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  • Rhyme and Reason

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    June 27, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    This week’s portion bears one of the Torah’s great enigmas. What exactly did Moshe Rabbeinu do that prompted God to bar him from crossing the Jordan into Israel?

    What was the infraction?

    Most students are taught that Moshe’s misfeasance was that he hit the boulder even though...

  • Parshat Chukat

    By Abby Gilad

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We have almost reached the end of the book of Numbers -- just as we are almost at the end of the school year. The Israelites have undergone a transformation. Sure, they still complain about the lack of food and water in this chapter. In fact, this is the chapter in which the famous...