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Maftir Readings for Holidays

Numbers 28:11 - 30:1

This translation was taken from the JPS Tanakh

Below you may find the Maftir readings or the following holidays:



Rosh Hodesh (28:9-15)
[Note: Below is the Maftir reading for when Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbat. When Rosh Chodesh falls on a weekday, the full torah reading is Numbers 28:1-15.]
9 On the sabbath day: two yearling lambs without blemish, together with two-tenths of a measure of choice flour with oil mixed in as a meal offering, and with the proper libation — 10 a burnt offering for every sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its libation. 11 On your new moons you shall present a burnt offering to the Lord: two bulls of the herd, one ram, and seven yearling lambs, without blemish. 12 As meal offering for each bull: three-tenths of a measure of choice flour with oil mixed in. As meal offering for each ram: two-tenths of a measure of choice flour with oil mixed in. 13 As meal offering for each lamb: a tenth of a measure of fine flour with oil mixed in. Such shall be the burnt offering of pleasing odor, an offering by fire to the Lord. 14 Their libations shall be: half a hin of wine for a bull, a third of a hin for a ram, and a quarter of a hin for a lamb. That shall be the monthly burnt offering for each new moon of the year. 15 And there shall be one goat as a sin offering to the Lord, to be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its libation.

Pesah (28:16-25)
16 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, there shall be a passover sacrifice to the Lord, 17 and on the fifteenth day of that month a festival. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days. 18 The first day shall be a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. 19 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. 20 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; 21 and for each of the seven lambs prepare one-tenth of a measure. 22 And there shall be one goat for a sin offering, to make expiation in your behalf. 23 You shall present these in addition to the morning portion of the regular burnt offering. 24 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. 25 And the seventh day shall be a sacred occasion for you: you shall not work at your occupations.

*On the last two days of Pesah, verses 16-18 are not included in the maftir reading.

Shavuot (28:26-31)
26 On the day of the first fruits, your Feast of Weeks, when you bring an offering of new grain to the Lord, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. 27 You shall present a burnt offering of pleasing odor to the Lord: two bulls of the herd, one ram, seven yearling lambs. 28 The meal offering with them shall be of choice flour with oil mixed in, three-tenths of a measure for a bull, two-tenths for a ram, 29 and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. 30 And there shall be one goat for expiation in your behalf. 31 You shall present them — see that they are without blemish — with their libations, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its meal offering.

Rosh Hashanah (29:1-6)
1 In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. You shall observe it as a day when the horn is sounded. 2 You shall present a burnt offering of pleasing odor to the Lord: one bull of the herd, one ram, and seven yearling lambs, without blemish. 3 The meal offering with them — choice flour with oil mixed in — shall be: three-tenths of a measure for a bull, two-tenths for a ram, 4 and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. 5 And there shall be one goat for a sin offering, to make expiation in your behalf — 6 in addition to the burnt offering of the new moon with its meal offering and the regular burnt offering with its meal offering, each with its libation as prescribed, offerings by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord.

Yom Kippur (29:7-12)
7 On the tenth day of the same seventh month you shall observe a sacred occasion when you shall practice self-denial. You shall do no work. 8 You shall present to the Lord a burnt offering of pleasing odor: one bull of the herd, one ram, seven yearling lambs; see that they are without blemish. 9 The meal offering with them — of choice flour with oil mixed in — shall be: three-tenths of a measure for a bull, two-tenths for the one ram, 10 one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. 11 And there shall be one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering of expiation and the regular burnt offering with its meal offering, each with its libation.

Sukkot (29:12-16)
12 On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. — Seven days you shall observe a festival of the Lord. — 13 You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord: Thirteen bulls of the herd, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs; they shall be without blemish. 14 The meal offerings with them — of choice flour with oil mixed in — shall be: three-tenths of a measure for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, 15 and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs. 16 And there shall be one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

Hol Ha-Moed Sukkot (29:17-34)
Portions of the following verses are read corresponding to the intermediate days of sukkot and on the intermediate shabbat of sukkot as well. To determine the appropriate reading consult a halakhic resource such as the Guide to Jewish Religious Practice.

17 Second day: Twelve bulls of the herd, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 18 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 19 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libations.

20 Third day: Eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 21 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 22 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

23 Fourth day: Ten bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 24 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 25 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

26 Fifth day: Nine bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 27 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 28 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

29 Sixth day: Eight bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 30 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 31 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libations.

32 Seventh day: Seven bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; 33 the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 34 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

Sh'mini Atzeret / Simhat Torah (29:35-30:1)
35 On the eighth day you shall hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupations. 36 You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord; one bull, one ram, seven yearling lambs, without blemish; 37 the meal offerings and libations for the bull, the ram, and the lambs, in the quantities prescribed; 38 and one goat for a sin offering — in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.

39 All these you shall offer to the Lord at the stated times, in addition to your votive and freewill offerings, be they burnt offerings, meal offerings, libations, or offerings of well-being.

1 So Moses spoke to the Israelites just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Taken from Tanakh, The Holy Scriptures, (Philadelphia, Jerusalem: Jewish Publication Society) 1985.
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