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Category: Bamidbar

Redeeming the Firstborn as an Opportunity for Spiritual Commitment

by Rabbi Avi WeissPosted on May 19, 2016

The Torah, in parshat Bamidbar, alludes to the redemption of the first born son (Numbers 3:40-51). Originally, the eldest son in each family was designated to serve in the Temple. After the eldest in the family faltered by participating in the sin of the golden calf, the Temple work was transferred to the tribe of Continue Reading »

Setting Up to Move Out

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on May 21, 2015

Prepared for publication from remarks made at the 2015 YCT Annual Tribute Dinner in honor of Sharon and Steven Lieberman. Many people today would be happy to set up camp at the foot of Har Sinai permanently. Just think about what it was like: We had received all the mitzvot; the Mishkan was built; the Continue Reading »

A Thought on the Parasha

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on May 23, 2014

Feel free to download and print the Parasha sheet and share it with your friends and family: Click here: Parashat Bamidbar In parashat Bamidbar, the Torah tells us just how to construct a community that has God and Torah at its center. God’s command, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary and I will dwell in their Continue Reading »

A Thought on the Parsha

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on May 10, 2013

Feel free to download and print this week’s Parsha Sheet and share it with your friends and family: Click here:  Parshat Bamidbar   This week, when we move from sefer Vayikra to sefer Bamidbar, we are finally moving away from Har Sinai, where Bnei Yisrael have been encamped for almost a year. From the middle of Shemot through the Continue Reading »

Selfish Kedusha and Selfless Kedusha

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on June 2, 2011

After the organizing of the camp  with the mishkan at its center – the focus on parshat Bamidbar, this parsha focuses on what it means to be outside the mishkan, to be in the camp, and to continue to orient oneself to God’s presence. This is clearly the concern of the parsha of sending out Continue Reading »

Chuppah and Har Sinai

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on August 6, 2009

When we move from sefer Vayikra to sefer Bamidbar, we are finally moving away from Har Sinai, where Bnei Yisrael have been for almost a year. From the middle of Shemot through the end of Vayikra, they have been encamped at the foot of Har Sinai, having received the Torah, mitzvot and the laws, and Continue Reading »