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Thursday, 13 Tishrei, 5781 - October 1, 2020
Summary of Today's Chumash
The fifth aliyah contains the blessings for the tribes of Dan, Naftali, and Asher. Dan's blessing is that he be as strong as a lion, since his territory would be at the north of Israel and protect the land. Naftali is blessed so that his portion should satisfy anyone who lives there. Specifically, the fruits were known to be luscious and beautiful. Asher was blessed with bountiful olives for oil, and with beautiful children. His daughters were known to be exceptionally beautiful, and married men of high office.