Monday, December 8, 2014

The Golden Calf and the tribe of Levi


The beginning of Parshat Ki Tisa includes the story of the sin of the Golden Calf. Because the tribe of Levi rallied at Moshe's call to battle the worshippers of the Calf, we extend the first two aliyot so that they will be read in the aliyah of a member of the tribe of Levi.

As a result of the above: In a synagogue where there is no kohen, a levi should be called for the first aliyah, and the levi's aliyah should extend through the end of the Golden Calf.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:212:1)

Have a great day,

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