Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44
Numbers 28:16 - 28:25

II Kings 23:1 - 23:9
II Kings 23:21 - 23:25

In this reading, God tells Moses to instruct the Israelites about the three pilgrimage festivals — Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot — as well as Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. All these days shall be marked as sacred occasions and no work shall be performed.

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