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Beha'alotcha

Nostalgia for the Familiar

Manna was the perfect food provided directly from heaven. In actuality, there was nothing wrong with the manna except that it wasn’t fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. Because it was not what they desired, they spurned it, even though it was given of God.

Manna was the perfect food provided directly from heaven. In actuality, there was nothing wrong with the manna except that it wasn’t fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. Because it was not what they desired, they spurned it, even though it was given of God.

Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
From Previous Weeks

Erasing God's Name

In this portion, why does the Torah command the priest to erase the curse from the scroll into the water? God's holy Name appears twice in the curse. The sages teach that God is so concerned for peace between a husband and wife that He is even willing for His own Name to be erased to bring it about (Sifre 17).

House of the Father

The census in the wilderness illustrates the family structure and relationship of the nation of Israel. All the children of Israel were one large family. The hierarchical family relationships reveal the Bible's patriarchal worldview.

The Curse of the Torah

The ultimate curse of the law is death—not mortal death—but eternal separation from God. According to Paul, the curse of the Torah brings condemnation in the eternal court of judgment. The Messiah took upon Himself the curse of condemnation and death, and He redeems us from that condemnation.

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