Parsha Re’eh Aliyah 7

Re’eh (Deuteronomy) 15:19 — 16:17

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.

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