The Working Life

The Working Life

Jun 6, 2014 By Lilly Kaufman | Commentary | Beha'alotekha

In my family, we are not the retiring type—although we do tend toward shyness.

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New Generation, Old Leaders

New Generation, Old Leaders

May 24, 2013 By Ute Steyer | Commentary | Beha'alotekha

To paraphrase Moses’s meltdown in Numbers 11:11–15, “Lord! I’m so done with them! I can’t take it anymore. These people are nothing but a bunch of whinging losers.” Yet the People are doing what they have been doing since day one of the Exodus: complaining. About the lack of water, the lack of food, and now the lack of meat. So why is Moses losing his temper so completely this time?

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Humility

Humility

Jun 5, 2015 By Judith Greenberg | Commentary | Beha'alotekha

While wandering in the wilderness, when God’s cloud of glory rests on the Tabernacle, Israel dwells in their camp. When the cloud lifts, they journey onward. In the first half of this week’s parashah, Beha’alotekha, life is orderly and peaceful, with each tribe and each leader in their place in the procession.

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Lessons From the Wilderness

Lessons From the Wilderness

Jun 13, 2009 By Arnold M. Eisen | Commentary | Beha'alotekha

Powerful images of authority dominate this week’s Torah portion. How do these images relate to contemporary readers who—despite our distance from the events in the wilderness—remain part of the people Israel’s progress toward the Promised Land? 

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Beha’alotekha

Beha’alotekha

Jan 1, 1980

14 Shout for joy, Fair Zion! For lo, I come; and I will dwell in your midst–declares the Lord.

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Beha’alotekha

Beha’alotekha

Jan 1, 1980

1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Speak to Aaron and say to him, “When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.”

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