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July 20, 2017 — Matot and Ma’asey

This week we read a double Torah portion:  Matot and Ma’asey (Numbers 30:2-36:13). They bring the Bible’s fourth book, the Book of Numbers (in Hebrew, Sefer BaMidbar or the Book in the Desert) to its conclusion.  In a sense these two sections may be called “travel-sections”.  They not only act as a review of the Israelites’ travels through the… View Article


July 6, 2017 — Chukat and Balak

Because last week we did not study Parashat Chukat this week we will examine both that parashah and the one for this week, Parashat Balak. You will find Parashat Chukat in the book of Numbers 19:1-22:1 and parashat Balak in the Book of Numbers 22:2-25:9. Chukat deals with issues of water, for purification, for drinking, and… View Article


June 23, 2017 — Korach

You will find this week’s Torah portion in the book of Numbers 16:1-18:30.  Called  “Korach,” the section speaks about Korach’s attempted and failed coup d’état It is a revolt based on arrogance and blind hatred and brings the nation to the brink of civil war. As in the case of all other revolutions there is… View Article