Passover Pesach (Hol Hamoed)

Day 3 (Exodus 13:1-16)
Day 4 (Exodus 22:24-23)
Day 5 (Exodus 34:1-26)
Day 6 (Exodus 9:1-14)

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When you encounter your enemy's ox or ass wandering, you must take it back to him.



When you see the ass of your enemy lying under its burden and would refrain from raising it, you must nevertheless raise it with him.



You shall not subvert the rights of your needy in their disputes. Keep far from a false charge; do not bring death on those who are innocent and in the right, for I will not acquit the wrongdoer. Do not take bribes, for bribes blind the clear-sighted and upset the pleas of those who are in the right.



You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.



Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but in the seventh you shall let it rest and lie fallow. Let the needy among your people eat of it, and what they leave let the wild beasts eat. You shall do the same with your vineyards and your olive groves.



Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor, in order that your ox and your ass may rest, and that your bondman and the stranger may be refreshed.



Be on guard concerning all that I have told you. Make no mention of the names of other gods; they shall not be heard on your lips.



Three times a year you shall hold a festival for Me: You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread--eating unleavened bread for seven days as I have commanded you--at the set time in the month of Abib, for in it you went forth from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty-handed; and the Feast of the Harvest, of the first fruits of your work, of what you sow in the field; and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in the results of your work from the field. Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Sovereign, the Lord.



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You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with anything leavened; and the fat of My festal offering shall not be left lying until morning.



The choice first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.




Numbers 28:19-25

You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering, to the Lord: two bulls of the herd, one ram, and seven yearling lambs--see that they are without blemish. The meal offering with them shall be of choice flour with oil mixed in: prepare three-tenths of a measure for a bull, two-tenths for a ram; and for each of the seven lambs prepare one-tenth of a measure. And there shall be one goat for a sin offering, to make expiation in your behalf. You shall present these in addition to the morning portion of the regular burnt offering. You shall offer the like daily for seven days as food, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord; they shall be offered, with their libations, in addition to the regular burnt offering. And the seventh day shall be a sacred occasion for you: you shall not work at your occupations.

April 17, 2005 (Hol Hamoed 3)

Exodus 34:1-26

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