Archive for the Torah Portion Category

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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Life’s Little Interruptions

The angel of the LORD appeared on the road with a drawn sword to stop him. To Balaam the angel was invisible, but the donkey on which Balaam was riding could see the angel. To avoid the angel with the drawn sword, the donkey veered from the […]

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