Bamidbar and Shavuot 5781: Flags, Identity and Perfection

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on May 11, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bamidbar, Bamidbar (Numbers), Shavuot

Parashat Bamidbar is always read around Shavuot time. What is the connection? And what is the eternal message that emerges from the long census and mapping that fills our parasha? The answer is connected to the flags.

Sources: Bamidbar 2:1-2 / Megilla 31b

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Meesh teaches Talmud and the Social Justice Track at Pardes. Originally from Washington, D.C., Meesh has a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. Her dissertation explored the courageous manner in which the rabbis of the Talmud created a new criminal punishment system. In 2015, Meesh completed her studies at Beit Midrash Har'el and received ordination from Rabbi Herzl Hefter and Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Click here to read more.

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