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Beha’alotekha 5762

by Joshua Rabin Much of the world's recognition of very cultures, religions and nations have become recognize by various national symbols, such as the bald eagle for the United States or the maple leaf for Canada. The Jewish people, as well, have become recognized by...

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Beha’alotekha 5770

by Charlene Thrope In this week's parsha, Beha'alotkha, the Israelites begin complaining. Instead of appreciating manna, the delicious and miraculous food they are blessed with every day, the Israelites express a desire to return to Egypt. Moses becomes upset because of his people's...

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Naso 5758

by Ali Kaufman This week, parashat Naso, is the longest parasha in the whole Torah. There are 176 verses in this parasha. Throughout this portion it discusses the census that is being taken. At the beginning of the portion the Lord speaks onto Moses telling him the...

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Naso 5762

by Hadar Schwartz Shabbat Shalom! This Shabbat we read Parashat Naso. In Parashat Naso, we read about the treatment of a woman who has been accused of adultery, a Nazir, and about the Birkat Cohanim, among many other fascinating topics. The beginning of Parashat Naso focuses...

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Naso 5769

by Ron Shapiro June 6, 2009/14 Sivan 5769 Every year on Hanukkah, many family members tend to give my brother and I the same gift. While appreciative, I am often confused since my brother and I are nothing alike. This Shabbat we read Parashat Naso, which...

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Naso 5770

by Emily Mostow This week, we read parshat Naso. In Naso, we receive the laws of the Nazir, as it says: “Hashem speaks to Moshe, saying, ‘Speak to B’nai Yisrael and say to them, a man or a woman who shall set him/herself apart by ...

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Bamidbar 5762

by Alexandra Bicks Shabbat Shalom! This week's parasha, Bamidbar, is one of the most famous in the whole Torah because it consists mainly of a very detailed list of numbers (hence the English name for this Sefer, the book of Numbers). This list...

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Bamidbar 5769

by Judah Kerbel May 23, 2009/29 Iyar 5769 It is with renewed strength that we begin a new sefer this Shabbat, Sefer Bamidbar (the Book of Numbers). The word “Bamidbar” means “in the desert,” a name extremely fitting for the events of the fourth book of the...

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Bamidbar 5770

by Alex Krule This is a very exciting week in terms of Torah readings; we begin the fourth book of the Torah: Bamidbar. The English name for Bamidbar is “Numbers,” but this never made any sense to me. In Hebrew, bamidbar means “in the desert/wilderness.” Now,...

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