Take Every Thought Captive

Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle) Bamidbar (Numbers) 8:1–12:6 As I was preparing to write the blog this week, I kept returning to the same Scripture again and again, which is Numbers 12:1. It is a … Read More

Yeshua, the “Face” of the Menorah

An interesting translation issue came up as I was reading the parasha for this week from the book Bamidbar (Numbers). The second verse of chapter eight in particular stood out to me because of a … Read More

Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle)

In Hebrew, this verse is: לֹֽא־יַשְׁאִ֤ירוּ מִמֶּנּוּ֙ עַד־בֹּקֶר וְעֶ֖צֶם לֹ֣א יִשְׁבְּרוּ־ב֑וֹ כְּכָל־חֻקַּת הַפֶּסַח יַעֲשׂ֥וּ אֹתֽוֹ׃ I would like to translate the verse slightly differently than most translations do: “They shall leave none of him until … Read More

Parashat Behaalot’ha (When You Kindle)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 8:1-12:6 In this week’s parasha, we find the Children of Israel complaining of their situation in the wilderness. Numbers 11 opens with a description of the state of mind of the people of … Read More