B’haalot’kha – It’s Stressful to be a Leader

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This coming week’s Torah portion is B’haalot’kha (Numbers 8:1-12:16). The highlights of this portion include a description of the menorah, the assignments of the tribe of Levi as assistants to Aaron and the priests, another description of Passover, and a description of the departure of the tribes from Sinai. Lots of obvious things to sketch about, but I didn’t go there.

I found an interesting d’var Torah on the subplot where the Israelites complain about the lack of meat, Moses becomes frustrated, and G-d’s responses. Of course, none of this would have happened if the Israelites were vegetarian, but that’s another story.