Parashat Korach


After Dathan and Abiram challenged Moses' leadership, he called them to a meeting but they rebuffed him: We will not go. Is it too little that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to put us to death in the wilderness...we will not go! And yet Moses persisted in trying

Parashat Korach2020-06-25T16:12:22+08:00

Parashat Shelach Lechah, Shabbat Mevarechim


The spies that Moses chose were all great men, explains Rashi, and yet Rashi seems to contradict this when he says that Moses prayed that his student Joshua would not follow them. In Rashi's retelling, Moses prayed that God would save Joshua from the advice of the spies. Sometimes the person is good, but their

Parashat Shelach Lechah, Shabbat Mevarechim2020-06-18T12:10:11+08:00

Parashat Beha’alotch


And I made the Levites wholly given to Aaron and to his sons from the midst of the Israelites to do the work of the Israelites in the Tent of Meeting, to atone for the Israelites, that there be no plague against the Israelites when the Israelites approach the sanctuary (Bamidbar 8:19). Five times this

Parashat Beha’alotch2020-06-11T19:15:18+08:00

Parashat Naso


The opening of this week’s parasha describes how the Levites transported the Tabernacle. Before they were moved, the sacred items were covered and it was the Priests – not the Levites – who did this: Aaron, and his sons, shall finish covering the tabernacle and all the vessels of the tabernacle when the camp journeys

Parashat Naso2020-06-05T12:06:59+08:00
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