Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
Massei, Numbers 33:1-36:13
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week's portion concludes the Torah narrative with the Israelites still journeying — a message of hope as we continue to journey through the ups and downs of our lives.
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MATTOT, Numbers 30:2-32:42
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
The negotiations between Moses and two of the tribes in this week's Torah portion demonstrate the importance of communal balance.
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Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week's portion is filled with important verses, but the one that sages considered most important may surprise you.
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Balak, Numbers 22:2-25:9
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The story of Balaam, a non-Israelite prophet who blessed the Israelites even though he was hired to do the opposite, brings to mind a soul-stirring poem by Hayim Bialik that expresses the power of prayer.
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CHUKAT, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week's parsha, during which Moses strikes a rock with his rod to receive water, is an apt time to consider the global issue of water security.
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