Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #ukraine #yizkorbooks


Judy Floam
 

The “fourth aliyah”  is considered a slight because the first two go automatically to a Kohen and a Levi, respectively.  So the “third aliyah” is an honor for the rest of the members and the fourth is someone who wasn’t important enough to get the third.   At our synagogue, the third aliyah always goes to the Rabbi, but I don’t think anyone cares who gets the fourth aliyah.

 

Judy Floam

Baltimore, MD

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