Korach - weekly Torah portion

We all remember well the tale of Korah’s rebellion. He and his followers rise against the leadership of Moses and Aaron and die because of their false accusations. However the lesson has not been learned. “ But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, ‘You are the ones who have caused the death of the Lord’s people.’” Really?! That is what happened?! The facts as the story goes were the Moses and Aaron got a marvelous offer, “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.” But these leaders who were just accused by Korah and his men, do something different, “they fell on their faces and said, ‘O

Behaalotcha- weekly Torah portion

Complaints, more complaints, and even further complaints. God has it easy in these cases, “Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.” As if that is not enough, the story continues with even more bickering from the riffraff that came with the Israelites and “had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, ‘Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic’”. God does not take this

Nesa- weekly Torah portion

This week we read from the Book of Numbers the section “Naso” that includes two interesting topics that appear one after the other. The first is that of a man who suspects his wife is unfaithful to him. “If any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him, and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act, if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself, the man shall then br

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