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Intermediate Days of Sukkot Torah Readings

Intermediate Days of Sukkot Torah Readings

Numbers 29:17-34

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The Readings in a Nutshell:

On the five intermediate days of Sukkot we read Numbers 29:17-34, a portion which describes the communal offerings brought on each day of the holiday. Thirteen bullocks are brought on the first day, twelve on the second, eleven on the third, and so on in descending order until the seventh day, when seven bullocks are offered, bringing the total of bullocks over the seven days of the festival to seventy. Two rams and fourteen goats were also offered each day.

Additional offerings of the prescribed meal, wine and oil supplements were brought as well: three tenths of an efah of fine flour, and half a hin each of wine and oil, per bullock; two tenths of flour and a third of a hin of each of the liquids for each ram; and one tenth and one quarter respectively for each lamb.

Text of the Readings:

17. And on the second day, twelve young bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 18. And their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed. 19. And one young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and their libations.

20. And on the third day, eleven bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 21. And their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed. 22. And one young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering and its libation.

23. And on the fourth day, ten bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 24. Their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed. 25. And one young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering and its libation.

26. And on the fifth day nine bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 27. And their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed. 28. And one young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its libation.

29. And on the sixth day, eight bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 30. And their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed. 31. And one young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its libations.

32. And on the seventh day, seven bulls, two rams and fourteen lambs in the first year, [all] unblemished. 33. And their meal offerings and their libations, for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, as prescribed for them. 34. One young male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its libation.

Division of Aliyot:

On the first day of Chol Hamoed (the third day of the holiday) we read:

  • First Aliyah—"The Second Day" section.
  • Second Aliyah—"The Third Day" section.
  • Third Aliyah—"The Fourth Day: section.
  • Fourth Aliyah—(we repeat) "The Second Day" and "The Third Day" section.

On the second day of Chol Hamoed (the fourth day of the holiday) we read:

  • First Aliyah—"The Third Day" section.
  • Second Aliyah—"The Fourth Day" section.
  • Third Aliyah—"The Fifth Day: section.
  • Fourth Aliyah—(we repeat) "The Third Day" and "The Fourth Day" section.

On the third day of Chol Hamoed (the fifth day of the holiday) we read:

  • First Aliyah—"The Fourth Day" section.
  • Second Aliyah—"The Fifth Day" section.
  • Third Aliyah—"The Sixth Day: section.
  • Fourth Aliyah—(we repeat) "The Fourth Day" and "The Fifth Day" section.

On the fourth day of Chol Hamoed (the fifth day of the holiday) we read:

  • First Aliyah—"The Fifth Day" section.
  • Second Aliyah—"The Sixth Day" section.
  • Third Aliyah—"The Seventh Day: section.
  • Fourth Aliyah—(we repeat) "The Fifth Day" and "The Sixth Day" section.

On the fifth day of Chol Hamoed (Hoshana Rabbah) we read:

  • First Aliyah—"The Fifth Day" section.
  • Second Aliyah—"The Sixth Day" section.
  • Third Aliyah—"The Seventh Day: section.
  • Fourth Aliyah—(we repeat) "The Sixth Day" and "The Seventh Day" section.

Note: On Shabbat Chol Hamoed we read a different reading (from the Book of Exodus) and the maftir consists of what would be the fourth aliyah for that day, as per the list above.

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October 19, 2011
Today are such offerings still made as requested, like the bulls, rams, and lambs?
Pauleana
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