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Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Balak 5758
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[Numbers] are the Chinuch’s mitzva count KOHEN – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim (22:2-12) Balak was a weaker king than some of his neighbors in the region. The defeat of the others instilled fear in Balak’s heart, and he realized that waging a conventional war against Israel would be futile. His plan (following research of the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat R’ei 5758
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch KOHEN – First Aliya – 17 p’sukim (11:26-12:10) After setting down the fundamentals of Judaism (including the formative history of the Nation, Aseret HaDibrot, Shma) in the first three sedras of D’varim, Moshe Rabeinu proceeds with the “Tachlis” part of the Book – it mitzvot. The sedras of R’ei, […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Shoftim 5758
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in 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 must not slant the law, nor […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Acharei-K’doshim 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. KOHEN - First Aliya – 17+7 = 24 p’sukim (16:1-24) The first part of the sedra deals with the Yom Kippur service in the Beit HaMikdash – SEDER HaAVODA. An emotional element is introduced when the Torah tells us that G-d gave […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Balak 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya -11 p’sukim (22:2-12) Balak was a weaker king than his neighbors in the region. The defeat of the others instilled fear in Balak’s heart, and he realized that waging a conventional war against Israel would be futile. His […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat BaMidbar 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya -19 p’sukim (1:1-19) The sedra (and book) of BaMidbar opens in the Sinai wilderness in the second year out of Egypt, on Rosh Chodesh Iyar. The Mishkan having been erected one month earlier, the People are now to […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat B’reishit 5759
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 34 p’sukim – 1:1-2:3 This Aliya contains the first account of Creation. FYI – The first portion of Breishit is seldom read at Mincha of the previous Shabbat. Only when Simchat Torah is Shabbat, is it read on the previous Shabbat, and in that […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat B’Shalach 5759
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch Kohen – First Aliya – 14 p’sukim (13:17-14:8) “When Par’o expels the People…”, G-d leads them along a circuitous route to prevent them from panicking and returning to Egypt. Moshe, in fulfillment of the promise made to Yosef by his brothers, takes Yosef’s remains out of Egypt with the People. […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat B’ha’a’lo’t’cha 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya -14 p’sukim (8:1-14) Aharon is instructed to tend the lamps of the Menora. SDT – Rashi explains the connection between this portion and that of the gifts of the tribal leaders at the end of Parshat Naso. Aharon, […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat B’har-B’chukotai 5759
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya -13+5=18 p’sukim (25:1-18) One of the most famous sedra openers in the Torah: “And G-d spoke to Moshe AT HAR SINAI saying…”. “Ma inyan shmita etzel Har Sinai?”. What does one thing have to do with the other? […]