Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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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Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32, 29:9-15
By:
Rabbi Fred V. Davidow
The story of Korach's failed rebellion against Moses teaches a humbling lesson of humility.
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Shelach, Numbers 13:1-15:41
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
For Rabbi Shmuel Jablon, this parshat describing how a negative report from the men sent to scout out the land of Israel kept the Jewish people wandering in the desert for 40 years, is a fitting backdrop to announce his plans to make aliyah this summer.
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