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Chukat – “Decree Of”

This week's parasha is entitled, Chukat, which means "decree of" and covers Numbers 19:1 - 22:1.  I think that chapter 19 of this portion, concerning the sacrifice of the red heifer, contains one of the most intriguing and prophetic passages in the Torah. Today, I would like to focus on that chapter. The red heifer was designated as a type of

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Chukat – “Statute”

This week’s parashah is entitled Chukat meaning ‘statute’ or ‘regulation’. It covers Numbers 19:1 -22:1. It teaches us about the ordinance of the red Heifer, the water of purification, Israel’s wandering in the wilderness, the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, Moses’ sin, the bronze serpent and tells of Moses’ approaching death. Today I would like to focus on the red heifer

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Chukat – “Decrees or Ordinances”

Today’s Parasha is called Chukat (translated: Decrees or Ordinances) and covers Numbers 19:1-22:1. This morning we will concentrate on Chapter 20 and 21 In chapter 20, the death of Miriam takes place. After 37 years of wandering, the Jewish people are camped at Kadesh. Miriam’s burial is performed quickly, without much said about it. And now, once again, water has

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Chukat – “Decree Of”

This week's parasha is entitled, Chukat, which means "decree of" and covers Numbers 19:1-22:1.  This portion has one of the most interesting and intriguing passages in the Torah, the sacrifice of the red heifer in Numbers, Chapter 19.  In past parashas, our speakers have focused on the deaths of Miriam and Aaron in Chapter 20 and Moses striking the rock

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Chukat – “Decrees or Ordinances”

Today’s Parasha is called “Chukat” (translated: Decrees or Ordinances)and covers Numbers 19:1-22:1. Chapter 19 prescribes the offerings and ashes of the Red Heifer. This red female cow was to be used for purification. It had to be without any defect or blemish – meaning it was physically perfect and had no other colors on it. The sacrifice of the red

By |2017-01-30T21:42:59-04:00June 28th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chukat – “Decrees or Ordinances”

Chukat – “Decree Of”

This week's Parasha is titled Chukat or in English, “Decree of.” It encompasses Numbers 19 through 22:1. Last week's Torah reading, Korach, established the authority of Moses as the leader of Israel, as well as Aaron's authority over God's chosen priestly line. Parasha Chukat shares with us three distinct biblical accounts that the young Israeli nation experienced while in the

By |2017-01-30T21:43:52-04:00June 15th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chukat – “Decree Of”