Reah: Obligations, Blessings, and Laws
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The Tabernacle was first
set up in the Temple, from there it moved to
and then to Gibeon,
then to Jerusalem where it was replaced by the Temple.
[Deuteronomy 12:6] AND THITHER YE SHALL BRING YOUR BURNT OFFERINGS, AND YOUR SACRIFICES, AND YOUR TITHES, AND HEAVE OFFERINGS OF YOUR HAND, AND YOUR VOWS, AND YOUR FREEWILL OFFERINGS, AND THE FIRSTLINGS OF YOUR HERDS AND OF YOUR FLOCKS.
[Deuteronomy 12:7] AND THERE YE SHALL EAT BEFORE THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YE SHALL REJOICE IN ALL THAT YE PUT YOUR HAND UNTO, YE AND YOUR HOUSEHOLDS, WHEREIN THE LORD THY GOD HATH BLESSED THEE.
[Deuteronomy 12:8] YE SHALL NOT DO AFTER ALL THE THINGS THAT WE DO HERE THIS DAY, EVERY MAN WHATSOEVER IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES.
[Deuteronomy 12:9] FOR YE ARE NOT AS YET COME TO THE REST AND TO THE INHERITANCE, WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVETH YOU.
[Deuteronomy 12:10] BUT WHEN YE GO OVER JORDAN, AND DWELL IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVETH YOU TO INHERIT, AND WHEN HE GIVETH YOU REST FROM ALL YOUR ENEMIES ROUND ABOUT, SO THAT YE DWELL IN SAFETY;
[Deuteronomy 12:11] THEN THERE SHALL BE A PLACE WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD SHALL CHOOSE TO CAUSE HIS NAME TO DWELL THERE; THITHER SHALL YE BRING ALL THAT I COMMAND YOU; YOUR BURNT OFFERINGS, AND YOUR SACRIFICES, YOUR TITHES, AND THE HEAVE OFFERING OF YOUR HAND, AND ALL YOUR CHOICE VOWS WHICH YE VOW UNTO THE LORD:
[Deuteronomy 12:12] AND YE SHALL REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD YOUR GOD, YE, AND YOUR SONS, AND YOUR DAUGHTERS, AND YOUR MENSERVANTS, AND YOUR MAIDSERVANTS, AND THE LEVITE THAT IS WITHIN YOUR GATES; FORASMUCH AS HE HATH NO PART NOR INHERITANCE WITH YOU.
[Deuteronomy 12:13] TAKE HEED TO THYSELF THAT THOU OFFER NOT THY BURNT OFFERINGS IN EVERY PLACE THAT THOU SEEST:
When the Tabernacle was in the permanent locations of Shiloh and Jerusalem these were the only places where sacrifices were allowed. When it was not in these fixed places then it was permitted to set up a temporary altar and make sacrifices whithersoever one wished.
[Deuteronomy 12:14] BUT IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE IN ONE OF THY TRIBES, THERE THOU SHALT OFFER THY BURNT OFFERINGS, AND THERE THOU SHALT DO ALL THAT I COMMAND THEE.
[Deuteronomy 12:15] NOTWITHSTANDING THOU MAYEST KILL AND EAT FLESH IN ALL THY GATES, WHATSOEVER THY SOUL LUSTETH AFTER, ACCORDING TO THE BLESSING OF THE LORD THY GOD WHICH HE HATH GIVEN THEE: THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN MAY EAT THEREOF, AS OF THE ROEBUCK, AND AS OF THE HART.
[Deuteronomy 12:16] ONLY YE SHALL NOT EAT THE BLOOD; YE SHALL POUR IT UPON THE EARTH AS WATER.
[Deuteronomy 12:17] THOU MAYEST NOT EAT WITHIN THY GATES THE TITHE OF THY CORN, OR OF THY WINE, OR OF THY OIL, OR THE FIRSTLINGS OF THY HERDS OR OF THY FLOCK, NOR ANY OF THY VOWS WHICH THOU VOWEST, NOR THY FREEWILL OFFERINGS, OR HEAVE OFFERING OF THINE HAND:
[Deuteronomy 12:18] BUT THOU MUST EAT THEM BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE, THOU, AND THY SON, AND THY DAUGHTER, AND THY MANSERVANT, AND THY MAIDSERVANT, AND THE LEVITE THAT IS WITHIN THY GATES: AND THOU SHALT REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD IN ALL THAT THOU PUTTEST THINE HANDS UNTO.
[Deuteronomy 12:19] TAKE HEED TO THYSELF THAT THOU FORSAKE NOT THE LEVITE AS LONG AS THOU LIVEST UPON THE EARTH.
