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Torah soldiers and Mishkan soldiers

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Chumash Bamidbar [the Book of Numbers] relates the account of the Jewish people’s long journey through the wilderness, from Mt. Sinai to the gates of the Promised

Into the fiftieth gate

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Of the fifty gates of understanding, there are only forty-nine gates that a human being can attain, as the sages teach us, “Fifty gates of

On Folly and Straying

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In Parashat Naso, the parashah of sotah (the unfaithful wife) begins with the words, “Any man whose wife strays.” The verb “stray” (תִּשְׂטֶה) is the key word in this passage

Look into the mirror

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“Miriam and Aharon spoke about Moses…” Miriam the Prophetess and Aharon the High Priest criticized their younger brother, Moses, for separating from his wife (as

Rectifying the sin of the spies

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Parashat Shelach begins with the words, “Send yourself men to survey the land of Canaan….” What was the purpose of this assignment? There is obviously no

The budding redemption

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Korach began a rebellion against Moses’ and Aharon’s leadership. He succeeded in recruiting to his ranks hundreds of men who joined him in his claim

Time-Warped Vision

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Some people live out their lives as if they were in a movie. Balaam tried to cut the movie in-between frames Balak was the Moabite

Judaism begins at home

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Jewish genealogy has become something of an art. There are many internet sites that can help you chart your family history and discover long-lost relatives

This land is mine

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On the way to the Holy land Last minute preparations are being made towards the Jewish people’s entry into the Promised Land. The excitement is

The blessing hidden in the rebuke

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In the final book of the Pentateuch, Sefer Devarim (the book of Deuteronomy), Moses recounted the events that happened to the Jewish people following their Exodus from

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