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Covenant & Conversation

Chukat

Why did Moses momentarily lose control? Why then? Why there? He had faced just this challenge before.
The Consolations of Mortality
Before any of the deaths are mentioned we read about the strange ritual of the red heifer, which purified people who had been in contact with death – the archetypal source of impurity. That ritual, often deemed incomprehensible, is in fact deeply symbolic.
It took me two years to recover from the death of my father, of blessed memory. To this day, almost twenty years later, I am not sure why.
Miriam, Moses’ Friend
Miriam was no ordinary sibling. Moses owed her his entire relationship with his natural family, as well as his identity as one of the children of Israel.
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