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Aliya-by-Aliya Sukkot 5763
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Torah Readings KOHELET is usually read on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot. We don’t have one of those this year, so instead we read Kohelet on the first day of Yom Tov, which is Shabbat. (In Chutz LaAretz, Kohelet is read on Shabbat-Shmini Atzeret.) It […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Sukkot – Simchat Torah 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Torah Readings On the first day of Sukkot we read from Parshat Emor, Vayikra 23, the portion of the Festivals. We actually start the reading several p’sukim earlier with the mitzvot of not taking an animal from its mother to use it as a korban […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Shoftim 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 18 p’sukim – 16:18-17:13 Judges to clarify the law (and try cases) and agents of the court to enforce the law are to be appointed throughout the Land [491], and they are to carry out their duties fairly. They […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat T’rumah 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 16 p’sukim – 25:1-16 G-d tells Moshe to tell the People to donate materials in amounts that “each person sees fit”. The donations were to be of gold, silver, copper; dyed wools (blue, purple, red), fine linen; goats-hair fabric, […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Tazria-M’tzora 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 13+12+6=31 p’sukim – 12:1-13:23 Perek 12, the shortest in the Torah with 8 p’sukim, deals with “birth”. A woman becomes “ritually unclean” following a (normal) birth – one week for a boy – and on the 8th day the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat T’tzaveh 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 14 p’sukim – 27:20-28:12 Moshe (his name conspicuously missing from this sedra) is told by G-d to command the people to take pure olive oil in order to light the Menora’s lamps. The Menora, to be located in the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat To’l’dot 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 21 p’sukim – 25:19-26:5 This is the history of Yitzchak b. Avraham; Avraham fathered Yitzchak. [SDT] Rashi quotes the Gemara that tells that when Yitzchak was born, scoffers said that Avraham and Sara, who were childless for so long, had […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Tzav 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim – 6:1-11 After the preliminary descriptions of the different korbanot from last week’s sedra, we now find the description of the daily service in the Mikdash. After burning all night, the fires of the Mizbei’ach are tended […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Va’eira 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 12 p’sukim – 6:2-13 [SDT] The two most common names of G-d in the Torah are E-LO-HIM and A-DO-NOI (as an act of respect for G-d’s sacred names, these two are generally pronounced ELOKIM and HASHEM respectively, when referred to […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Va’etchanan 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim – 3:23-4:4 Moshe Rabeinu continues his farewell words to the People. He tells them that he had asked G-d to rescind His decree banning Moshe from entry into the Land of Israel. [SDT] The proper method of […]