“Shabbat Shalom” – Chukat 5778

Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “This is the statute of the law which God commanded, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer’” (Num. 19:1–2). One of the most profound mysteries of the Bible is the rite of the red heifer, called a chok …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Chukat 5778

Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1) Rabbi David Stav “The entire congregation of the children of Israel arrived at the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people settled in Kadesh”. The Torah never specifies when the main events of this incident transpire. Indeed, there is no mention of which year of their desert …

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