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How does the Hebrew meaning of 'camp' relate to Jerusalem's most well-known market?

During this week’s posts we have focused on the way the different tribes of Israel’s camps were organized in the desert. Today we will discuss the Hebrew meaning of the key word for this topic – the Hebrew word for ‘camp’ and its various meanings. 474 more words

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Israel’s Grand Old Flags: A Study of Hebrew Roots

The previous posts from this week dealt with the camp order of the people of Israel in the desert, so today we will discuss the original Hebrew meaning of words related to this issue. 385 more words

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Our Fathers’ Banners

After the initial census of the people of Israel ended and before the Bible describes how the different tribes camped in the desert, the following verses appear: … 338 more words

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An Army of "One"

By Atara Ozar
Class of 2015

Parshas Bamidbar

Why did Hashem command Moshe to take a census of the Jewish People?  And why at this specific moment, in the emptiness of the Sinai desert? 455 more words

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Preparing for the Season Ahead

By Rivki Levy
Class of 2017

Parshas Behar/Bechukosai

Among the agricultural laws the Jews have to observe upon entering the Land of Israel are the prohibitions of Shemittah, the Sabbatical year in which the land may not be worked in any way. 553 more words

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Bamidbar: Our Nation, Our Army and Our Spirit!

Army. This is the first word in my reading of Parashat Bamidbar, and it’s the most remarkable word. It is of course not a new word in the Torah, but it is a new concept. 512 more words


Showers of Blessings: The Importance of Rain to the Holy Land’s Agriculture

Yesterday we discussed the connection between the ‘blessing of the rain in its season’ and its relationship to peace.

Today we will discuss the economic influences of this blessing and the climate conditions present in the land of Israel. 636 more words

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