Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Matot-Mas’ei 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. KOHEN – First Aliya – 16+12 p’sukim (30:2-31:12) “And Moshe spoke to the leaders of the Tribes of Israel…” The first principle of the topic is that a person must fulfill the terms of a vow and it is prohibited to “profane one’s word” […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Mishpatim 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. When a mitzva is mentioned and no number is indicated, it means that the mitzva is counted elsewhere, but is still found in Mishpatim. This being the case, it makes Mishpatim even more mitzva- filled than its high count indicates. Kohen First Aliya – […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Pesach 5760

February 21, 2014, by

First Day of Pesach First Torah – five people, 31 p’sukim Sh’mot 12:21-51 (Parshat BO) This portion is the continuation of what we read on Shabbat HaChodesh. It contains the actual procedures to be followed in the bringing of the Korban Pesach, the account of the night of the tenth plague, the Exodus, the Exodus-Matza […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Naso – Shavuot 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Don’t be confused. Shabbat 7 Sivan (June 10) is Parshat Naso in Israel and the second day of Shavuot in Chutz La’Aretz. 14 Sivan (June 17) is B’ha’a’lo’t’cha in Israel and Naso in Chu”l. 21 Sivan (June 24) is Sh’lach in Israel and B’ha’a’lo’t’cha in Chu”l. 28 Sivan (July 1) is Korach in Israel and […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Noach 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya – 14 p’sukim – 6:9-22 The sedra of B’reishit began with the glorious account of creation and “went downhill” from there: The exile of Adam and Chava from Gan Eden, Kayin and Hevel, the continuous degeneration (PI) through […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Pinchas 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. KOHEN – First Aliya – 13 p’sukim (25:10-26:4) When Pinchas killed Zimri and Kosbi, a tremendous controversy erupted among the people as to whether his actions were correct or murderous. This week’s sedra begins with G-d “testifying” to the correctness of what Pinchas did. […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat P’kudei 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – First Aliya – 12 p’sukim – 38:21-39:1 The sedra begins with an accounting of the materials collected for use in the construction of the Mishkan, its furnishings, and the garments of the Kohanim. [SDT] We are taught from the fact that Moshe […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat R’ei 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the 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, and more) in the first three sedras of D’varim, Moshe Rabeinu proceeds with the “Tachlis” part of the Book […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Rosh Hashana 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Torah Readings & Haftaras According to Tradition, Sara was “remembered” on Rosh HaShana, and she subsequently gave birth to Yitzchak, despitxtp her advanced age of 90. On the first day of Rosh HaShana, we read chapter 21 of B’reishit, from Parshat Vayeira, about the birth and early years of Yitzchak, and the Sarah-Hagar-Yishmael episode. The […]

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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Shlach 5760

February 21, 2014, by

Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. KOHEN – First Aliya – 20 p’sukim (13:1-20) G-d tells Moshe to send scouts to “spy out” the Land. The emphasis in the wording of the pasuk is on Moshe being the one sending the Meraglim, not at G-d’s command nor by his “desire”. […]

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