The Levite was the guardian and the teacher. One tenth of all produce had to be set aside for the Levite. When Jeroboam from the Ten Tribes lead the break-away from Judah he set up two golden bull-calves and appointed non-Levites as priests. Consequently the Levites from all Israel moved to Judah (2-Chronicles 11:13-14).
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[Deuteronomy 12:20] WHEN THE LORD THY GOD SHALL ENLARGE THY BORDER, AS HE HATH PROMISED THEE, AND THOU SHALT SAY, I WILL EAT FLESH, BECAUSE THY SOUL LONGETH TO EAT FLESH; THOU MAYEST EAT FLESH, WHATSOEVER THY SOUL LUSTETH AFTER.
[Deuteronomy 12:21] IF THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD HATH CHOSEN TO PUT HIS NAME THERE BE TOO FAR FROM THEE, THEN THOU SHALT KILL OF THY HERD AND OF THY FLOCK, WHICH THE LORD HATH GIVEN THEE, AS I HAVE COMMANDED THEE, AND THOU SHALT EAT IN THY GATES WHATSOEVER THY SOUL LUSTETH AFTER.
#AS I HAVE COMMANDED THEE#. They were to slaughter animals to eat their meat as they had been commanded. These are the Jewish Laws of Ritual Slaughter. They are based on the Oral Tradition.
[Deuteronomy 12:22] EVEN AS THE ROEBUCK AND THE HART IS EATEN, SO THOU SHALT EAT THEM: THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN SHALL EAT OF THEM ALIKE.
[Deuteronomy 12:23] ONLY BE SURE THAT THOU EAT NOT THE BLOOD: FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE; AND THOU MAYEST NOT EAT THE LIFE WITH THE FLESH.
[Deuteronomy 12:24] THOU SHALT NOT EAT IT; THOU SHALT POUR IT UPON THE EARTH AS WATER.
Kosher meat is more healthy and aesthetically more acceptable. Kosher slaughter is more humane. Kosher slaughter requires cutting the throat in one clean sweep without previous stunning and the like. In some parts of Europe kosher slaughtering is forbidden. They claim this is because they consider kosher slaughtering to be cruel but it is not. The motivations of countries that forbid kosher slaughtering are anti-Biblical and anti-Jewish. They have pretended pity on animals but they had little pity on the Jews during the Holocaust. They would also have little pity on you.
[Deuteronomy 12:25] THOU SHALT NOT EAT IT; THAT IT MAY GO WELL WITH THEE, AND WITH THY CHILDREN AFTER THEE, WHEN THOU SHALT DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD.
[Deuteronomy 12:26] ONLY THY HOLY THINGS WHICH THOU HAST, AND THY VOWS, THOU SHALT TAKE, AND GO UNTO THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE:
[Deuteronomy 12:27] AND THOU SHALT OFFER THY BURNT OFFERINGS, THE FLESH AND THE BLOOD, UPON THE ALTAR OF THE LORD THY GOD: AND THE BLOOD OF THY SACRIFICES SHALL BE POURED OUT UPON THE ALTAR OF THE LORD THY GOD, AND THOU SHALT EAT THE FLESH.
[Deuteronomy 12:28] OBSERVE AND HEAR ALL THESE WORDS WHICH I COMMAND THEE, THAT IT MAY GO WELL WITH THEE, AND WITH THY CHILDREN AFTER THEE FOR EVER, WHEN THOU DOEST THAT WHICH IS GOOD AND RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD THY GOD.
#WHEN THOU DOEST# In Hebrew "va-asita" translayed as "You shall do!" i.e. you are commanded to do that which is GOOD AND RIGHT. The Sages quoted this verse when they enacted all kinds of rulings in monetary matters, property rights, and neighborhood regulations. The overriding principle is that one should endeavor to do good to others, to act with consideration towards your neighbors and workmates, to be a good citizen and at the least not to harm or interfere with the rights and living-space of others. Give yourselves some room and give room to your neighbors. Be reasonable and polite, and be fair.
[Deuteronomy 12:29] WHEN THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CUT OFF THE NATIONS FROM BEFORE THEE, WHITHER THOU GOEST TO POSSESS THEM, AND THOU SUCCEEDEST THEM, AND DWELLEST IN THEIR LAND;
[Deuteronomy 12:30] TAKE HEED TO THYSELF THAT THOU BE NOT SNARED BY FOLLOWING THEM, AFTER THAT THEY BE DESTROYED FROM BEFORE THEE; AND THAT THOU ENQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, SAYING, HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR GODS? EVEN SO WILL I DO LIKEWISE.
