The study guide for Parashat Pinchas investigates the division of the land of Israel among the twelve tribes of the nation.
At the end of the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness, Moshe’s job is terminated prematurely. This explores Moshe’s forced retirement.
This week’s parashah, Chukat, focuses on the story of Moshe hitting the rock, choosing not to spare the rod, to get water.
Korach led a rebellion against Moshe (and Aaron). Ahead of the incense trial, Korach gathers the congregation against Moshe and Aaron.
Korach and his followers, a rebellion undermining the leadership of Moshe and Aaron, teach about disputation without denigration.
Our parashah is bookended by the story of the spies and tzitzit. This leads to a discussion on the obligation of mitzvot.
Behaalotcha describes the appointment of seventy elders to help judge the people and leadership in terms of the phrase “lamps give light.”
The study guide for Parashat Naso presents commentaries from Rashi and Hizkuni to explore the building of the Mishkan.
In this week’s parashah we learn that the Israelites traveled through the wilderness like a troop of soldiers or a marching band.
This final Shabbat before Pesach, Shabbat HaGadol, our haftarah positions us, juxtaposing Moses with the future coming of Elijah.
When we lash out angrily at others, it is not really we who are speaking, but the evil inclination that takes control of us from within.
This week’s study guide focuses on the consecration of Aaron and his sons and Kohanim and what that means.
At start of Leviticus, the Mishkan becomes the domain of Aaron and the priests, who are responsible for the system of sacrificial worship.
God created the world but it was not complete until a home was made for God. These homes come in the forms of the Mishkan and the Temple.
Parashat Pekudei describes the construction of the Mishkan in accordance with the specific instructions given by God to Moshe.
Ezekiel is rather similar to Moses. Both of them serve God and Israel outside of the land of Israel. This week’s Haftarah explores that.