Aliyot for Torah Reading

Question

If Kohen and Levi are present, the Aliyot are Kohen, Levi, Shlishi, Revii, etc.

What happens in the following cases and what are the Aliyot called?

Kohen
YES
NO
NO

Levi
NO
YES
NO

 

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Answers

  1. If there is no Levi present then the Kohen who was called up receives the Aliyah for Levi as well. The Gabbai calls out “Ein Kan Levi. Ya’amod Bimkom Levi – There is no Levi. Stand up instead of the Levi”.
    If there is no Kohen present there is no obligation to give the first Aliyah to a Levi (although there is no reason not to) and the first person being honored with an Aliyah is called up in a similar way to the first scenario – “Ein Kan Kohen. Ya’amod {the name of the person]”.

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