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Bamidbar – “In The Desert”

The parasha for last week is entitled Bamidbar, meaning “In The Desert,” and it covers Numbers 1:1 - 4:20. The English name, Numbers, is because this book contains statistics, such as population figures, the totals of the priests and Levites, and other numerical data. And, this name comes from the two census’ that were taken of Israel in the wilderness.

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Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

This week we begin the book of Numbers with Parashat Bamidbar which translates to “In The Wilderness”.  This parasha covers Chapter 1 through Chapter 4:20. These chapters contain censuses, encampment instructions, and duties for the special tribe, the Levites. Numbers begins with the Lord commanding Moses to take a census of the tribes of Israel.  Moses, with help from the

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Bamidbar – “In the Wilderness”

Today’s parasha is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness” and begins the book of Numbers covering Numbers 1:1-4:20. A little over a year has passed since Israel had left Egypt.  They had been encamped at Mt. Sinai while God has been preparing them to march into the Promised Land.  When they first left Egypt, they were a disorganized mass of former

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Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

This week we begin the book of Numbers with Parashat Bamidbar which translates to “In The Wilderness” and covers Chapter 1 through Chapter 4:20. These chapters contain censuses, encampment instructions, and duties for the special tribe, the Levites.  In this parasha we see the Lord’s involvement in every aspect of our lives and our need for a mediator between God

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BaMidbar – “In The Wilderness”

This week’s Torah portion is called BaMidbar, “In the Wilderness”. In the English versions of the Bible this book of the Torah is named “Numbers” because it begins with a census. BaMidbar covers Numbers 1-4:20. It begins with Adonai speaking to Moses in the wilderness, this being the Sinai desert or in Hebrew; the Arabah. Now a year and two

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Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

This week we begin the book of Numbers with Parashat Bamidbar which translates to “In The Wilderness”.  This parasha covers Chapter 1 through Chapter 4:20. These chapters contain censuses, encampment instructions, and duties for the special tribe, the Levites.  While Bamidbar contains no commandments it is still an interesting and important parasha. Numbers begins with the Lord commanding Moses to

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Bamidbar – “In The Wilderness”

The Parasha for this week is entitled Bamidbar, meaning "In the wilderness" and covers Numbers 1:1-4:20. In Bamidbar we begin the fourth book of the Torah. “In The Wilderness” tells the story of the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert. It contains stories, laws and genealogies. The English name, “Numbers” is a reflection of the statistical material which opens the

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