Hukkat: A Summary of the Parsha

God instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the red heifer; Miriam dies; Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it; Aaron dies.

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4. All that comes in contact with the dead is considered unclean. If death is a part of the cycle of life, why is death considered unclean? Is this true today? After a funeral do you feel unclean? Why or why not?

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Nancy Reuben Greenfield

Nancy Reuben Greenfield has written three adaptations of the Torah, including an
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