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Sunday, 1 Kislev, 5778 - November 19, 2017
Summary of Today's Chumash
In the first aliyah, when Yakov reaches Mount Moriah, the sun suddenly sets and causes him to sleep there. Rashi says that Yakov invented the Maariv (evening) prayer on this occasion. Yakov lies down to sleep and dreams about a ladder reaching up to heaven with angels ascending and descending. G-d says to him that He will give this place to him and his descendants. G-d says the famous words "ufratzta yomo, v'kedmo, v'tzofono, v'negbo" which means "you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south".