Posts tagged B’haalot’cha


  Moses gets God’s help … The people suffer God’s wrath … The difference? One word. —  This week’s portion is full of complaints. The people complain, “If only we had meat to eat!” (Numbers 11:4). Moses complains, “I cannot carry all this people by myself … If You would deal thus with me, kill […]

B’haalot’cha (When you put up)


Numbers 8:1 to 12:16 The Israelites are full of complaints. We learn about the people’s desire for a greater variety of food and Miriam’s complaints against Moses. Additional complaints will follow in future text. This week’s text can be divided into three differing sections: First, a continuation of laws for the community… The second section, […]

B’haalot’cha – Tora...


​ Two inverted nuns … Something unique in Torah … What is the meaning? —   B’haalot’cha contains one of those intriguing scribal oddities that appear occasionally in Torah. Sometimes it’s a letter written larger or smaller (Shema being the best known example). Sometimes it’s special spacing of words such as we see with the […]

B’haalot’cha (When you mo...

Numbers 8:1 to 12:16 The Israelites begin their journeys from Mt. Sinai. Almost from the start the complaining begins and doesn’t stop. This angers God. With all of the material needs of the people met by God, why do the people complain? The title of this parsha refers to mounting of the lamps on the […]

B’haalot’cha-Torah in Hai...

​ Miriam, Aaron … Complain about their brother … The humble Moses —-   Displaying anger … G-d punishes Miriam … Turning her skin white —-   But Moses reacts … With compassion, not anger … Prays for her healing —— In the story that concludes this week’s portion, we find an example of how […]

B’haalot’cha(When you put...

Numbers 8:1 to 12:6 The Israelites leave Mt. Sinai and begin their journeys to the Promised Land. But they don’t proceed with a common voice. There are many complaints against Moses and God for which the people are severely punished.   “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to Aaron and say to him, […]

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