Monthly Archives: June 2018

Thoughts on Balak

This week’s parasha is Balak, Numbers 22:2 – 25:9.[i] The Haftarah is Micah 5:6 – 6:8 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is found in Romans 11:25-32. Israel is moving through the Wilderness on their way to the land … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Chukat

This week’s parasha, Chukat, Numbers 19:1 – 22:1 is probably one of the saddest portions in the entire cycle. In 20:1, Miriam dies and was buried in the wilderness. In the same chapter, HaShem’s anger at Moshe and Aaron find … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Korach

This week’s parasha is Korach, Numbers 16:1 – 18:32,[i] the haftarah is 1 Samuel 11:14 – 12:22. Most of the parasha’s deals with the rebellion of Korach, HaShem’s judgement on Korach and his party, the rebellion of the people against … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sh’lach lecha

This week’s parasha is Sh’lach lecha (you send), Numbers 13:1 – 15:41,[i] which is the well-known, though tragic episode, of the twelve spies being sent to check-out the land before entering as a nation (Numbers 13-14). Tragic, because of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Beha’alotkha

This week’s parasha, Beha’alotekha (when you set up) Numbers 8:1 – 12:16,[i] specifically refers to the lamps which constitute the Menorah in the Mishkan. The haftarah is Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7, and the Besorah reading is Luke 18:1-17. It may … Continue reading

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