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Moses dies וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה Ve Zot HaBeraha Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12

The story of Moses ends here.  He can see the land promised to his forefathers but not enter it.  Once he has seen the land he dies, aged 120 years. Mythology has it that we do not know his burial … Continue reading

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More rebellion! Num: 16:1- 18:32 Korach | קֹרַח

Not surprising, following the former chapters, even the biblical characters question Moses.  Korah, Abiram  and Dathan went to Moses and said:  You have gone too far!  We are all holy, why do you raise yourself above anyone else? “We will … Continue reading

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שְׁלַח-לְךָ Shlach L’cha Num. 13.1-15.41 Moses: Do as I say!

Emissaries are sent into the promised land by Moses to inspect it. After the emissaries return from their inspection of the promised land the message is mixed.  The first message is that the people who live there (Nephilim, Anakites) are … Continue reading

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B’Haalot’cha Numeri 8:1 – 12:16 בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ

Complaints and Moses the Man:  I’d rather go home!  At the beginning Moses’ father Law Reuel the (Sudan) is saying he is not coming along Moses and the Israelites, but rather returns to his country (Artzi) and birth-land (Moladeti).  This … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: Acharei Mot Leviticus 16:1-18:30 אַחֲרֵי מוֹת

Within The Jewhu Blog considerations are made to the usefulness of the Torah texts in their applicability to contemporary society, examining many claims to metaphysical intervention to more sober examination of how passages may be explained from an anthropological, sociological … Continue reading

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Pesach – Passover

Veira and Bo give indications on the in depth reading. However what is Passover to most a festival of liberation.  This it also was to the slaves in the Americas, who developed some well known Spiritual Gospels out of it. … Continue reading

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Sh’mini Lev. 9:1 to 11:47 – שְּׁמִינִי

On dietary:
“Philo of Alexandria and Maimonides both have indicated centuries ago that the reason behind these is for two reasons, self-restraint and health. The first is to teach in a physical way that there should be limits to one’s desire, and to accept both that certain animals are off limits in terns of purity and secondly that one is to eat special foods during certain times.”
On Nadab and Abihu
“By mocking or fooling around with this, they put the cult’s credibility under threat, based on the fear of people from metaphysical forces. Given such immense threat and the investment of Moses into building the cult, mocking it and fooling around with the basis of its source of authority (god in the smoke and fire pillars), are very serious, especially if others had noticed it. Sacrificing people as close to Moses as Aarons.” Continue reading

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