Daily Aliya for Shemini, Rishon (1st Aliya)
General Overview: This week’s Parsha, Shemini, is a continuation of the seven-day inaugural ceremony. This week’s Parsha opens on the eighth day, when G‑d’s presence descends upon the Tabernacle. On that day, Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu die when offering an uncalled-for incense sacrifice. The Parsha concludes with a discussion about the laws of Kosher and ritual purity.
Aliya Summary: Moshe gathers all the Jews to the Tabernacle to witness the Divine presence descending upon the Sanctuary on that day. Aaron offers various sacrifices in preparation for this revelation.