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Blog: Weekly Torah Portion

Chol Ha'Mo'ed Cukkoth

Posted by Cepher Publishing Group on Thursday, September 23, 2021

September 25, 2021 - October 1, 2021

19 Eythaniym (Tishrei) - 25 Eythaniym (Tishrei)
 
PARSHAT: Shemoth (Exodus) 33:12 - 34:26

And Mosheh said unto El־Yahuah: See, you say unto me: Bring up this people: and you have not let me know את whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found grace in my sight. 13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show me now your way, that I may know you, that I may find grace in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. 14 And he said: My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. 15 And he said unto him: If your presence goes not with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? Is it not in that you go with us? So shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. 17 And Yahuah said unto Mosheh, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name. 18 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of Yahuah before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 And he said: You cannot see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21 And Yahuah said: Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock: 22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand while I pass by: 23 And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

CHAPTER 34

And Yahuah said unto Mo­sheh: Hew you two caphire stones like unto the first: and I will write upon these caphires the words that were in the first caphires, which you broke. 2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto Mount Ciynai, and present yourself there to me in the top of the Mount. 3 And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the Mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.

4 And he hewed two caphire stones like unto the first; and Mosheh rose up early in the morning, and went up unto Mount Ciynai, as Yahuah had commanded him, and took in his hand the two caphire stones. 5 And Yahuah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Yahuah. 6 And Yahuah passed by before him, and pro­claimed, Yahuah, Yahuah El, mer­ci­ful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. 8 And Mosheh made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. 9 And he said: If now I have found grace in your sight, O Adonai, let my Adonai, I pray you, go among us; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.

10 And he said: Behold, I cut a covenant: before all your people I will do wonders, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which you are shall see the work of Yahuah: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you. 11 Guard את that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Emoriy, and the Kena`aniy, and the Chittiy, and the Perizziy, and the Chivviy, and the Yevuciy. 12 Take heed to yourself, lest you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you: 13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their Asherah poles: 14 For you shall worship no other el: for Yahuah Qanna[1] is my name; he is a jealous El: 15 Lest you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their elohiym, and do sacrifice unto their elohiym, and one call you, and you eat of his sacrifice; 16 And take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their elohiym, and make your sons go a whoring after their elohiym. 17 You shall make no molten elohai.

18 The Feast of Matstsah[2] shall you guard. Seven days you shall eat mats­tsah,[3] as I commanded you, in the time of the month Aviyv: for in the month Aviyv you came out from Mitsrayim. 19 All that opens the womb is mine; and every firstling among your cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male. 20 But the firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you redeem him not, then shall you break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in earing time and in harvest you shall rest.

22 And you shall observe the Feast of Qatsiyr,[4] of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Aciyph[5] at the year's end.

23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before Adonai Yahuah, the Elohai of Yashar’el. 24 For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you shall go up to appear before Yahuah Elohayka thrice in the year. 25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Pecach[6] be left unto the morning. 26 The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring unto the house of Yahuah Elohayka. You shall not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

HAFTORAH: Yechezq'el (Ezekiel) 38:18 - 39:16; Yesha`yahu (Isaiah) 9:1-7

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Yashar’el, says Adonai Yahuah, that my fury shall come up in my face. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Yashar’el; 20 So that the fish of the sea, and the fowls of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says Adonai Yahuah: every man's sword shall be against his brother. 22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hail­stones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus will I magnify myself and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am Yahuah.

CHAPTER 39

Therefore, son of A’dam, proph­esy against Gog, and say: Thus says Adonai Yahuah; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal: 2 And I will turn you back, and leave but the sixth part of you, and will cause you to come up from the north parts, and will bring you upon the mountains of Yashar’el: 3 And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand. 4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Ya­shar’el, you, and all your bands, and the people that is with you: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 You shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, says Adonai Yahuah. 6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am Yahuah. 7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Yash­ar’el; and I will not let them pollute my holy name anymore: and the heathen shall know that I am Yahuah, the Holy One in Yashar’el.

8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, says Adonai Yahuah; this is the day whereof I have spoken. 9 And they that dwell in the cities of Yashar’el shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the hand staves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, says Adonai Yahuah.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Yashar’el, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it, The valley of Hamon Gog. 12 And seven months shall the house of Yashar’el be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, says Adonai Yahuah. 14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. 15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any sees a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon Gog. 16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

Yesha`yahu (Isaiah) 9:1-7

Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zevulun and the land of Naphtaliy, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond the Yardan, in Galiyl of the nations. 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midyan. 5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, El Gibbor,[7] The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of Yahuah Tseva’oth will perform this.