[Deuteronomy 12:31] THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO THE LORD THY GOD: FOR EVERY ABOMINATION TO THE LORD, WHICH HE HATETH, HAVE THEY DONE UNTO THEIR GODS; FOR EVEN THEIR SONS AND THEIR DAUGHTERS THEY HAVE BURNT IN THE FIRE TO THEIR GODS.
Euthanasia and abortions have overtones of human sacrifice.
When fetuses are aborted they are burnt.
[Deuteronomy 12:32] WHAT THING SOEVER I COMMAND YOU, OBSERVE TO DO IT: THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT.
Avoid inventing new ways to keep the commandments.
[Deuteronomy 13:1] IF THERE ARISE AMONG YOU A PROPHET, OR A DREAMER OF DREAMS, AND GIVETH THEE A SIGN OR A WONDER,
[Deuteronomy 13:2] AND THE SIGN OR THE WONDER COME TO PASS, WHEREOF HE SPAKE UNTO THEE, SAYING, LET US GO AFTER OTHER GODS, WHICH THOU HAST NOT KNOWN, AND LET US SERVE THEM;
[Deuteronomy 13:3] THOU SHALT NOT HEARKEN UNTO THE WORDS OF THAT PROPHET, OR THAT DREAMER OF DREAMS: FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD PROVETH YOU, TO KNOW WHETHER YE LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.
[Deuteronomy 13:4] YE SHALL WALK AFTER THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND FEAR HIM, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND OBEY HIS VOICE, AND YE SHALL SERVE HIM, AND CLEAVE UNTO HIM.
[Deuteronomy 13:5] AND THAT PROPHET, OR THAT DREAMER OF DREAMS, SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH; BECAUSE HE HATH SPOKEN TO TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE LORD YOUR GOD, WHICH BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, AND REDEEMED YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE, TO THRUST THEE OUT OF THE WAY WHICH THE LORD THY GOD COMMANDED THEE TO WALK IN. SO SHALT THOU PUT THE EVIL AWAY FROM THE MIDST OF THEE.
A false prophet had to be put to death.
[Deuteronomy 13:6] IF THY BROTHER, THE SON OF THY MOTHER, OR THY SON, OR THY DAUGHTER, OR THE WIFE OF THY BOSOM, OR THY FRIEND, WHICH IS AS THINE OWN SOUL, ENTICE THEE SECRETLY, SAYING, LET US GO AND SERVE OTHER GODS, WHICH THOU HAST NOT KNOWN, THOU, NOR THY FATHERS;
[Deuteronomy 13:7] NAMELY, OF THE GODS OF THE PEOPLE WHICH ARE ROUND ABOUT YOU, NIGH UNTO THEE, OR FAR OFF FROM THEE, FROM THE ONE END OF THE EARTH EVEN UNTO THE OTHER END OF THE EARTH;
[Deuteronomy 13:8] THOU SHALT NOT CONSENT UNTO HIM, NOR HEARKEN UNTO HIM; NEITHER SHALL THINE EYE PITY HIM, NEITHER SHALT THOU SPARE, NEITHER SHALT THOU CONCEAL HIM:
[Deuteronomy 13:9] BUT THOU SHALT SURELY KILL HIM; THINE HAND SHALL BE FIRST UPON HIM TO PUT HIM TO DEATH, AND AFTERWARDS THE HAND OF ALL THE PEOPLE.
[Deuteronomy 13:10] AND THOU SHALT STONE HIM WITH STONES, THAT HE DIE; BECAUSE HE HATH SOUGHT TO THRUST THEE AWAY FROM THE LORD THY GOD, WHICH BROUGHT THEE OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, FROM THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE.
[Deuteronomy 13:11] AND ALL ISRAEL SHALL HEAR, AND FEAR, AND SHALL DO NO MORE ANY SUCH WICKEDNESS AS THIS IS AMONG YOU.
[Deuteronomy 13:12] IF THOU SHALT HEAR SAY IN ONE OF THY CITIES, WHICH THE LORD THY GOD HATH GIVEN THEE TO DWELL THERE, SAYING,
[Deuteronomy 13:13] CERTAIN MEN, THE CHILDREN OF BELIAL, ARE GONE OUT FROM AMONG YOU, AND HAVE WITHDRAWN THE INHABITANTS OF THEIR CITY, SAYING, LET US GO AND SERVE OTHER GODS, WHICH YE HAVE NOT KNOWN;
#BELIAL# What this means exactly is not certain.
It has been suggest that the term derives from the Hebrew "bli-Ol" i.e. without the yoke of heaven.
People who do not feat the God of Israel are liable to be come worshippers of idols.
