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Bemidbar 15:22-31 analyses the difference between intentional and accidental sin. Verses 22-29 describe the consequences of sinning in error. Either the community or the individual must bring a sin offering, a shegagah, to atone for unint...

Posted on 28 June 2019, By Rabbi Joel Levy

Moses’ frustration at the people’s consistent complaints wore him down. ‘I can’t take any more of this!’ he cried out to God. ‘Where am I to get meat to feed them? I can’t bear these people any longer!’ God’s response to...

Posted on 28 June 2019, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett

In this week’s parasha we read about the case of someone who wrongs his fellow human being. The language of the Torah is rather vague about exactly what the wrong is – ‘ki yaasu mi-kol chatot ha-adam, lim’ol ma’al bAdonai...

Posted on 13 June 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer