Cursed be he who will not uphold the terms of this Teaching and observe them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Here he [Moses] included […]
Rabbi Steinsaltz examines the diverse mitzvot found in this parasha and finds that their peculiarities, mystifying jumps in significance and moral contradictions overwhelm attempts to systematize and reduce them to […]
You must be wholehearted (tamim) with the LORD your God.
walk before him wholeheartedly, put your hope in Him and do not attempt to investigate the […]
These are the laws and rules that you must carefully observe in the land …
Rabbi Steinsaltz repeats a theme that we’ve encountered before with him. Settling […]
Unusually Rabbi Steinsaltz does not examine any of the verses in the parsha. He sees this parsha as transitional, and that later sections describe the same ideas with greater force. […]
For your own sake, therefore, be most careful–since you saw no shape when the LORD your God spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire — not […]
Bamidbar 33:1-2 (Robert Alter)
These are the journeyings of the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt by their battalions, in the hand of Moses and Aaron. And […]