“And you shall rejoice” (Dt.16:14)—
with every type of
[offering that occasions] joy.
Is it possible to say that
even Bird-offerings or Grain-offerings
[may be included despite having no association with joy]?2
The Teaching states:
“In your Feast” (Dt.16:14)—
that is, rejoice with an offering
from which the Festival-offering may be brought.
This excludes Bird-offerings or Grain-offerings,
from which the Festival-offering may not be brought.3
”You, your son, your daughter, your slave, your slave-girl, the Levite, the migrant,
or the fatherless and the widow, who is within your gates” (Dt.16:14)—
[in this list of dependants,]
the most favored take precedence.4