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Daily Aliya for Haazinu, Shlishi (3rd Aliya)

Aliya Summary: Moshe then speaks of the Israelites’ future. G‑d settled them in the Land of Israel, the “peak of the earth.” He provided them with their every need, the choicest produce, fruit and cattle. But Israel “became fat and rebelled,” and abandoned the G‑d that made them and provided them with all their wealth and fortune. Instead they strayed after idols and abominable activities.

Even from this poetic – essentially non-halachic context, we learn things of a halachic nature. Because the Torah uses the expression: To suckle honey from a rock, we are taught that honey has the status in halacha of a liquid. Because of its unique physical proper ties, honey might have been considered as a solid food rather than a drink.