B'midbar

Numbers 1:1-4:20

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In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to conduct a census of all the Israelite males over the age of twenty. Moses takes up a second census to count all of the Levite males. God gives specific instructions to the Levites about their roles in the Tent of Meeting.

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census
Moses conducted a census of the Israelites.

 

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Making Sense of the Census
Rabbi Leslie Bergson, Hillel

A Wandering People
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS

A Map of Pluralism
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

Two Halves of a Whole
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS

Naming Names
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, Union for Reform Judaism

On Child Soldiering
Noam Katz, AJWS

 

Standing Guard
Rabbi Phil Miller, socialaction.com

 

Spiritual Lessons of the Desert
Rabbi Jack Bieler

 


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

What is Parenting?
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Making Our Communities Inclusive
Cantor Rachel Spilker, Women of Reform Judaism

Questioning Chronology
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

Self-Accounting in the Wilderness
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

 

Through the Wilderness
Rabbi Irwin Kula, CLAL

 


Family and Fun


Parashat B'midbar for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Parashat B'midbar Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat B'midbar Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

 

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