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Daily Aliya for Vayikra, Revii (4th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The “Peace Offering,” the Shelamim sacrifice, is described in this Aliya. The Shelamim — which could be brought from cattle, sheep, or goats — was shared by the altar, which consumed some of the animal’s fats, the Kohanim, and the donors of the sacrifice who were given the bulk of the meat. The Aliya ends with the prohibitions against consuming blood and the specific fats which were offered on the altar. These prohibitions apply to all animals, even those not offered in the Temple.

The element of completeness that is special to the Shelamim is that part of the offering is burned on the alter, part is given to the kohen as one of his gifts, and part is returned to the owner. “Everyone” benefits from a Shelamim.