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There is something in Hashem’s command that doesn’t seem to fit – making them drink. If there was water, they would drink of their own accord; what was the role Moshe and Ahron played in “making them” drink? Perhaps Moshe made read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Our Sages teach that the divine Name of “Havaya,” which is spelled with the letters “Yod,” “Heh,” “Vav” and “Heh,” is the source of all blessing in the world. These four letters can be arranged in twelve different configurati read more »
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Ubney Korach Lo Metu - The children and students of Korach did not die, and are still here today to make more problems in the communities throughout the world. Money $$$, fame, honor, revenge and thirst for more is the force read more »
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by gTorah

This poses a difficulty. Note that when Eldad and Medad started prophesying that Yehoshua would take up the leadership, Yehoshua exclaimed that they should be imprisoned – he was furious at the mere suggestion that he would be read more »
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Miriam’s Skin Disease

At the end of this week’s portion (Behaalosecha), we catch a rare and fascinating glimpse into the interpersonal relationship of Moshe, his brother Aaron, and their sister Miriam.

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When Ahron is instructed to light the Menora, we find that the Torah emphasises something seemingly out of place:

דַּבֵּר, אֶל-אַהֲרֹן, וְאָמַרְתָּ, אֵלָיו: בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ, אֶת-הַנֵּרֹת, אֶל-מוּל פְּנֵי הַמְּנוֹרָה, יָאִירוּ שִׁבְעַת read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

(audio) Parashat Behaalotecha begins with the command concerning the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan, and Rashi comments that this command was given in order to “console” Aharon. The previous section – the final sectio read more »

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