Daily Aliya for Shelach, Chamishi (5th Aliya)
From Chabad.org: This Aliya continues with the rules of the sacrifice accompaniments — detailing the quantities of wine, flour and oil to be brought with various species of livestock.
In previous Aliyot we’ve angered G-d, been punished, and now we’re finding out how G-d likes His sacrifices, so that we may appease him, presumably. Then the Passuk says that converts should be treated like anyone else, which would otherwise seem superfluous and out of place, but in the context of the Parsha it actually makes more sense. A convert wasn’t part of the nation when we angered G-d, and some might wonder if the sacrifices apply to them. The Aliya dispels that notion. Sacrifices (animal, money or behavioral) are ways to get closer to G-d, regardless of one’s past.
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