[Deuteronomy 13:14] THEN SHALT THOU ENQUIRE, AND MAKE SEARCH, AND ASK DILIGENTLY; AND, BEHOLD, IF IT BE TRUTH, AND THE THING CERTAIN, THAT SUCH ABOMINATION IS WROUGHT AMONG YOU;
[Deuteronomy 13:15] THOU SHALT SURELY SMITE THE INHABITANTS OF THAT CITY WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD, DESTROYING IT UTTERLY, AND ALL THAT IS THEREIN, AND THE CATTLE THEREOF, WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD.
Members of a city who worshipped idols were considered legally Gentiles i.e. non-Israelites [VILNA GA'ON (end of SHENOS ELIYAHU to Zera'im)].
The Lost Ten Tribes also worshipped idols and after their exile received the temporary status of being non-Israelites (Yebamot 17) from a religious point of view. In the future however the Ten Tribes will return and be recognized once more as Israelites.
They will also be obligated in the future to Keep the Torah.
[Malachi 4:4] REMEMBER YE
THE LAW OF MOSES MY SERVANT, WHICH I COMMANDED UNTO HIM IN
FOR ALL ISRAEL, WITH THE STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS.
[Deuteronomy 13:16] AND THOU SHALT GATHER ALL THE SPOIL OF IT INTO THE MIDST OF THE STREET THEREOF, AND SHALT BURN WITH FIRE THE CITY, AND ALL THE SPOIL THEREOF EVERY WHIT, FOR THE LORD THY GOD: AND IT SHALL BE AN HEAP FOR EVER; IT SHALL NOT BE BUILT AGAIN.
[Deuteronomy 13:17] AND THERE SHALL CLEAVE NOUGHT OF THE CURSED THING TO THINE HAND: THAT THE LORD MAY TURN FROM THE FIERCENESS OF HIS ANGER, AND SHEW THEE MERCY, AND HAVE COMPASSION UPON THEE, AND MULTIPLY THEE, AS HE HATH SWORN UNTO THY FATHERS;
[Deuteronomy 13:18] WHEN THOU SHALT HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD THY GOD, TO KEEP ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS WHICH I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY, TO DO THAT WHICH IS RIGHT IN THE EYES OF THE LORD THY GOD.
There follows a list of clean animals that it is permitted to eat and unclean beasts that are forbidden.
[Deuteronomy 14:1] YE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LORD YOUR GOD: YE SHALL NOT CUT YOURSELVES, NOR MAKE ANY BALDNESS BETWEEN YOUR EYES FOR THE DEAD.
[Deuteronomy 14:2] FOR THOU ART AN HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, AND THE LORD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BE A PECULIAR PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, ABOVE ALL THE NATIONS THAT ARE UPON THE EARTH.
[Deuteronomy 14:3] THOU SHALT NOT EAT ANY ABOMINABLE THING.
[Deuteronomy 14:4] THESE ARE THE BEASTS WHICH YE SHALL EAT: THE OX, THE SHEEP, AND THE GOAT,
[Deuteronomy 14:5] THE HART, AND THE ROEBUCK, AND THE FALLOW DEER, AND THE WILD GOAT, AND THE PYGARG, AND THE WILD OX, AND THE CHAMOIS.
[Deuteronomy 14:6] AND EVERY BEAST THAT PARTETH THE HOOF, AND CLEAVETH THE CLEFT INTO TWO CLAWS, AND CHEWETH THE CUD AMONG THE BEASTS, THAT YE SHALL EAT.
[Deuteronomy 14:7] NEVERTHELESS THESE YE SHALL NOT EAT OF THEM THAT CHEW THE CUD, OR OF THEM THAT DIVIDE THE CLOVEN HOOF; AS THE CAMEL, AND THE HARE, AND THE CONEY: FOR THEY CHEW THE CUD, BUT DIVIDE NOT THE HOOF; THEREFORE THEY ARE UNCLEAN UNTO YOU.
[Deuteronomy 14:8] AND THE SWINE, BECAUSE IT DIVIDETH THE HOOF, YET CHEWETH NOT THE CUD, IT IS UNCLEAN UNTO YOU: YE SHALL NOT EAT OF THEIR FLESH, NOR TOUCH THEIR DEAD CARCASE.
[Deuteronomy 14:9] THESE YE SHALL EAT OF ALL THAT ARE IN THE WATERS: ALL THAT HAVE FINS AND SCALES SHALL YE EAT:
[Deuteronomy 14:10] AND WHATSOEVER HATH NOT FINS AND SCALES YE MAY NOT EAT; IT IS UNCLEAN UNTO YOU.
[Deuteronomy 14:11] OF ALL CLEAN BIRDS YE SHALL EAT.
