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Daily Aliya for Vayikra, Shishi (6th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The Torah discusses the fourth and final type of Chatat, that of a common person who sins. Also discussed is the Korban Oleh Viyored, a “vacillating” Sin Offering, brought by an individual guilty of certain specific sins. The Korban Oleh Viyored depended on the financial position of the transgressor — a wealthy person brought a sheep or goat, a person of lesser means brought two birds, and a pauper brought a meal offering.

The main animal that represents the Chatat offering is a goat, the same animal whose blood was used by Yosef’s brothers to deceive their father of Yosef’s fate. Perhaps this should prove as the ultimate reminder of our faults, and how even mistakes can turn out well, if handled appropriately (i.e. learned from, trust in G-d).