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Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayak-hel/P’kudei 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 20+9 p’sukim – 35:1-29 Moshe gathers the People (according to Tradition, this took place on the “first” Yom Kippur or the day after, following 40 days and 40 nights on Har Sinai) to instruct them concerning the building of […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vai-chi 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim – 47:28-48:9 The sedra begins with Yaakov at age 147, having been in Mitzrayim for 17 years. (Remember that Yosef was 17 when the trouble started – any significance to the number 17?) The Torah tells us that […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Vayeitzei 5762
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Kohen – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim – 28:10-22 Yaakov leaves Be’er Sheva and goes to Haran. [SDT] There are different explanations concerning the wording of this pasuk. As to why the Torah mentions Yaakov’s departure, Rashi explains that a prominent person not only influences his surroundings, but his absence from a place is also […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayeira 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 14 p’sukim – 18:1-14 And G-d appeared to him (Avraham) [SDT] The use of the pronoun “him” rather than using the name Avraham is significant. EILAV (to him) refers us back to the previous parsha – Avraham’s circumcision, indicating that […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayeishev 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim – 37:1-11 Yaakov has spent years away from home and now has returned. The Torah indicates that it is through Yosef that Yaakov’s legacy continues. 17 year old Yosef brings bad reports about his brothers to Yaakov. Yaakov […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayigash 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim – 44:18-30 The sedra begins with the dramatic confrontation between Yehuda and Yosef. Yehuda risks his life when he approaches the “Egyptian leader” in an attempt to save Binyamin. The first Aliya ends with the emotion-filled Yehuda’s description […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayikra 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim – 1:1-13 G-d calls to Moshe from OHEL MOED and sets down the general rules of korbanot (sacrifices). [SDT] Note that it does not say “And G-d called to Moshe”, but rather “And He called…” Vayikra is […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Vayishlach 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 10 p’sukim – 32:4-13 Yaakov sends messengers to his brother Eisav with a message of conciliation (and warning?). [SDT] Onkeles seems to consider the messengers that Yaakov sent to be human (IZGADIN are runners or messengers); Rashi states that the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Yitro 5762
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-Count from Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 12 p’sukim – 18:1-12 Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, hears “all that has happened” to the Children of Israel and comes to Moshe with Tzipora and Moshe’s (Tzipora’s) two sons, Gershom and Eliezer. Moshe, Aharon, and the Elders welcome Yitro with great […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Tzav 5758
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Aliya-by-Aliya Sedra Summary [P> X:Y (Z)] and [S> X:Y (Z)] indicate start of a parsha p’tucha or s’tuma respectively. X:Y is Perek:Pasuk of the beginning of the parsha; (Z) is the number of p’sukim in the parsha. Numbers in [square brackets] are the Mitzva-count of Sefer HaChinuch AND Rambam’s Sefer HaMitzvot. A=ASEI (positive mitzva); L=LAV […]