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Parshah Columnists

Readings for Parshah Columnists
First Day
Nissan 15, 5781
March 28, 2021

Joshua 3:5-7; Joshua 5:2 - 6:1; Joshua 6:27
Second Day
Nissan 16, 5781
March 29, 2021

Kings II 23:1-9; Kings II 23:21-25
Third Day
Nissan 17, 5781
March 30, 2021

Fourth Day
Nissan 18, 5781
March 31, 2021

Fifth Day
Nissan 19, 5781
April 1, 2021

Sixth Day
Nissan 20, 5781
April 2, 2021

Seventh Day
Nissan 21, 5781
April 3, 2021

Samuel II 22:1-51
Eighth Day
Nissan 22, 5781
April 4, 2021

Isaiah 10:32 - 12:6
Summary of the Passover Torah Readings

On the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER we read from the book of Exodus (12:21-51) of the bringing of the Passover Offering in Egypt, the Plague of the Firstborn at the stroke of midnight, and how "On this very day, G‑d took the Children of Israel out of Egypt."

The reading for the SECOND DAY OF PASSOVER, Leviticus 22:26-23:44, includes: a list of the moadim — the "appointed times" on the Jewish calendar for festive celebration of our bond with G‑d; the mitzvah to Count the Omer (the 49-day "countdown" to the festival of Shavuot which begins on the 2nd night of Passover); and the obligation to journey to the Holy Temple to "to see and be seen before the face of G‑d" on the three annual pilgrimage festivals — Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

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