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Parshat Chukat

Readings for Chukat
Tammuz 9, 5781
June 19, 2021


Haftarah:
Judges 11:1-33
Torah Portion: Chukat
Chukat in a Nutshell

Moses is taught the laws of the red heifer, whose ashes purify a person who has been contaminated by contact with a dead body.

After forty years of journeying through the desert, the people of Israel arrive in the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies, and the people thirst for water. G‑d tells Moses to speak to a rock and command it to give water. Moses gets angry at the rebellious Israelites and strikes the stone. Water issues forth, but Moses is told by G‑d that neither he nor Aaron will enter the Promised Land.

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