Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Beha’alotecha, 8:1-12:16
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
When the people complain in this week’s portion, Beha’alo­techa, one of their main complaints is about the food. They want meat, and reminisce about the food they enjoyed in Egypt: fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. And they complain about the food they do have: manna. “There is nothing at all! Nothing but this manna to look to!”
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NASO, Numbers 4:21-7:89
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon examines the verses that serve as the source of the mitzvah for Kohanim to bless the Jewish people every day.
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B’Midbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
B'Midbar is the first portion of the fourth book of the Torah. The word means "in the wilderness," and "aptly captures the challenges the book describes,” says Professor Tamara Eskenazi.
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B’hukkotai, Leviticus 25:1-27:34
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week’s Torah reading draws a strong connection between our spiritual lives and our physical lives.
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Emor, Leviticus 21:1-24:23
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Parshah Emor contains two sets of instructions. The first is for the priests, outlining what they need to do to offer sacrifices. The second instructions are for the Israelite people. They talk about how to live in the sacred time of the festivals and holidays.
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