Bamidbar – Of Mountains and Valleys

Why does the Torah go into such detail in describing the location and specific date that Hashem commanded Moshe to count the Jewish people? What is the idea that righteousness is associated with a mountain, while judgment and wickedness are associated with a pit of darkness? What is the relationship between the darkness that the wicked people seek to cloak their deeds and the darkness of this place of depth? Why does Hashem shroud the date of the destruction of the Temple with vagueness, while in contrast, bringing great detail to the date of the counting, which connotes the greatness of the Jewish people?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time: 20:27

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