Tagged ‘Hukkat’

Parashat Hukkat

June 26, 2017 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

On the Threshold of Eternity A Dvar Torah for Hukkat by Rabbi Len Levin “He who touches the corpse of any human being shall be unclean for seven days…” (Num. 19:11) For an entire lifetime, one builds up a network … Continue reading »


Parashat Hukkat

June 25, 2015 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Coming into the Home Stretch by Rabbi Len Levin A Dvar Torah for Hukkat We begin a new narrative unit with Chapter 20 of the Book of Numbers. After an indeterminate time lapse in the previous few chapters, the text … Continue reading »


Parashat Hukkat

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Hukkat Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky This week’s parashah contains a somewhat strange description of what happened to the Children of Israel after they complained to God and Moses about their current precarious state. God’s response was to send poisonous serpents as a plague … Continue reading »


Parashat Hukkat

June 28, 2012 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

The Heifer’s Mysteries: Death and Purification  The law of the red heifer (Numbers, Chapter 19) is offered in the Jewish tradition as the paradigm of a hok, an arbitrary law whose reasons are known only to God, but surpass human … Continue reading »


Parashat Hukkat

July 5, 2011 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah, News

By Simon Rosenbach Many years ago, a friend proposed that we write a book: Management Lessons From the Torah. We never wrote the book, but this week’s parashah provides a fascinating management lesson. It involves the waters of Merivah. We … Continue reading »


Parashat Huqqat-Balaq

June 30, 2009 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Judaism’s Prime Directive By Irwin Huberman There have been many attempts in our tradition to boil down the entire Torah into one clear directive. Over the generations, Jews and those from other faiths have wrestled with the difficult question, “what … Continue reading »



July 3, 2008 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

The Power of Foresight By Hayley Siegel and The Transforming Essence By Moshe Rudin The Power of Foresight In this week’s parashah, Huqqat, one of the most shocking events in the entire Torah occurs. Despite forty dedicated years of service … Continue reading »


Parashat Hukkat

June 21, 2007 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Parashat Hukkat By Michael G. Kohn This week’s parashah is noteworthy for a number of reasons, but what caught my eye are the deaths of Moses’ two siblings ‘ Miriam and Aaron. The account of Aaron’s death, not surprisingly, is … Continue reading »