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In this Torah portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they worship idols, they will be punished. Moses explains the laws of kosher food, and he details the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.
August 15, 2020
Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17
Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5
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