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Monday, 5 Tishrei, 5778 - September 25, 2017
Summary of Today's Chumash
The second aliyah contains blessings for the tribes of Levi and Binyamin. Levi is praised for being upright with G-d in all the matters in the desert. For instance, they did not participate in the Golden Calf, and they alone circumcised their children in the desert. Moshe blessed Levi that they should strike through the loins of those who rise up against them. One time this was fulfilled was in the era of the second temple, when the Hasmonean family (who were descended from Levi) overcame the Greek army. Binyamin's blessing led to the Bais Hamikdash being built in his portion, may it be speedily be rebuilt in our days, Amen.