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Friday, 25 Sivan, 5776 - July 1, 2016
Summary of Today's Chumash
The sixth aliyah continues giving additional mitzvot. Here the Torah gives the mitzvah of taking challah from dough. This is one of three main mitzvot of woman, the other two being lighting Shabbos candles and Mikvah, the G-d given gift to the Jewish people, enhancing the spiritual and physical health of the marriage and the family. After this is the law of a community inadvertently committing an act of idolatry because of their leadership. The Torah says here that an act of idolatry is equivalent to violating all the commandments.