[Deuteronomy 14:12] BUT THESE ARE THEY OF WHICH YE SHALL NOT EAT: THE EAGLE, AND THE OSSIFRAGE, AND THE OSPRAY,
[Deuteronomy 14:13] AND THE GLEDE, AND THE KITE, AND THE VULTURE AFTER HIS KIND,
[Deuteronomy 14:14] AND EVERY RAVEN AFTER HIS KIND,
[Deuteronomy 14:15] AND THE OWL, AND THE NIGHT HAWK, AND THE CUCKOW, AND THE HAWK AFTER HIS KIND,
[Deuteronomy 14:16] THE LITTLE OWL, AND THE GREAT OWL, AND THE SWAN,
[Deuteronomy 14:17] AND THE PELICAN, AND THE GIER EAGLE, AND THE CORMORANT,
[Deuteronomy 14:18] AND THE STORK, AND THE HERON AFTER HER KIND, AND THE LAPWING, AND THE BAT.
[Deuteronomy 14:19] AND EVERY CREEPING THING THAT FLIETH IS UNCLEAN UNTO YOU: THEY SHALL NOT BE EATEN.
[Deuteronomy 14:20] BUT OF ALL CLEAN FOWLS YE MAY EAT.
[Deuteronomy 14:21] YE SHALL NOT EAT OF ANYTHING THAT DIETH OF ITSELF: THOU SHALT GIVE IT UNTO THE STRANGER THAT IS IN THY GATES, THAT HE MAY EAT IT; OR THOU MAYEST SELL IT UNTO AN ALIEN: FOR THOU ART AN HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD. THOU SHALT NOT SEETHE A KID IN HIS MOTHER'S MILK.
This law is the basis for the Rabbinical Prohibition to not eat milk with meat. Many of those who are not familiar with the subject regard this extrapolation of the verse as ridiculous.
If you are not-Jewish you are not obligated to eat Kosher foods anyway so it should not really matter to you one way or the other.
Nevertheless consider the following:
It could be justified from a health point of view.
See the next posting of BAMBINO-24
BRIT-AM BIBLICAL ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE
It is also justified linguistically from an examination of the Hebrew expression used.
Milk and Meat Mixing Prohibited!
There was an obligation to tithe. Two tithes were required. This resulted in the setting aside of ca. 20% of the agricultural produce that in those days was the main source of income. The second tithe in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th years of the seven year cycle of the tithes however was actually for the use of the person making the tithe and for his family to be eaten in Jerusalem. In the 3rd and 6th year this tithe was given to the poor, to the resident aliens, and/or to the Levites in addition to the first tithe that they already received.
Tithing was to the benefit of those who did it. The purpose of tithing was to bring a blessing.
[Malachi 3:8] WILL A MAN ROB GOD? YET YE HAVE ROBBED ME. BUT YE SAY, WHEREIN HAVE WE ROBBED THEE? IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS.
[Malachi 3:9] YE ARE CURSED WITH A CURSE: FOR YE HAVE ROBBED ME, EVEN THIS WHOLE NATION.
[Malachi 3:10] BRING YE ALL THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE, THAT THERE MAY BE MEAT IN MINE HOUSE, AND PROVE ME NOW HEREWITH, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING, THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT.
One should give tithes. Through tithing it is promised a blessing will be given.
[Deuteronomy 14:22] THOU SHALT TRULY TITHE ALL THE INCREASE OF THY SEED, THAT THE FIELD BRINGETH FORTH YEAR BY YEAR.
#THAT [THE FIELD] BRINGETH FORTH#. Hebrew "HaYotseh" also understandable as implying that the increase that comes forth year after year is by virtue of the tithes we give from it!
[Deuteronomy 14:23] AND THOU SHALT EAT BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD, IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE TO PLACE HIS NAME THERE, THE TITHE OF THY CORN, OF THY WINE, AND OF THINE OIL, AND THE FIRSTLINGS OF THY HERDS AND OF THY FLOCKS; THAT THOU MAYEST LEARN TO FEAR THE LORD THY GOD ALWAYS.
[Deuteronomy 14:24] AND IF THE WAY BE TOO LONG FOR THEE, SO THAT THOU ART NOT ABLE TO CARRY IT; OR IF THE PLACE BE TOO FAR FROM THEE, WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE TO SET HIS NAME THERE, WHEN THE LORD THY GOD HATH BLESSED THEE:
[Deuteronomy 14:25] THEN SHALT THOU TURN IT INTO MONEY, AND BIND UP THE MONEY IN THINE HAND, AND SHALT GO UNTO THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE:
[Deuteronomy 14:26] AND THOU SHALT BESTOW THAT MONEY FOR WHATSOEVER THY SOUL LUSTETH AFTER, FOR OXEN, OR FOR SHEEP, OR FOR WINE, OR FOR STRONG DRINK, OR FOR WHATSOEVER THY SOUL DESIRETH: AND THOU SHALT EAT THERE BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD, AND THOU SHALT REJOICE, THOU, AND THINE HOUSEHOLD,
[Deuteronomy 14:27] AND THE LEVITE THAT IS WITHIN THY GATES; THOU SHALT NOT FORSAKE HIM; FOR HE HATH NO PART NOR INHERITANCE WITH THEE.
