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Daily Aliya for Bereishit, Chamishi (5th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The sixth generation descendant of Cain was Lemech, who fathered several children — seventh generation descendants of Cain.

This Aliya contains the story of Lemech, the great-great-great-grandson of Kayin and his accidental killer, Lemech’s two wives Ada and Tzila. The Torah mentions more descendants of Kayin and their roles as the “firsts” in various fields of human activity. This portion also contains Lemech’s lament for having killed Kayin.