be a G-d unto you; I am HaShem.

Chapter 23
1HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 2Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and say to them: HaShem’s appointed festivals that you are to designate as holy convocations — these are My appointed festivals. 3For six days labor may be done, and the seventh day is a complete rest, a holy convocation, you shall not do any work; it is a Shabbat for HaShem in all you dwelling places.

4These are the appointed festivals of HaShem, the holy convocations, which you shall designate in their appropriate time. 5In the first month on the fourteenth of the month in the afternoon is the time of the pesach-offering to HaShem. 6And on the fifteenth day of this month day of this month is the Festival of Matzos to HaShem; you shall eat matzos for a seven-day period. 7On the first day there shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall do no laborious work. 8You shall bring a fire-offering to HaShem for a seven-day period; on the seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.

9HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 10Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and say to them: When you shall enter the Land that I give you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring an Omer from you first harvest to the Kohen. 11He shall wave the Omer before HaShem to gain favor for you; on the morrow of the rest day the Kohen shall wave it. 12On the day you wave the Omer, you shall perform the service of an unblemished lamb in its first year as a burnt-offering to HaShem. 13Its meal-offering shall be two tenth-ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire-offering to HaShem, a satisfying aroma; and its libation shall be wine, a quarter-hin. 14You shall not eat bread or roasted kernels or plump kernels until this very day, until you bring the offering of your G-d; it is an eternal decree for your generations in all your dwelling places.

15You shall count for yourselves — from the morrow of the rest day, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving — seven weeks, they shall be complete. 16Until the morrow of the seventh week you shall count, fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering to HaShem. 17From your dwelling places you shall bring bread that shall be waved, two loaves made of two tenth-ephah, they shall be fine flour, they shall be baked leavened; first-offerings to HaShem. 18With the bread you shall offer seven unblemished lambs in their first year, one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt-offering to HaShem, with their meal-offering and their libations — a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to HaShem. 19You shall make one he-goat as a sin-offering, and two lambs in their first year as feast peace-offerings. 20The Kohen shall wave them upon the first-offering breads as a wave-service before HaShem — upon the two sheep — they shall be holy, for HaShem and for the Kohen. 21You shall convoke on this very day — there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves — you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations.

22When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not remove completely the corners of your field as you reap and you shall not gather the gleanings of your harvest; for the poor and the proselyte shall you leave them; I am HaShem, your G-d.

23HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 24Speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying: In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a rest day for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. 25You shall not do any laborious work, and you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem.

26HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 27But on the tenth day of this seventh month it is the Day of Atonement; there shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall afflict yourselves; you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem. 28You shall not do any work on this very day, for it is the Day of Atonement to provide you atonement before HaShem, your G-d. 29For any soul who will not be afflicted on this very day will be cut off from its people. 30And any soul who will do any work on this very day, I will destroy that soul from among its people. 31You shall not do any work; it is an eternal decree throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32It is a day of complete rest for you and you shall afflict yourselves; on the ninth of the month in the evening — from evening to evening — shall you rest on your rest day.

33HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: 34Speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Succot, a seven-day period for HaShem. 35On the first day is a holy convocation, you shall not do any laborious work. 36For a seven-day period you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem; on the eighth day there shall be a holy convocation for you and you shall offer a fire-offering to HaShem, it is an assembly, you shall not do any laborious work.

37These are the appointed festivals of HaShem that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to offer a fire-offering to HaShem: a burnt-offering and its meal-offering, a feast-offering and its libation, each day’s requirement on its day. 38Aside from HaShem’s Shabbatot, and aside from your gifts, aside from all your vows, and aside from all you free-will offerings, which you will present to HaShem.

39But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the crop of the land, you shall celebrate HaShem’s festival for a seven-day period; the first day is a rest day and the eighth day is a rest day. 40You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of a citron tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows; and you shall rejoice before HaShem, your G-d, for a seven-day period. 41You shall celebrate it as a festival for HaShem, a seven-day period in the year, an eternal decree for your generations; in the seventh month shall you celebrate it. 42You shall dwell in booths for a seven-day period; every native in Yisra’el shall dwell in booths. 43So that your generations will know that I caused the Children of Yisra’el to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt); I am HaShem, your G-d.

