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Daily Aliya for Pinchas, Shishi (6th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: This Aliya discusses the sacrifices offered on Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur. The Torah also discusses some of the laws related to these holidays.

In case you were wondering about the “recipe” for these sacrifices, Rashi explains that the bulls represent Avraham (who ran to get cattle to feed his guests), the ram represents Yitzchak (Isaac – the ram replaced him as a sacrifice), and the lambs represent Yakov (Jacob – separated the lambs in his camp). Referencing our forefathers has two distinct benefits: It helps us put the sacrifices, our relationship with G-d, and our life in perspective, and it reminds G-d of their merits to the extent that they can help us. That’s why we also mention the forefathers when we daven (pray), for the same bilateral perspective.