Matos-Masei – Stops on the Journey

Why does Hashem instruct Moshe to ‘reminisce’ about the many stops along the journey through the wilderness, especially in light of the Midrash’s statement that all these places were spots where the Jewish people angered Hashem? Why does the midrash state that in the future the wilderness will become inhabited and the habitation will become…

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Bamidbar-Shavuos – Destination Within the Journey

Why is the parsha of Bamidbar always read right before the holiday of Shavuos? What is the parallel between the journey of the Jewish people through the wilderness and the counting from Pesach to Shavuos? What is greater – the traveling and counting or reaching the destination? What is the paradox of counting or journeying…

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