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Readings for Sukkot
First Day
Tishrei 15, 5781
October 3, 2020

Zachariah 14:1-21
Second Day
Tishrei 16, 5781
October 4, 2020

Kings I 8:2-21
Third Day
Tishrei 17, 5781
October 5, 2020

Fourth Day
Tishrei 18, 5781
October 6, 2020

Fifth Day
Tishrei 19, 5781
October 7, 2020

Sixth Day
Tishrei 20, 5781
October 8, 2020

Seventh Day
Tishrei 21, 5781
October 9, 2020

Torah Portion: Sukkot
First Days of Sukkot Torah Readings in a Nutshell

The reading begins with an injunction that a newborn calf, lamb, or kid must be left with its mother for seven days; one may not slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day.

The reading then lists the annual Callings of Holiness — the festivals of the Jewish calendar: the weekly Shabbat; the bringing of the Passover offering on 14 Nissan; the seven-day Passover festival beginning on 15 Nissan; the bringing of the Omer offering from the first barley harvest on the 2nd day of Passover, and the commencement, on that day, of the 49-day Counting of the Omer, culminating in the festival of Shavuot on the 50th day; a "remembrance of shofar blowing" on 1 Tishrei; a solemn fast day on 10 Tishrei; the Sukkot festival — during which we are to dwell in huts for seven days and take the "Four Kinds" — beginning on 15 Tishrei; and the immediately following holiday of the "8th day" of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret).

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