BaMidbar (5762)

Drash Cards for BaMidbar (5762)

by Marc Mangel

• Desert: A place where we learn to live with less. Where the web of life is fragile and delicately connected.

• Where the essence of a person is revealed — think of this in the weeks to come

• Why was the Torah given in the desert?

• To teach us that Torah lifestyle does not depend upon where you live.

• Torah presupposes nothing about place or time.

• Also known as Chumash Hapekudim — the book of the census.

• We are counted as individuals, family units, and communities.

• But also taught by Rashi, through Ch 3, v1, that whoever teaches a friend’s son Torah is viewed as if he had fathered the child — thus blending family units and communities.

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