Essays •July 27th, 2015• 2 Comments
Throughout the Chumash, G-d instructs Moses to count the Jewish people on 4 separate occasions so much so that the fourth book is called “Book of Countings”
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In the Book of Shmot, G-d counts and names the Children of Israel as they head into Egypt and again at their deaths to show His infinite love for them.
In the Torah portion Pinchas, Moses was instructed to take a census of the Jewish people in the desert. Counting numbers is easy, counting souls not so much
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The Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) and the overall 10 censuses are devoted to the absolute value of counting: the indispensability & worth of each human being.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 14th, 2005• 19 Comments
In one verse in Parshat Balak “Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the seed of Israel?” the prophet Balaam tells us the secret of immortality