Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Absent Levi


We generally call a Kohen for the first aliyah, and then a Levi for the second aliyah.

If there is no Levi present, we call the same Kohen for both the first and second aliyot. We would not call a Yisrael, lest people think he was a Levi. And we would not call a different Kohen, lest people think there was something wrong with the first one.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 135:8; Mishneh Berurah 135:28)

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