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Jan 1, 1980

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Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret

Jan 1, 1980

54 When Solomon finished offering to the Lord all this prayer and supplication, he rose from where he had been kneeling, in front of the altar of the Lord, his hands spread out toward heaven.

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Pesah Day 8

Pesah Day 8

Jan 1, 1980

32 This same day at Nob
He shall stand and wave his hand.

O Mount of Fair Zion!
O hill of Jerusalem!

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Vayehi

Vayehi

Jan 1, 1980

1 When David’s life was drawing to a close, he instructed his son Solomon as follows:

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Naso

Naso

Jan 1, 1980

21 The Lord spoke to Moses: 22 Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans.

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Ki Tissa

Ki Tissa

Jan 1, 1980

1 Much later, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Go, appear before Ahab; then I will send rain upon the earth.”

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Vezot Haberakhah

Vezot Haberakhah

Jan 1, 1980

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ attendant:

2 “My servant Moses is dead. Prepare to cross the Jordan, together with all this people, into the land that I am giving to the Israelites.

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Bereishit

Bereishit

Jan 1, 1980

5 Thus said God the Lord,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and what it brings forth,
Who gave breath to the people upon it
And life to those who walk thereon:

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Ki Tetzei

Ki Tetzei

Jan 1, 1980

10 When you take the field against your enemies, and the Lord your God delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, 11 and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and would take her to wife, 12 you shall bring her into your house, and she shall trim her hair, pare her nails, 13 and discard her captive’s garb.

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Emor

Emor

Jan 1, 1980

15 But the levitical priests descended from Zadok, who maintained the service of My Sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from Me — they shall approach Me to minister to Me; they shall stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood — declares the Lord God.

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Devarim

Devarim

Jan 1, 1980

1 The prophecies of Isaiah son of Amoz, who prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

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Shavuot Day 1

Shavuot Day 1

Jan 1, 1980

1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, when I was in the community of exiles by the Chebar Canal, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God.

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Va’era

Va’era

Jan 1, 1980

2 God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord.

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Shemini

Shemini

Jan 1, 1980

1 David again assembled all the picked men of Israel, thirty thousand strong. 

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Eikev

Eikev

Jan 1, 1980

12 And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Lord your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant that He made on oath with your fathers: 13 He will favor you and bless you and multiply you; He will bless the issue of your womb and the produce of your soil, your new grain and wine and oil, the calving of your herd and the lambing of your flock, in the land that He swore to your fathers to assign to you.

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Tetzavveh

Tetzavveh

Jan 1, 1980

20 You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Jan 1, 1980

1 There was a man from Ramathaim of the Zuphites, in the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of Tohu son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 

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Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

Jan 1, 1980

12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Lead this people forward,’ but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, ‘I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.’

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Vayehi

Vayehi

Jan 1, 1980

28 Jacob lived seventeen years in the land of Egypt, so that the span of Jacob’s life came to one hundred and forty-seven years.

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Mattot

Mattot

Jan 1, 1980

2 Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: This is what the Lord has commanded:

3 If a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his pledge; he must carry out all that has crossed his lips.

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