Student Teaching in the New Millenium

5771 B’midbar II

In Numbers on May 24, 2011 at 4:09 am

More Numbered than sand
More precious than moon and sun
For you, land. For Me, You?

Why a coin, as Rashi explains? Why not some other article? What makes a coin so special?

Why does the ordering of the tribes change here? Why is the repetition necessary? Is this an expression of love? Is a name a tender word?

Does the Torah ask “what if just one of these people strays from their birthright?” Does the Prophet answer “can just one of these people wander from their birthright?”

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