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Shabbos, 9 Av, 5778 - July 21, 2018
Summary of Today's Chumash
The seventh aliyah repeats the instructions to the tribes remaining on the other side of the Jordan. They have to go across the Jordan and fight for Israel with the other tribes, and only after the whole land of Israel is conquered and occupied can these tribes return to their families and their inheritance on the other side of the Jordan. Yehoshua, who will lead the Jews into Israel, is told: Notice how G-d delivered the kingdoms of Sichon and Bashan into the hands of the Jews. Similarly, G-d will do the same thing to all the kingdoms that the Jews will come across when they enter and occupy Israel.