May 23, 2013 ~ Shabbat BEHA'ALOTEKHA. Maqam SIGAH.
“I set before you this day a blessing and a curse,” Moses says, contingent on whether Israel observes God’s laws. Once Israel enters the land and dwells in safety, God will choose a place where the Divine Presence shall abide. There Israel will rejoice and bring offerings. Moses cautions against idolatry and false prophecy, and reminds Israel to observe the three pilgrimage Festivals.
Isaiah 54:11–55:5 (3rd week of consolation)
For Shabbat Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17), one opinion is that services are conducted in Maqam Rast, while another opinion holds to apply Maqam Ashiran (part of Maqam Bayat family). Maqam Rast (Arabic: "head") would be used, because this Shabbat we begin the month of Elul and the Selihot season, where we arise each morning before sunrise to recite the Selihot services. Maqam Ashiran is appropriate due to this being Shabbat Rosh Hodesh (as per Shelomo Kassin source). HAZZANUT: It is traditional to apply the Bayat Selihot melody of Elecha Hashem (same melody as [Halabi] En Kelohenu) for Semehim Besetam. MISHMARA: Tractates Pesahim, Rosh Hashanah and Sukah, because this Torah portion discusses the Jewish holidays (Sephardic Pizmonim Project, www.pizmonim.com).
Cohen ends 11,32 hayom
Levy ends 12,5 shamma
Shelishi ends 12,10 vishabtem bettah'
Rebi'i ends 14,21 bah'aleb immo
Hamishi ends 14,29 asher ta'asse
Shishi ends 15,6 lo yimsholou
Shebi'i ends 15,18 asher ta'asse
Extra ends 15,23 tishpekhennou kamayim
Extra ends 16,3 kol yeme h'ayekha
Samoukh ends 16,8 melakha
במנחה של שבת ובשני וחמישי: לכהן עד: "וישבתם בה". ללוי עד: "ובאת שמה". לשלישי עד: "וישבתם בטח".
Re'eh, Hosea 7-12 II Chronicles 9-14 Pesahim, Rosh Hashanah and Sukkah
Pesahim: (פסחים) ("Passover Festivals") deals with the prescriptions regarding the Passover and the paschal sacrifice.
Rosh Hashanah: (ראש השנה) ("New Year") deals chiefly with the regulation of the calendar by the new moon, and with the services of the festival of Rosh Hashanah.
Sukkah: (סוכה) ("Booth"); deals with the festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) and the Sukkah itself. Also deals with the Four Species (Lulav, Etrog, Hadas, Aravah -- Palm branch, Citron, Myrtle, Willow) which are waved on Sukkot.
Pesahim (Pesah) and Sukah (Sukot) are mentioned in the perasha, and this perasha falls out at the beginning of the Selihot period, which is prior to Rosh Hashana.