Parshat Bamidbar

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May 22, 2014 14:11

Desert, divine word, and divine habitation




Parsha

Parsha. (photo credit:Israel Weiss)

‘And God spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the Land of Egypt’ (Numbers 1:1)

Bamidbar, or “In the desert,” is the name by which this fourth of the Five Books of Moses is most popularly known – an apt description of the 40 years of the Israelite desert wanderings which the book records.

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