5779 — BeHa’alotcha: The Wilderness Passover

Posted by Michael Hattin on June 10, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Beha'alotecha, Bamidbar (Numbers)

Parsha BeHa’alotcha describes the only Passover sacrifice offered by the people of Israel during the course of their forty-year journey through the wilderness. But it does so out of order, because this celebration actually took place two full weeks before the census that opens the Book of Numbers. Why didn’t the Torah record the events chronologically?

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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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