Monthly Archives: May 2017

Thoughts on Bamidbar

Bamidbar, (in the Wilderness) is the fourth book of the Torah. This week’s parasha, also called Bamidbar (Numbers 1.1 – 4.20), [i]begins with Hashem requiring Moshe to take a census of Bnei Israel by tribal lineage and father’s house of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Behar-Bechukotai

This week’s parasha is again a double portion, Behar-Bechukotai, Leviticus 25.1 – 2 7.34.[i] Behar means “on or at the mountain” (Sinai according to the text). It is here that the LORD specifically gives Moshe the regulations for the seventh-year … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Emor

This week’s Parasha, Emor, is found in Leviticus 21.1 through 24.23[i]. The most memorable section of this week’s Parasha, is chapter 23 which lists the moadim of the LORD that were and remain today Mikraei Kodesh or holy invitations for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

The double Parasha this week, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27[i] begins “after the death” of Aaron’s sons, and continues with the preparation and performance of Yom Kippur and the dealing with Bnei Yisrael’s national guilt before the LORD. In … Continue reading

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