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Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Shmot 5760
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya – First Aliya – 17 p’sukim – 1:1-17 Sh’mot begins with the conjunctive VAV to link the birth of the Jewish Nation with the foundation laid by the Patriarchs in the book of B’reishit. The sons of Yaakov […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Shmini 5760
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – first Aliya – 16 p’sukim – 9:1-16 On the 8th day (either the 8th day of Nissan, or Rosh Chodesh Nissan, in which case the 8th day refers to the days of inaugurating the Mishkan) Aharon was commanded to offer the first […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Shoftim 5760
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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 must […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Tazria 5760
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. Kohen – first Aliya – 13 p’sukim – 12:1-13:5 Chapter 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 Parashat Toldot 5760
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Numbers in [brackets] are the mitzva-count according to the Sefer HaChinuch. Other counts vary. Kohen First Aliya – 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 […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parashat Ki Tavo 5760
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Numbers in [square brackets] are the mitzva-count of the Sefer HaChinuch. KOHEN – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim (26:1-11) When we come to the Land and settle it, we are commanded to take of the First Fruits [the mitzva of Bikurim has already been counted back in Parshat Mishpatim] of the “Seven Species”, put them […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Nitzavim 5758
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch KOHEN – First Aliya – 3 p’sukim (29:9-11) Having so recently heard the frightful Tochacha and the curses that are invoked against those who betray G-d, Israel is understandably “nervous” about its future, to say the least Nitzavim therefore, begins on the positive, reassuring not that we are ALL […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat D’varim 5758
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[Numbers] are the Chinuch’s mitzva count KOHEN – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim (1:1-11) The opening p’sukim of the D’varim clearly identify time and place. The entire book takes place in Arvot Moav (last place of encampment before entry into Eretz Yisrael) and begins on Rosh Chodesh Shvat in the final year of wandering. Several […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Ki Tavo 5758
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch KOHEN – First Aliya – 11 p’sukim (26:1-11) When we come to the Land and settle it, we are commanded to take of the First Fruits [the mitzva of Bikurim has already been counted] of the “Seven Species”, put them in a basket and go to The Place (the […]
Aliya-by-Aliya Parshat Eikev 5758
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[Numbers] are mitzvot in Sefer HaChinuch KOHEN – First Aliya – 25 p’sukim (7:12-8:8) This is the longest Shabbat Mincha – Monday – Thursday reading. B’reishit and Ki Tisa have longer first-Aliyot, but we don’t read the whole portion on Monday- Thursday or Shabbat Mincha. Mas’ei, according to the custom of no stopping in the […]