Behaalotecha

Behaalotecha 5773 – Gilayon #800

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha And miriam was shup up outside the camp seven days, And the people did not journey onward Until miriam was gathered back in  (Bemidbar 12:15)   And the people did not journey onward – (Sotah 9) – This is the honor which the Omniscient bestowed upon her as reward for the hour she waited when Moshe was cast into the Nile, as is written (Shemot 2) 'And his sister stationed herself from afar etc."  (Rashi, ibid., ibid)   And the people did...

Behaalotecha 5772 – Gilayon #752

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha Or two days or a month or a year, when the cloud lingered over the Tabernacle to abide over it, the Israelites would camp and would not journey onward, and when it lifted, they would journey onward. By the lord's word they would camp and by the lord's word they would journey onward. (Bemidbar 9:22-23)   By the Lord's word they would camp – The purpose behind their encamping and travelling by the word of the...

Behaalotecha 5771 – Gilayon #705

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha When you draw up the lampwicks Towards the front of the lampstand let the seven lampwicks give light. (Bemidbar 8:2)   When you draw up the lampwicks – 'For you shall light my lamp' (Psalm 18) – Said the Children of Israel before the Holy One, Blessed Be He: Master of the Universe, you say that we shall light up before you, but you are the lamp of the world and light dwells with you! It...

Behaalotecha 5770 – Gilayon #652

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha But the multitude among them began to have strong cravings. Then even the children of Israel once again began to cry, and they said, "Who will feed us meat? We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt free of charge, the cucumbers and the watermelons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic. But now, our souls are dried out, for there is nothing at all; we have nothing but manna to look at."...

Behaalotecha 5769 – Gilayon #605

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha Speak to Aaron and say to him: "When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall cast their light toward the face of the menorah." (Bamidbar 8:2)   The seven lamps shall cast their light All seven will cast their light and emanate supernal light upon Israel. The light from the lamps on the right and the light of those on the left will face and be directed towards the center branch, which is the essence...

Behaalotecha 5768 – Gilayon #553

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha SPEAK TO AARON AND TELL HIM: WHEN YOU RAISE UP THE LAMPS, THE SEVEN LAMPS WILL GIVE LIGHT IN FRONT OF THE MENORAH. (Bamidbar 8:2)   When you raise up the lamps. "Why does the section dealing with the Menorah follow the dedication-offerings of the princes? The reason is that when Aaron saw the dedication-offerings of the princes, he became disheartened because neither he nor his tribe participated with them...

Behaalotecha 5767 – Gilayon #499

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha THE LORD SUDDENLY SAID TO MOSES, AARON AND MIRIAM, "GO OUT, ALL THREE OF YOU, TO THE TENT OF MEETING!" AND ALL THREE WENT OUT. THE LORD DESCENDED IN A PILLAR OF CLOUD AND STOOD AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE TENT. HE CALLED TO AARON AND MIRIAM, AND THEY BOTH WENT OUT. SO MIRIAM WAS CONFINED OUTSIDE THE CAMP FOR SEVEN DAYS, AND THE PEOPLE DID NOT TRAVEL UNTIL MIRIAM HAD BEEN GATHERED IN....

Behaalotecha 5766 – Gilayon #450

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha THEN MIRIAM AND AARON SPOKE OF MOSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE KUSHITE WOMEN WHOM HE HAD TAKEN, FOR HE HAD TAKEN A KUSHITE WOMAN. (Bamidbar 12:1)   The Kushite woman: Tziporah – who was unusual in her deeds and beauty, or an actual Kushite? It is written: A Shigayon of David, which he sang to the Lord, concerning Kush, a Benjaminite (Psalms 7). Was his name Kush? No, his name was Saul! Rather: just...

Behaalotecha 5765 – Gilayon #399

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Behaalotcha NOW THIS IS HOW THE MENORAH WAS MADE: IT WAS HAMMERED WORK OF GOLD, HAMMERED FROM BASE TO PETAL. ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN THAT THE LORD HAD SHOWN MOSES, SO WAS THE MENORAH MADE. (Bamidbar 8:4)   It was hammered When you mount the lamps – You find that Moses had more difficulty with the making of the Menorah than with any other of the Tabernacle's vessels, so much so that the Holy One...

Behaalotecha 5764 – Gilayon #344

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parashat Behaalotcha ON THE DAY THAT THE TABERNACLE WAS SET UP, THE CLOUD COVERED THE TABERNACLE, THE TENT OF THE PACT; AND IN THE EVENING IT RESTED OVER THE TABERNACLE IN THE LIKENESS OF FIRE UNTIL MORNING. IT WAS ALWAYS SO: THE CLOUD COVERED IT, APPEARING AS FIRE BY NIGHT. AND WHENEVER THE CLOUD LIFTED FROM THE TENT, THE ISRAELITES WOULD SET OUT ACCORDINGLY; AND AT THE SPOT WHERE THE CLOUD SETTLED, THERE THE ISRAELITES WOULD...