Numbers 8:1-12:16


The Israelites receive instructions regarding Passover. They journey forth from Sinai and complain to God on several occasions, provoking God’s anger. Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses.

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God explains the laws of Passover.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Jews March On
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Power Sharing
Sam Shonkoff, AJWS

Craving Perspective
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

Internal & External Change
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

What We Do Matters Most
Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Union for Reform Judaism

Our Covenental Responsibilities
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Beyond Fear
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Cultivating Cravings
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From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Trying to Remember the Reason I Forgot
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

A Caretaker’s Prayer
Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Women of Reform Judaism

How the Trouble Began
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

The Trumpet Blasts
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

Sometimes, There Are Second Chances
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

Words That Wound
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, CLAL


Leaving Childhood Behind
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


The Connection & Stability of Blessing
Renanit Levy, UJA-Federation of New York

Family and Fun

Parashat B’ha’alotkha for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Appreciating What You Have
Torah Topics for Today


Igniting Curiosity’s Flame
Torah Topics for Today


Parashat B’ha’alotkha Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat B’ha’alotkha Challah
Julie Seltzer



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