Leviticus 23: Holidays

God was all, ok, Moses, here is the calendar of holidays I expect you guys to keep in which you celebrate me and my glory. Every week you will keep a Sabbath on which you refrain from doing anything.

Then Passover in the first month, but we’ve talked about that. I know there were some hitches this time, but you guys’ll get it next time!

In late summer, you should celebrate Reishit Katzir, the Feast of Firstfruits at which you will bring the first of the harvest to the altar for blessing and sacrifice a lamb and a grain offering.

Then ninety-nine days later, you should celebrate Shavout, or Feast of Weeks during which you leave two loaves of bread at the altar and sacrifice seven lambs, one bull and two rams as burnt offerings; one goat as a sin offering; and two lambs as a peace offering.

Also let poor people glean from the fields

On the first day of the seventh month, you should celebrate Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) or the Feast of Trumpets, which will be a day of rest on which you play trumpets.

Then on the tenth day of that month you celebrate Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, that we talked about earlier with the scapegoats? And on the fifteenth day of the month, you should celebrate Succot, or Feast of Booths, during which you should all go camping in tents for a week, even after you settle in cities, to commemorate all the years you’ll be wandering around the desert.

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