No part of this translation may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval. Efrat, israel the entire house of israel wept over aaron numbers 20. Note that this is a very difficult pasuk to translate. Where in particular is the ritual of the red heifer prepared. Note how just about every english translation slightly varies in their attempt to interpret this verse, e. Note how just about every english translation slightly varies in their attempt to interpret.
You shall give it to eleazar, the priest, and he shall take it. Now, there is only one way to become purified of this level of impurityspecifically through the ashes of a red cow, as it states in the beginning of this weeks parshah. After the rebellion of korach, the people remained at ritmah for 19 years and then wandered in the desert for another 19 years,1 making 17 stops see figure 1. Bsd questions for parshat chukat 5777 by rabbi edward davis i.
In this torah portion, god instructs moses and aaron regarding. The weekly reading with hebrew, translation, transliteration and chanting. Moses is given the unusual ritual law chukat hatorah of the red. Chukat, hukath, or chukkas hebrew for decree, the ninth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah is the 39th weekly torah portion, parashah in the annual jewish cycle of torah. Though we may challenge the severity of moses and aarons punishment, we affirm sacredness by trying to comprehend it. Note as well that just about every english translation translates this pasuk in a different manner. Facebook twitter by shlomo riskin gd spoke to moses and aaron, saying, this is the ordinance chukat of the torah which gd has commanded, saying. Questions and concepts for parsha chukat numbers 19. Increasing translation productivity and efficiency through translation software specialized software for translation is being increasingly used by translators to help speed up the translation process and. Yet it is chock full of interesting halachot and interesting narrative, much of which. According to jewish tradition, these instructions were initially given to moses in the second year of the exodus, on nisan 1, the day the mishkan tabernacle was first erected, but appear at this point in the narrative because of the need to purify the people after miriams death mentioned in the following chapter. Parshat parah is read before pesach when the jews coming to the temple for the holiday would be purified with the ashes of the red heifer, parah adumah ask a rabbi any questions you have on.
The water was named meribah, meaning quarrel or contention. Why was moses, the greatest prophet who ever lived and. What does the word perfect temima mean in this context. There is another point of view, expressed in this portion, chukat, which indicates that the peoples. Ancient greek and roman swords 1908 illustration from chamberss twentieth century dictionary of the english language. God said to moses and aaron, speak to the sons of israel and find a completely red cow on which there is no blemish and no yoke has ever come. More secrets of the torah with rabbi eliezer berland, shlita. This shabat we read parshat chukat, the shortest parsha in sefer bamidbar, consisting of numbers 19. There is another point of view, expressed in this portion, chukat, which indicates that the peoples birthplace is in the wilderness. In lesson 55 of likutey moharan, rebbe nachman says the following.
The next historical event that the torah records is the death of miriam, which took place at the end of these 38 years. Public source sheets on tagged with chukat, drawing from sefarias library of jewish texts. Zot chukat hatorah ashertsivah adonay lemor daber elbeney yisrael veyikchu eleycha farah adumah tmimah asher eynbah mum asher loalah aleyha ol. The book of shoftim, is replete with experiences during which the jewish people followed the foreign influences of their canaanite neighbors. In this torah portion, god instructs moses and aaron regarding the red heifer. And parshat chukat also records the death of miriam, whose life has been consistently entwined with images of wateras she watches over her baby brother moses floating in the nile, as she leads the. This week in the chukat haftorah, the text describes how the people of israel were attacked by the nation of ammon. Introduction and menu navigating the bible world ort. This shabbat, explore parashat chukat with your tween. In response to this, hashems policy was to incite foreign nations into war with the jewish people. Used and adapted by ccar press with permission from the jewish publication society and the university of nebraska press.
Preorder here sacks has produced a work of extraordinary depth, beauty, urgency, and erudition. Order now uk order now row, except uscanada out in the uscanada on 1st september 2020. This weeks parshah is parshat chukat and talks about a lot of topics. Shoftim 11 this weeks haftorah sheds a ray of light on our dark and troublesome exile. These laws are for the ritual purification of one who comes into contact with death. Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it. Torah reading, haftarah, links to audio and commentary. Therefore, if by using the same tools of parshanut i.
Chukat, hukath, or chukkas is the 39th weekly torah portion, parashah in the. You can see general items newest, most popular and related shiurim for your topic,collections to view the various topics found within your topic, featured the shiurim handselected by our editors that we. Chukat 5776 parasha insights weekly harav shmuel goldin, chief rabbi rabbi chaim poupko, associate rabbi rabbi morty kuessous, assistant rabbi published by. The translation there has been edited for this dvar torah. Bsd questions for parshat chukat 5775 by rabbi edward davis i.1445 392 1005 689 1037 759 524 1489 1028 675 543 1382 1347 246 1128 431 149 1244 1461 444 146 1457 221 195 866 464 1334 589 1168 266 1095 234 198 577 34 613 1151 1230 172 326 284 141 1284 732 839 252