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