[Deuteronomy 14:28] AT THE END OF THREE YEARS THOU SHALT BRING FORTH ALL THE TITHE OF THINE INCREASE THE SAME YEAR, AND SHALT LAY IT UP WITHIN THY GATES:
[Deuteronomy 14:29] AND THE LEVITE, (BECAUSE HE HATH NO PART NOR INHERITANCE WITH THEE,) AND THE STRANGER, AND THE FATHERLESS, AND THE WIDOW, WHICH ARE WITHIN THY GATES, SHALL COME, AND SHALL EAT AND BE SATISFIED; THAT THE LORD THY GOD MAY BLESS THEE IN ALL THE WORK OF THINE HAND WHICH THOU DOEST.
Every seventh year was Shemittah i.e. the Sabbatical Year in which agricultural work in the Land of Israel was forbidden and all debts were forgiven.
[Deuteronomy 15:1] AT THE END OF EVERY SEVEN YEARS THOU SHALT MAKE A RELEASE.
[Deuteronomy 15:2] AND THIS IS THE MANNER OF THE RELEASE: EVERY CREDITOR THAT LENDETH OUGHT UNTO HIS NEIGHBOUR SHALL RELEASE IT; HE SHALL NOT EXACT IT OF HIS NEIGHBOUR, OR OF HIS BROTHER; BECAUSE IT IS CALLED THE LORD'S RELEASE.
[Deuteronomy 15:3] OF A FOREIGNER THOU MAYEST EXACT IT AGAIN: BUT THAT WHICH IS THINE WITH THY BROTHER THINE HAND SHALL RELEASE;
[Deuteronomy 15:4] SAVE WHEN THERE SHALL BE NO POOR AMONG YOU; FOR THE LORD SHALL GREATLY BLESS THEE IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE FOR AN INHERITANCE TO POSSESS IT:
[Deuteronomy 15:5] ONLY IF THOU CAREFULLY HEARKEN UNTO THE VOICE OF THE LORD THY GOD, TO OBSERVE TO DO ALL THESE COMMANDMENTS WHICH I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY.
[Deuteronomy 15:6] FOR THE LORD THY GOD BLESSETH THEE, AS HE PROMISED THEE: AND THOU SHALT LEND UNTO MANY NATIONS, BUT THOU SHALT NOT BORROW; AND THOU SHALT REIGN OVER MANY NATIONS, BUT THEY SHALL NOT REIGN OVER THEE.
[Deuteronomy 15:7] IF THERE BE AMONG YOU A POOR MAN OF ONE OF THY BRETHREN WITHIN ANY OF THY GATES IN THY LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE, THOU SHALT NOT HARDEN THINE HEART, NOR SHUT THINE HAND FROM THY POOR BROTHER:
[Deuteronomy 15:8] BUT THOU SHALT OPEN THINE HAND WIDE UNTO HIM, AND SHALT SURELY LEND HIM SUFFICIENT FOR HIS NEED, IN THAT WHICH HE WANTETH.
[Deuteronomy 15:9] BEWARE THAT THERE BE NOT A THOUGHT IN THY WICKED HEART, SAYING, THE SEVENTH YEAR, THE YEAR OF RELEASE, IS AT HAND; AND THINE EYE BE EVIL AGAINST THY POOR BROTHER, AND THOU GIVEST HIM NOUGHT; AND HE CRY UNTO THE LORD AGAINST THEE, AND IT BE SIN UNTO THEE.
[Deuteronomy 15:10] THOU SHALT SURELY GIVE HIM, AND THINE HEART SHALL NOT BE GRIEVED WHEN THOU GIVEST UNTO HIM: BECAUSE THAT FOR THIS THING THE LORD THY GOD SHALL BLESS THEE IN ALL THY WORKS, AND IN ALL THAT THOU PUTTEST THINE HAND UNTO.
[Deuteronomy 15:11] FOR THE POOR SHALL NEVER CEASE OUT OF THE LAND: THEREFORE I COMMAND THEE, SAYING, THOU SHALT OPEN THINE HAND WIDE UNTO THY BROTHER, TO THY POOR, AND TO THY NEEDY, IN THY LAND.
We then have the law of an "Eved Ivri" or Hebrew slave who was not really a slave but more like an indentured servant for a limited period of time.
