Bimidbar – intensifying relationships

What is the significance of the fact that the Torah introduces the counting of the people of Israel by informing us that Hashem spoke to Moshe in the desert of Sinai and the mishkan? Why were the Levites needed to act as a buffer between the rest of the Jewish people and the sanctuary? Why was the tribe of Levi counted separately from the rest of the nation? Why did the family of Kehas, which carried the holiest vessels of the Mishkan have to wait until the High Priest and his sons put them away? What is the status of a non-Jew who learns Torah? What is the correct approach to our more intense and intimate relationships?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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