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The Juxtaposition between Parashat BaMidbar and the coming holiday of Shavout is noteworthy. Parashat BaMidbar features the census and organization of Bene Yisrael. The the call for a census came on the first day in the Second month of the Second year of Bene Yisrael’s desert journey (see BaMidbar 1:2). This date is significant as by this time the Tabernacle was fully functional (see Shemoth 40:2). Now that the nation had a central place of worship, a focal point for the G-D -Man…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 9, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
The Passover Haggadah quoting the Mishna (Pesachim 10:5) asserts that the Exodus was not a static historic event but one that applies to all Jewry throughout history.
Rabbi Chaim David Aluzi ZT’L ZY’A known popularly as the Chidah explained that at the moment of redemption Bene Yisrael were at a low ebb. Bene Yisrael had descended to the Forty Ninth level of spiritual impurity and had the nation remained any longer in Egypt Bene Yisrael would have slid to the Fiftieth level of…Continue
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