This institution existed until recently in the British Empire.
May of the early settlers of the USA were actually indentured servants.
Brit-Am Now no. 1277
#5. Indentured Servitude:
Were Some of Our Ancestors Virtually Slaves?
Indentured Servitude. Wikipedia Extracts
#In addition to African slaves, Europeans, including Irish, Scottish, English, and Germans, were brought over in substantial numbers as indentured servants, particularly in the British Thirteen Colonies. Over half of all white immigrants to the English colonies of North America during the 17th and 18th centuries may have been indentured servants.#
[Deuteronomy 15:12] AND IF THY BROTHER, AN HEBREW MAN, OR AN HEBREW WOMAN, BE SOLD UNTO THEE, AND SERVE THEE SIX YEARS; THEN IN THE SEVENTH YEAR THOU SHALT LET HIM GO FREE FROM THEE.
[Deuteronomy 15:13] AND WHEN THOU SENDEST HIM OUT FREE FROM THEE, THOU SHALT NOT LET HIM GO AWAY EMPTY:
[Deuteronomy 15:14] THOU SHALT FURNISH HIM LIBERALLY OUT OF THY FLOCK, AND OUT OF THY FLOOR, AND OUT OF THY WINEPRESS: OF THAT WHEREWITH THE LORD THY GOD HATH BLESSED THEE THOU SHALT GIVE UNTO HIM.
[Deuteronomy 15:15] AND THOU SHALT REMEMBER THAT THOU WAST A BONDMAN IN THE LAND OF EGYPT, AND THE LORD THY GOD REDEEMED THEE: THEREFORE I COMMAND THEE THIS THING TO DAY.
[Deuteronomy 15:16] AND IT SHALL BE, IF HE SAY UNTO THEE, I WILL NOT GO AWAY FROM THEE; BECAUSE HE LOVETH THEE AND THINE HOUSE, BECAUSE HE IS WELL WITH THEE;
[Deuteronomy 15:17] THEN THOU SHALT TAKE AN AUL, AND THRUST IT THROUGH HIS EAR UNTO THE DOOR, AND HE SHALL BE THY SERVANT FOR EVER. AND ALSO UNTO THY MAIDSERVANT THOU SHALT DO LIKEWISE.
[Deuteronomy 15:18] IT SHALL NOT SEEM HARD UNTO THEE, WHEN THOU SENDEST HIM AWAY FREE FROM THEE; FOR HE HATH BEEN WORTH A DOUBLE HIRED SERVANT TO THEE, IN SERVING THEE SIX YEARS: AND THE LORD THY GOD SHALL BLESS THEE IN ALL THAT THOU DOEST.
The first born of the farm animals had to be dedicated as a sacrifice.
The feasts of Pesach, Succot, and Shevuoth had to be kept.We were commanded to be happy with our family on those days (especially Succoth) and worship God.
We were also commanded to remember that we had been slaves in Egypt and should empathize with others less fortunate than ourselves.
[Deuteronomy 15:19] ALL THE FIRSTLING MALES THAT COME OF THY HERD AND OF THY FLOCK THOU SHALT SANCTIFY UNTO THE LORD THY GOD: THOU SHALT DO NO WORK WITH THE FIRSTLING OF THY BULLOCK, NOR SHEAR THE FIRSTLING OF THY SHEEP.
[Deuteronomy 15:20] THOU SHALT EAT IT BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD YEAR BY YEAR IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE, THOU AND THY HOUSEHOLD.
[Deuteronomy 15:21] AND IF THERE BE ANY BLEMISH THEREIN, AS IF IT BE LAME, OR BLIND, OR HAVE ANY ILL BLEMISH, THOU SHALT NOT SACRIFICE IT UNTO THE LORD THY GOD.
[Deuteronomy 15:22] THOU SHALT EAT IT WITHIN THY GATES: THE UNCLEAN AND THE CLEAN PERSON SHALL EAT IT ALIKE, AS THE ROEBUCK, AND AS THE HART.
[Deuteronomy 15:23] ONLY THOU SHALT NOT EAT THE BLOOD THEREOF; THOU SHALT POUR IT UPON THE GROUND AS WATER.
[Deuteronomy 16:1] OBSERVE THE MONTH OF ABIB, AND KEEP THE PASSOVER UNTO THE LORD THY GOD: FOR IN THE MONTH OF ABIB THE LORD THY GOD BROUGHT THEE FORTH OUT OF EGYPT BY NIGHT.
[Deuteronomy 16:2] THOU SHALT THEREFORE SACRIFICE THE PASSOVER UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, OF THE FLOCK AND THE HERD, IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE TO PLACE HIS NAME THERE.