BESORAH: Yochanon (John) 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with את Elohiym, and Elohiym was the Word. 2 The same was in the beginning with את Elohiym. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from Elohiym, whose name was Yahuchanon. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of Elohiym, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohiym. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and taber­nacled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the yachiyd[8] of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

[1] Yahuah is Jealous.

[2] Unleavened Bread.

[3] Unleavened bread.

[4] Harvest.

[5] Ingathering.

[6] Passover.

[7] The Mighty El; see Yesha`yahu (Isaiah) 10:21.

[8] Beloved Son.

  • I am the א (Aleph) and the ת (Tav), the beginning and the ending, says Yahuah Elohiym, which is, and which was, and which is to come, Yahuah Tseva’oth.
    CHIZAYON (Revelation) 1:8
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  • For they shall behold the world which is now invisible to them and they shall behold the time which is now hidden from them: And time shall no longer age them.  
    BARUK SHENIY (2 Baruk) 51: 8-9
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  • Be ready to the reward of the Kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you forevermore.
    EZRA REVIY`IY (4 Ezra / 2 Esdras) 2:35
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  • Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; את eth-A blessing, if ye obey the command­ments of Yahuah Elohaykem, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of Yahuah Elohaykem, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other elohiym, which ye have not known. 
    DEVARIYM (Deuteronomy) 11:26-28
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  • For in six days Yahuah made את eth-the heavens and את eth-the earth, את eth-the sea, and את eth-all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahuah blessed את eth-the day of Shabbath, and hallowed it.
    SHEMOTH (Exodus) 20:11
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  • In the beginning Elohiym created את eth the heavens and את eth the earth.
    BERE’SHIYTH (Genesis) 1:1
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  • How are you fallen from heaven, O Heylel, son of the howling morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
    YESHA`YAHU (Isaiah) 14:12
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  • Behold, the days come, says Yahuah, that I will cut a Renewed Covenant with the את eth-house of Yashar'el, and with the את eth-house of Yahudah. 
    YIRMEYAHU (Jeremiah) 31:31
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  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with את eth Elohiym, and Elohiym was the Word.
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 1:1
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  • For Yah so loved את eth-the world, that he gave את eth-his את eth-yachiyd, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 3:16
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  • He that has my commandments, and guards them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 14:21
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  • These are the feasts of Yahuah, even holy assemblies, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed times.
    VAYIQRA (Leviticus) 23:4
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  • And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Yahusha: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 1:21
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  • Give us this day our daily את eth-bread. And forgive us our transgressions, as we forgive those who trans­gress against us. 
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 6:11-12
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  • Yahuah bless you, and guard you: Yahuah make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: Yahuah lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 
    BEMIDBAR (Numbers) 6:24-26
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  • That at the name of Yahusha every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yahuah is Yahusha Ha'Mashiach, to the glory of Yah the Father.
    PHILIPPIYM (Philippians) 2:10-11
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  • YAHUAH is my Shep­herd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 23:1-2
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  • He that dwells in the secret place of El Elyon shall abide under the shadow of El Shaddai. I will say of Yahuah, He is my refuge and my fortress: my Elohiym; in him will I trust. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 91:1-2
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  • Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is χξς .
    CHIZAYON (Revelation) 13:18
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  • For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Yah, which is in Yahusha Ha'Mashiach our Adonai.
    ROMAIYM (Romans) 8:38-39
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  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
     QORINTIYM RI’SHON (I Corinthians) 13:13
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  • Make the attempt, then, O tyrant; and if you put us to death for our faith, think not that you harm us by torturing us. For we through this ill treatment and endurance shall bear off the rewards of virtue. But you, for the wicked and despotic slaughter of us, shall, from the divine vengeance, endure eternal torture by fire.
    MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 Maccabees) 9:7-9
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  • And at that time shall Miyka’el stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the cepher.
    DANIY'EL (Daniel) 9-12
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  • A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth; a deluge, a great destruction, shall take place in one year. This child which is born to your son shall survive on the earth, and his three sons shall be saved with him. When all mankind who are on the earth shall die, he shall be safe.
    CHANOK (Enoch) 105: 14-15
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  • And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out את eth-my Ruach upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
    YO’EL (Joel) 2:28
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