Numbers 19:1 - 22:1
Judges 11:1 - 11:33
In this Torah portion, God instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the red heifer. Miriam, who is the sister of Moses and Aaron, dies. Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it. At the end of the portion, Aaron dies.
The Call of the Void
The famed red heifer is a key part of a biblical purification process. But why do we need laws to create a system of purity and impurity in the first place?