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Korach || Brittney Scott 6.12.21

Korah קֹרַח Numbers 16:1-18:32, often referred to as “The Rebellion”, this Torah portion is comprised of multiple rebellions that take place, questioning and undermining the leadership and priesthood of Israel.  But what really is the goal of this rebellion?  It’s no accident that it follows on the heels of the disastrous spying out of …

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BaMidbar 2021 || Brittney Scott

BaMidbar/”In the Wilderness”, Numbers 1:1-4:20, begins a new book of the Torah and seems to fit it’s English name quite nicely as it opens with a numbering of the tribes of Israel!  Yet the Hebrew name’s focus is quite different – it’s on the location, the wilderness/midbar!  In fact, when Israel first …

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Bamidbar 2020 || Brittney Scott

This week we enter into a new book of the Torah during the Parshah cycle, Bamidbar/”In the Wilderness”, Numbers 1:1-4:20, lending its name not only to the parshah, but to the entire book as well!  It begins by launching us into a census of the nation of Israel and detailed instructions …