Monthly Archives: July 2019

Thoughts on Pinchas

Have you ever looked back on some of your prayers and then immediately went into ecstatic praise because Hashem chose not to answer them? Do you remember Moshe’s prayer during one of the numerous episodes of Bnei Yisrael’s grumbling over … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Balak

The weekly Torah reading is Balak, Numbers 22:1 – 25:9.* The haftarah is Micah 5:6 – 6:8 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 16:29–33. Parashat Balak has always intrigued me. It begins with Balak, the Moabite king … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Chukat

This week’s Torah reading is Chukat, Numbers 19:1–22:1.* The haftarah is Judges 11:1–33 and the Apostolic Writings is from John 16:12–28. During last week’s discussion of Korach, it was brought up that the punishments and the sheer number of deaths … Continue reading

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