June 17, 2018

Chukat

This week’s sedra describes some of the events of the fortieth and final year of the Israelites’ journeying through the desert.

These events include the deaths of Miriam and Aharon, and Moses’s error in (according to our principal rabbinic commentator, Rashi) hitt...

June 10, 2018

Rashi explains that there were many ideological strands to Korach’s rebellion against Moses’s leadership. One was a cry of egalitarianism - “All the congregation are entirely holy (Rashi: all heard directly from God at Mount Sinai) and why do you make yourself ruler ov...

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