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Shavuot and Shabbat Bamidbar Readings and Commentaries

Numeri 1:1 – 4,20; Haftara: Hosea 2:1–22

Abstract of the Commentary by Michael Schneider, Jerusalem:
The fourth book of Mose, of the Torah, describes the 40 years of the wandering of the SECOND generation, who were born in the desert and did not know personally Egypt. Only they were to enter the Promise Land – except Josua and Caleb. Josua and Caleb were LIVING BY FAITH and NOT BY SIGHT! They trusted the LORD despite of fearing the giant – what there eyes also saw. That’s what God is expecting from us too, Living by Faith and not by sight! Like little David with just a sling overcomes the giant Goliath.

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Readings: Hallel, Megillat Ruth, Exodus 19:1 – 20:23; Numbers 28:26-31; Ezechiel 1:1-28 + 3:12

Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
„The intimate connection between receiving Torah at Sinai and bringing the first fruits to Jerusalem is the source of the Shavuot holiday joy.“
Watch his Video-Commentary here ▼

On our German blog we are discussing the question of His Word, Tenach or Old Testament?

Another thing about the desert-generation: they can be compared to children of parents that experienced the salvation from the world (Egypt today). Now God teaches them how to walk while He is the Way. The goal is the same but the way is sometimes different.

The day after Shabbat Bamidbar the Jewish people will celebrate the feast of weeks, Shavuot (find Greeting Card here>>) in remembrance of Giving of the Law at the Mt. Sinai.

Schabbat Schalom and Hag Shavuot Sameach



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