Archive for the Torah Portion Category

Like the Stars of Heaven

Moses observed that the children of Israel were an innumerable host, like the stars of heaven. This was the fulfillment of a promise God had made to Abraham. One night Abraham was in his tent when God appeared to him in a vision and said, “Do not […]

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The Land of Israel

Numbers 34 sketches out the borders for the land of Israel, which Joshua was to distribute among the nine and a half tribes that remained to be settled. The tribes of Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh had already made claim to territories east […]

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The Man for the Job

Why did Moses pray, “God of all Spirits of all flesh” when requesting a new leader for Israel? Rashi explains that Moses said to the LORD, “Master of the Universe! The personality of every human is revealed before you, and you know that no two are exactly […]

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