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Chukat (Law)

Chukat

Numbers 19:1 to 22:1 Thirty-eight years have passed since last week’s parsha. A lot has changed. Most of the Israelites who left Egypt have died. The deaths of Miriam and Aaron are told in the text. Moses learns he will not enter the Promised Land. This week’s parsha begins with a detailed discussion of the […]

Chukat – Torah In Haiku

The humble Moses … Suddenly is arrogant … God is not happy — Numbers 20:10-12 Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation in front of the rock; and he said to them, “Listen, you rebels, shall we get water for you out of this rock?” And Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with […]

Chukat (Law)

Chukat

Numbers 19:1 to 22:1 After Miriam’s death the people had no water. Upon examination of both Torah and Midrash we see why the reaction of Moses to this shortage of water explains why he couldn’t lead the people into the Promised land …. And why Miriam is more significant that the text indicates. And the […]

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