September 03, 2007
Breadcrumb: No one left out
In talking about holidays, Deut. 16:11 and 16:14 remind the Israelites that everyone, not just the household leaders, are supposed to celebrate. Even the strangers, orphans, and widows are supposed to join in the celebrations. These holidays were not only for priests, but for the general populace. At least during these holiday festivals, everyone could eat well, celebrate, and take some time off from working in the fields.