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Counting Jews

Practical Parshah - Bamidbar

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Counting Jews: Practical Parshah - Bamidbar

In this portion, Moses takes a census of the Jewish people without directly counting any of them. Why do we not count each other directly and what are the practical applications for this mitzvah today?
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Census of the Israelites, Parshah, Bamidbar

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James TOPeka,KS May 16, 2018

B"H
?Perhaps could it be included in info on counting ,David and Gideon?
II Shamuel 24:10 the L-rd punishes David for counting,
And Gideon always has a count army also to high! Reply

Joni Huntington, NY February 9, 2012

Bamidbar BH
Thank you so much for so many clear details and for your enthusiasm ..indeed we have a deep well of Torah. Reply

Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week's Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
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