Numbers 19:1-22:1


God instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the red heifer. Miriam, Moses and Aaron’s sister, dies. Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it. At the end of the parashah, Aaron dies.

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Moses hit a rock to obtain
water for the Israelites.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Hillel

Responding to Thirst
Jordana Schuster, AJWS

Highest Standards
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL

Tools of Justice
Evan Wolkenstein, AJWS

Two Strikes and They’re Out?
Rabbi Eric Polokoff, Union for Reform Judaism

Water Consciousness
Jonathan Neril, Canfei Nesharim


Tears & Tzedakah
Lawrence Bush & Jeffrey Dekro,


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Miriam–Water Under the Bridge?
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Remembering Miriam
Carol Ochs, Women of Reform Judaism

Facing Long-Standing Foes
Rabbi Marc Penner, Orthodox Union

Preparing for an Unknown Future
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative


A Flawed Hero
David Elcott, CLAL


When to Talk and When to Act
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


Family and Fun

Parashat Hukkat for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Bullying and Name Calling
Torah Topics for Today


Words Can Hurt
Torah Topics for Today


Parashat Hukkat Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Hukkat Challah
Julie Seltzer



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