[Deuteronomy 16:3] THOU SHALT EAT NO LEAVENED BREAD WITH IT; SEVEN DAYS SHALT THOU EAT UNLEAVENED BREAD THEREWITH, EVEN THE BREAD OF AFFLICTION; FOR THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT IN HASTE: THAT THOU MAYEST REMEMBER THE DAY WHEN THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT ALL THE DAYS OF THY LIFE.
[Deuteronomy 16:4] AND THERE SHALL BE NO LEAVENED BREAD SEEN WITH THEE IN ALL THY COAST SEVEN DAYS; NEITHER SHALL THERE ANY THING OF THE FLESH, WHICH THOU SACRIFICEDST THE FIRST DAY AT EVEN, REMAIN ALL NIGHT UNTIL THE MORNING.
[Deuteronomy 16:5] THOU MAYEST NOT SACRIFICE THE PASSOVER WITHIN ANY OF THY GATES, WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE:
[Deuteronomy 16:6] BUT AT THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE TO PLACE HIS NAME IN, THERE THOU SHALT SACRIFICE THE PASSOVER AT EVEN, AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AT THE SEASON THAT THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF EGYPT.
[Deuteronomy 16:7] AND THOU SHALT ROAST AND EAT IT IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE: AND THOU SHALT TURN IN THE MORNING, AND GO UNTO THY TENTS.
[Deuteronomy 16:8] SIX DAYS THOU SHALT EAT UNLEAVENED BREAD: AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY SHALL BE A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY TO THE LORD THY GOD: THOU SHALT DO NO WORK THEREIN.
[Deuteronomy 16:9] SEVEN WEEKS SHALT THOU NUMBER UNTO THEE: BEGIN TO NUMBER THE SEVEN WEEKS FROM SUCH TIME AS THOU BEGINNEST TO PUT THE SICKLE TO THE CORN.
[Deuteronomy 16:10] AND THOU SHALT KEEP THE FEAST OF WEEKS UNTO THE LORD THY GOD WITH A TRIBUTE OF A FREEWILL OFFERING OF THINE HAND, WHICH THOU SHALT GIVE UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, ACCORDING AS THE LORD THY GOD HATH BLESSED THEE:
[Deuteronomy 16:11] AND THOU SHALT REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD, THOU, AND THY SON, AND THY DAUGHTER, AND THY MANSERVANT, AND THY MAIDSERVANT, AND THE LEVITE THAT IS WITHIN THY GATES, AND THE STRANGER, AND THE FATHERLESS, AND THE WIDOW, THAT ARE AMONG YOU, IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD HATH CHOSEN TO PLACE HIS NAME THERE.
[Deuteronomy 16:12] AND THOU SHALT REMEMBER THAT THOU WAST A BONDMAN IN EGYPT: AND THOU SHALT OBSERVE AND DO THESE STATUTES.
[Deuteronomy 16:13] THOU SHALT OBSERVE THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES SEVEN DAYS, AFTER THAT THOU HAST GATHERED IN THY CORN AND THY WINE:
[Deuteronomy 16:14] AND THOU SHALT REJOICE IN THY FEAST, THOU, AND THY SON, AND THY DAUGHTER, AND THY MANSERVANT, AND THY MAIDSERVANT, AND THE LEVITE, THE STRANGER, AND THE FATHERLESS, AND THE WIDOW, THAT ARE WITHIN THY GATES.
[Deuteronomy 16:15] SEVEN DAYS SHALT THOU KEEP A SOLEMN FEAST UNTO THE LORD THY GOD IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE: BECAUSE THE LORD THY GOD SHALL BLESS THEE IN ALL THINE INCREASE, AND IN ALL THE WORKS OF THINE HANDS, THEREFORE THOU SHALT SURELY REJOICE.
[Deuteronomy 16:16] THREE TIMES IN A YEAR SHALL ALL THY MALES APPEAR BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE; IN THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, AND IN THE FEAST OF WEEKS, AND IN THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES: AND THEY SHALL NOT APPEAR BEFORE THE LORD EMPTY:
[Deuteronomy 16:17] EVERY MAN SHALL GIVE AS HE IS ABLE, ACCORDING TO THE BLESSING OF THE LORD THY GOD WHICH HE HATH GIVEN THEE.
Haftara - 12 p'sukim -Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 54:11-55:5
The Ten Tribes in the Isles will anticipate the Almighty. The Ten Tribes must realize who they are and acknowledge the Almighty. The Jews bore the sins of others and were blamed for the faults of the Gentiles. The Messiah will be a descendant of David from the Tribe of Judah. Everything can be made better than it is. We must believe in our own potential to do good to ourselves and to others.
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