Weekly Portion


Weekly Portion: Parshat Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1


Weekly Portion: Parshat Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1

Another week of action, adventure and mystery as the Jewish people wander the desert in their 38th year. First, the laws of the red heifer (Parah Adumah) which was burnt with cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet thread. The …

Weekly Portion: Korach, Numbers 16:1 – 18:32


Weekly Portion: Korach, Numbers 16:1 – 18:32

There are two rebellions this week. First, Korach, a Levite, was passed over for the leadership of his tribe and then challenges Moshe over the position of High Priest. No good rebellion can be “sold” as a means for personal …

Weekly Portion: Shelach, Numbers 13:1 – 15:41


Weekly Portion: Shelach, Numbers 13:1 – 15:41

The Jewish people received the Torah on Mt. Sinai and were ready to enter the land of Israel. There was a consensus of opinion amongst the people that we should send spies to see if it was feasible to conquer …

Weekly Portion: Be’halot’cha (Numbers 8-12)


Weekly Portion: Be’halot’cha (Numbers 8-12)

Aharon is commanded in the lighting of the Menorah, the Levites purify themselves for service in the Tabernacle (they trained from age 25-30 and served from age 30-50). The first Pesach is celebrated since leaving Egypt. The Almighty instructs the

Weekly Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)


Weekly Portion: Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

This week’s portion includes further job instructions to the Levites, Moshe is instructed to purify the camp in preparation for the dedication of the Mishkan, the Portable Sanctuary.

Then four laws relating to the Cohanim (priests) are given: 1) …


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