@MisfitTorah So this may apply to another question I've had for some time about an issue also in today's daf - it seems odd and perhaps significant that the first aliyah of the parshah is read four times most weeks as opposed to once for the other six (Mincha of previous Shabbat, 1/2
@MisfitTorah Monday and Thursday of week of parshah, and of course, on the Shabbat morning itself. Why do these particular passages get privileged to be read so many more times than others? I understand passages chosen for content - daily reading of Akedah, sacrifices, Shema, even Parshat 2/?
@MisfitTorah HaMan and other passages some read after Shacharit - but why these passages that are read because of where in the parshah they appear? Even being printed in most siddurim, whereas the full parshah is in the chumash? Maybe omnisignificance would explain that there is a reason 3/?
@MisfitTorah why they are read, and perhaps point to something deeper in the opening aliyah of each parshah. 4/4

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