Monthly Archives: July 2016

Pinchas: the voice of the Urim today

“Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,“Let the LORD, Source of the breath of all flesh, appoint someone over the community who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them … Continue reading

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Balak: Blessings from outside the camp

The story of Balak and Balaam is one of the few parashiot (Torah portions) that are named after non-Israelites.  It’s a strange one, to be sure.  Right in the middle of the wilderness, we get our own version of Shrek. … Continue reading

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