Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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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Beha’alotcha, Numbers 8:1-12:15
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
The instructions found in the Torah for lighting the lamp inside the holy shrine that the Israelites created to worship God raise many questions that encourage us to seek deeper meaning within the text.
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