B'midbar: A Summary of the Parsha
Moses conducts a census of the Israelites; God describes the unique duties of the Kohath family of priests.
2. Do you consider yourself a member of a certain tribe of Israel? If so, which one and why?
3. The text suggests that if someone besides a Kohathite comes in contact with a sacred object in the Tent of Appointed Meeting that person will die. What are some of the sacred objects in today’s sanctuaries? Do you feel that strict rules regarding sacred objects are still necessary? Do you feel that death should still be a consequence for not obeying the rules regarding sacred objects?
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