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Summing up forty years

Moshe communicates a message to the generation in the desert and about to enter an unknown land, and he resonates on for eternity.

Summing up forty years

The heat of summer

The Israelites traversed the desert in the heat of many summers. What gave them the strength for 42 journeys? What can we take from it?

The heat of summer

The parasha for politicians: 'Whatever he says, he must do'

Just as there is chillul Shabbat or desecrating Shabbat, there is also chillul dibur or desecrating our speech by not doing what we say..

The parasha for politicians: 'Whatever he says, he must do'

Shlach: Testing God

The people’s relationship with the Creator was dysfunctional and it seems they did not share Hs program for their future.

Shlach: Testing God

Behaalotcha: Towards Israel

The sequence of breaking camp and travelling is not random or capricious: there are reasons for the Tribes travelling in formation.

Behaalotcha: Towards Israel

Chaos is back

The deep meaning of the world "midbar" - translated "desert", but whose root is the same as that of speech - and more insights in Judaism.

Chaos is back

The fight is part of the Mitzvah

Why didn’t Hashem send the Israelites to a part of the world that was empty ,where we wouldn’t have to battle for our very survival? Opinion

The fight is part of the Mitzvah

The forty year-long Ulpan

During their forty years of desert wandering, the most crucial lessons of Israel's essence were tested and learned.

The forty year-long Ulpan

The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

Did God really want us to simply accept the gracious gift from His outstretched hand so that our faith would grow and deepen?

The essential ingredient in Manna: Faith

Forty years in the sukka

Forty years of living in sukkot were a lesson in what this world really is. They woke up every day to see flimsy walls blowing in the wind.

Forty years in the sukka

Our generation is, in its own way, that of the Book of Numbers.

Numbers separates the slave-generation which left Egypt from the free desert-generation. Which generation are we?

Our generation is, in its own way, that of the Book of Numbers

Fluffy Lemon Custard

Creamy, airy lemon custard is a light and refreshing finale to a heavy Shabbat meal.

Fluffy Lemon Custard