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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Korach B’midbar(Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Torah Portion: Korach B’midbar(Numbers) 16:1-18:32

Haftorah Reading I Samuel 11:14-12:22

This week we read a Torah portion that begs the question, why? Why, after the catastrophe of the sending of the spies, would something like Korach’s rebellion happen? Maybe a clue can be found in the two opening words, in Hebrew, of our portion. In Hebrew this passage begins with the words, “Korach took.” Korach found people who were vulnerable to his arguments. They were men from the tribe of Rueben, Dothan and Aviram were among them. If you remember, the tribe of Reuben was displaced from the normal privileges of the first born because of his sin against his father Jacob. That place of the first born was given to Judah.

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Shelach (Send) B’midbar(Numbers) 13:1-15:41

Torah Portion: Shelach (Send) B’midbar(Numbers) 13:1-15:41

Haftorah Reading Joshua 2:1-24

Tonight, we study a Torah portion that is possibly one of the saddest portions we will look at this entire year. It is mainly concerned with the sin of the scouts. As a result of their mission Israel had to spend another forty years in the desert rather than being in the Land of Promise.

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Beha’alotcha (When You Lift Up) B’midbar(Numbers) 8:1-12:16

Torah Portion: Beha’alotcha (When You Lift Up) B’midbar(Numbers) 8:1-12:16  Haftorah Reading Zechariah 2:14-4:7

Tonight, our reading covers a wide range of subjects. We begin with the instructions for lighting the golden menorah in the Mishkan or Tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. We also read of the men who came to Moshe and pleaded for a chance to keep Passover since they were unclean from being in contact with a dead body during the holiday. This portion also covers the order the tribes were to be in when it came time, at G-d’s direction, for them to move.

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