Bamidbar

Bamidbar 5773 – Gilayon #798

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar – Chag Shavuot From thirty years up to fifty years old All who come to the army to do the task In the tent of the meeting (Bemidbar 4:3)   Thirty years old for strength. Over fifty, their strength diminishes. (Rashi Ibid. ibid.)   From twenty years old… all who come to the army in Israel – "Tsava' (Army) does not refer only to combat forces or to military service; nor is this the primary meaning of the word (see Parashat Bereishit...

Bamidbar 5772 – Gilayon #750

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar – Chag Shavuot He prepares a banquet for the righteous (From Akadamoth)   Rabbah said in the name of R. Johanan: The Holy One, blessed be He, will in time come to make a banquet for the righteous from the flesh of Leviathan; for it is said: Companions will make a banquet of it. 'Kerah' must mean a banquet; for it is said: And he prepared for them a great banquet and they ate and drank....

Bamidbar 5771 – Gilayon #703

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar Pray for the well-being* of Jerusalem; May those who love you be in peace. May there be peace between your ramparts, Peace in your citadels. (Psalms 122:6,7)     "Salem became His abode; Zion, His den". (Psalms 76:3)   Salem – This is Yerushalayim; perhaps it was so called because it is completely facing the Gate to Heaven, or because it is deserving of being in peace, or it was so called as...

Bamidbar 5770 – Gilayon #650

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar Make a count of the sons of Kohath from among the children of Levi by their families, according to their fathers' houses. From the age of thirty until the age of fifty, all who enter the service, to do work in the Tent of Meeting. The following is the service of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting-the Holy of Holies. (Bamidbar 4:2-4)   To do work – la'asot melakha – This is different...

Bamidbar 5769 – Gilayon #603

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar The children of Israel shall encamp, each man by his own camp and each man by his flag by their divisions. (Bamidbar 1:52)   The meaning of each man by his flag – that one flag's tribe should not mix with another's. (Ibn Ezra ad loc)   by his flag by their divisions: Degel did not originally mean a banner or flag, for that is the meaning of ot, as in each man by his...

Bamidbar 5768 – Gilayon #551

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar WHEN THE TABERNACLE IS SET TO TRAVEL, THE LEVITES SHALL DISMANTLE IT; AND WHEN THE TABERNACLE CAMPS, THE LEVITES SHALL ERECT IT; ANY OUTSIDER WHO APPROACHES SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH. (Bamidbar 1:51)   On another occasion it happened that a certain heathen was passing behind a Beit Midrash, when he heard the voice of a teacher reciting, And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod (Shemot 28)....

Bamidbar 5767 – Gilayon #497

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar EACH ONE BY ITS CONTINGENT, UNDER THE INSIGNIAS OF THE FATHER'S HOUSE, SHALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ENCAMP, AT A DISTANCE, AROUND THE TENT OF APPOINTMENT, SHALL THEY ENCAMP. (Bamidbar 2:2)   Of their fathers' house seems superfluous; it would have been sufficient to say, Each with his standard under the insignias shall Children of Israel camp. What does the expression their fathers' house come to teach? It is similar to that which is...

Bamidbar 5766 – Gilayon #448

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar WHEN THE TABERNACLE IS TO SET OUT, THE LEVITES SHALL TAKE IT DOWN, AND WHEN THE TABERNACLE IS TO BE PITCHED, THE LEVITES SHALL SET IT UP; ANY OUTSIDER WHO ENCROACHES SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH. THE ISRAELITES SHALL ENCAMP TROOP BY TROOP, EACH MAN WITH THIS DIVISION AND EACH UNDER HIS STANDARD. BUT THE LEVITES SHALL ENCAMP AROUND THE TABERNACLE OF THE PACT, THAT WRATH NOT STRIKE THE ISRAELITE COMMUNITY; THE LEVITES SHALL...

Bamidbar 5765 – Gilayon #397

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Bamidbar AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES, SAYING: DO NOT ON ANY ACCOUNT ENROLL THE TRIBE OF LEVI NOR TAKE A CENSUS OF THEM WITH THE ISRAELITES. (Bamidbar 1:48-49)   Do not on any account enroll the tribe of Levi When God told Moses, "Do not on any account enroll the tribe of Levi…," Moses was worried and said, "Could it be that there is something wrong with my tribe, that God does not want...

Bamidbar 5764 – Gilayon #342

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parashat Bamidbar WHEN THE TABERNACLE IS TO SET OUT, THE LEVITES SHALL TAKE IT DOWN, AND WHEN THE TABERNACLE IS TO BE PITCHED, THE LEVITES SHALL SET IT UP; ANY OUTSIDER WHO ENCROACHES SHAL BE PUT TO DEATH. THE ISRAELITES SHAL ENCAMP TROOP BY TROOP, EACH MAN WITH HIS DIVISION AND EACH UNDER HIS STANDARD. THE LEVITES, HOWEVER, SHALL CAMP AROUND THE TABERNACLE OF THE PACT, THAT WRATH MAY NOT STRIKE THE ISRAELITE COMMUNITY; THE LEVITES...