This week’s study guide continues an ongoing conversation about how to divide the land of Israel for the tribes of the Israelites.
Parashat Masei opens with a long list of all the encampments of the Israelites in the wilderness and discusses a lyric of love.
At the end of the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness, Moshe’s job is terminated prematurely. This explores Moshe’s forced retirement.
In Parashat Balak, the Moabite king Balak hires Bilaam to curse his Israelite neighbors. Bilaam notices the prevention of the unwanted gaze.
The study guide for Parashat Chukat focuses on the Israelites passing through the land and their relationship with other regions.
This week’s parashah, Chukat, focuses on the story of Moshe hitting the rock, choosing not to spare the rod, to get water.
Our parashah is bookended by the story of the spies and tzitzit. This leads to a discussion on the obligation of mitzvot.
This week’s study guide looks at the complaints of Bnei Yisrael, as they are wandering through the desert, and what is behind this.