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Shavuot is the time to again tune in to the divine voice

RABBI JEFFREY ABRAHAM May 13, 2021

When we enter the world of the Book of Numbers, Bamidbar, In the Wilderness, I harken back to the discomfort of my own camping experiences. There was always grumbling from me or my brother. Yet the wilderness is the place of revelation. True, its...

Rabbi Tracy Nathan

Fear, uncertainty and faith in the wilderness

By Rabbi Tracy Nathan May 21, 2020

With Parashat B’midbar, we begin reading Sefer B’midbar, the Book of Numbers, which recounts the stories of the people of Israel’s time living in the midbar, the desert wilderness. It is to the midbar that the Israelites go upon leaving Egypt, and...

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Transcending the squabbles to profound joy

By Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose June 6, 2019

This coming Shabbat, Jews the world over will once again initiate the public reading of the fourth of the Five Books of Moses known as Sefer Bamidbar (or more accurately BeMidbar), the Book of Numbers. For me, this Torah portion holds special significance...

Rabbi Josef Davidson serves Congregation B’nai Amoona and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association.

Inertia is comfortable, beginnings are difficult

By Rabbi Josef A. Davidson May 25, 2017

It has been said that beginnings are difficult, and that old aphorism holds a great deal of truth. It has also been demonstrated as a law of physics that a body at rest tends to stay at rest, while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. This week,...

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