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Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Preparing the Mishkan for transport required covering all the utensils. While most of the items were covered by the tachash (4:8, 10, 12, 14), a beautiful and durable covering, the Aron was covered...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 6th Aliyah

G-d tells Moshe to count every firstborn male and have each one replaced by a Levi in service to G-d (3:40–41). After instructing Moshe to count the firstborn, Moshe is instructed to “take the...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 5th Aliyah

G-d asks Moshe to count the tribe of Levi, starting with boys aged thirty days and older. Why would the minimum age for the Levi cen- sus be different from those of the regular census (men aged...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 4th Aliyah

The Torah lists the descendants of Aharon and Moshe “on the day that G-d spoke to Moshe at Sinai” and then enumerates only Aharon’s sons (3:1–2). Many commentaries (and a few tractates) ask why the...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 3rd Aliyah

Parashas Bamidbar lists the grouping and order in which the people camped and traveled in the desert. Rabbi Frand points out two very curious names for the tribes of Asher and Naftali (2:27–29)....

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 2nd Aliyah

Bamidbar begins with a count of the Jewish men, which many commentaries describe as a display of affection by G-d. After giving the census results, G-d tells Moshe to exclude the Leviim from the...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Parashas Bamidbar relays five censuses of the Jewish people: per tribe, per flag, members of Levi who were at least one month old, the firstborn of every family, and the count of the Leviim ages...