𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Beha’alotcha (בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ — Hebrew for “when you step up,” the 11th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 36th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Numbers. The parashah tells of the Menorah in the Tabernacle, the consecration of the Levites, the Second Passover, how a cloud and fire led the Israelites, the silver trumpets, how the Israelites set out on their journeys, the complaints of the Israelites, and how Miriam and Aaron questioned Moses. The parashah comprises Numbers 8:1–12:16. It is made up of 7,055 Hebrew letters, 1,840 Hebrew words, 136 verses, and 240 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).
𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞: Numbers 8:1-12:15
𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: In this week’s Torah Portion we read about a second chance to take Passover for those who missed it on the original date. Passover is so important that we get a do-over a month later if we miss it and this is telling. This also shows that grace did exist in Torah and is not an invention of the New Testament. Yah always offers second chances to all who are truly repentant. Let’s read this week’s Torah portion.
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞: Article Covenant & Conversation:
Two Types of Leadership by Rabbi Slacks https://www.rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation/behaalotecha/two-types-of-leadership/
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: What does the second chance to take Passover teach us about the presence of grace in the Torah?
📖 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤’𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!