Posts tagged Sinai

B‘midbar (In the Wilderness)

B'midbar -In the Wilderness

Numbers 1:1 to 4:20 B’midbar – Numbers … two meaningful titles for the fourth book of Torah. Each name presents a different aspect of this text. Again, both the English and Hebrew titles tell us a great deal about the future content. Numbers – The parsha we read this week begins with a census of […]

Mishpatim (Rules)

Mishpatim

Exodus 21:1 to 24:15 Torah presents 613 laws. The purpose of most is clear. However, many seem dated or have no practical purpose. How are we to view and practice these laws? In last week’s text the Israelite people received the Ten Commandments. The parsha ended with God speaking to Moses: “Thus shall you say […]

Yitro – Torah in Haiku

Yitro

Two days to prepare … Before God descends Sinai … The Presence revealed — Exodus 19:10-11 God said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow … Let them be ready for the third day; for on the third day God will come down, in the sight of all the people, […]

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