A Thousand Words – May 18, 2020

During normal times, 20-25 people could sign up for a trip the winding streets of Jerusalem’s Nachlaot neighborhood to hear famed Israeli storyteller Jacky Levy share historical tales about the old-time residents. But these aren’t normal times. Social distancing and mask-wearing, exacerbated by the record-breaking heat wave across Israel, meant that the tours have been …

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Bamidbar: “Take the Levites”

Rav Yoni Rosensweig

Parashat Bamidbar: “Take the Levites” Why does the Torah go to such lengths to keep the Levites completely separate from the rest of the Israelites? Why did it order a separate census of the Levites? Rabbi Yoni Rosensweig, Faculty of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum Parashat Bamidbar contains technical lists of …

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