Health, Nutrition & Torah: Pinchas

| June 30, 2010

The Text: Numbers 27:16 “Let the YHVH, Source of the breath of all flesh, appoint a leader for the community who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them in, so that YHVH’s community may not be like sheep that have no shepherd.” The Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Balak

| June 23, 2010

The Text: Numbers 24:5-7 “How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!” The blessing was intended to be a curse by Balaam but it emerged instead as a blessing.  It is the source for the prayer Mah Tovu, recited daily upon entering a synagogue. The Context: This Torah portion recalls the unusual Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Chukat

| June 16, 2010

The Text: Numbers 20:2-5 “The community was without water, and they joined against Moses and Aaron.  “The people quarreled with Moses, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished at the instance of YHVH!  Why have you brought the YHVH’s congregation into this wilderness for us and our beasts to die there? …There Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Korach

| June 9, 2010

The Text: Numbers 16:1-3 “Now Korah…betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram…and On…descendents of Reuben…to rise up against Moses, together with two hundred and fifty Israelite notables-chieftans of the community, chosen in the assembly, with fine reputations.  They combined against Moses and Aaron…” The Context: In one of the most dramatic stories in the Torah, Read More

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