44And Moshe declared the appointed festivals of HaShem to the Children of Yisra’el.

BaMidbar (Numbers) 29:12 – 16
12On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, there shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall do no laborious work; you shall celebrate a festival to HaShem for a seven-day period. 13You shall offer an elevation-offering, a fire-offering, a satisfying aroma to HaShem: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs in their first year; they shall be unblemished. 14And their meal-offering: fine flour mixed with oil — three tenth-ephah for each bull of the thirteen bulls; two tenth-ephah for each ram of the two rams; 15and one tenth-ephah for each lamb of the fourteen lambs. 16One male of the goats for a sin-offering, aside from the continual elevation-offering with its meal-offering and its libation.

Zechariah 14:1 – 21
1Behold, a day is coming for HaShem, when your spoils will be divided up in your midst. 2I will gather all the nations to Yerushalayim for the war; the city will be captured, the houses will be pillaged and the women will be violated; half the city will go out into exile, but the rest of the people will not be eliminated from the city. 3HaShem will go out and wage war with those nations, as He waged war on the day of battle. 4His feet will stand on that day on the Mount of Olives, which faces Yerushalayim on the east, and the Mount of Olives will split open at its middle, east to west, [forming] a very wide valley; half of the mountain will move to the north and half of it to the south. 5And you will flee to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel, and you will flee as you fled from the earthquake that was in the days of Uzziah, king of Yehudah. And HaShem, My G-d, will come; all of His Holy Ones will be with you. 6It will be on that day, the light will not either very bright or very dim. 7It will be a unique day; it will be known as HaShem’s [day], neither day nor night, but it will happen towards evening time that there will be light. 8It shall be on that day, spring water will flow out of Yerushalayim; half of it [will flow] to the Eastern Sea and half of it to the Western Sea. This will be in the summer and in winter. 9HaShem will be the King over all the land; on that day HaShem will be One and His Name will be One. 10The entire land will change to a plain, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Yerushalayim, and [Yerushalayim] will become lofty and it will be settled in its place, from the Gate of Benyamin to the place of the first gate, to the Corner Gate, and [from] the Tower of Hananel up to the king’s winery. 11People will live in it, and there will be no more devastation; and Yerushalayim will settle in security.

12This will be the plague with which HaShem will strike all the peoples that have organized against Yerushalayim: Each one’s flesh will melt away while he is standing his feet; each one’s eyes will melt away in their sockets; and each one’s tongue will melt away in their mouths. 13It shall be on that day that there will be a great panic of HaShem among them; each one will grab the hand of his fellow, and his hand will be raised up against the hand of his fellow. 14Also Yehudah will wage war against Yerushalayim; and the wealth of all the nations all around will be gathered – gold, silver and garments in great abundance 15And similarly will be the plague of the horse, the mule, the camel and the donkey, all the animals that will be in those camps, just like this plague.

16It shall be that all who are left over from all the nations who had invaded Yerushalayim will come up every year to worship the King HaShem, Master of Legions, and to celebrate the festival of Succot. 17And it shall be that whichever of the families of the land does not go up to Yerushalayim to bow down before the King, HaShem, Master of Legions, there will be no rain upon them. 18But if it is the family of Egypt that does not go up and does not come [to Yerushalayim], there will be no [water] for them; the same plague will come to pass with which HaShem will strike the nations that do not go up to celebrate the festival of Succot. 19This will be the punishment of the Egyptians and the punishment of all the nations that will not go up to celebrate the festival of Succot.

20On that day will be [written] on the horse’s bells, ‘Holy unto HaShem’; and the pots in the Temple of HaShem will be as [numerous] as the bowls before the Altar. 21And it will happen that every pot in Yerushalayim and in Yehudah will be holy unto HaShem, Master of Legions; all those who sacrifice will come and take from them and cook in them; and there will no longer be any merchants in the Temple of HaShem, Master of Legions, on that day.

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