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Practical Parshah - Chukat
This portion describes Moses' unusual way of healing those who suffered from poisonous snake bites. A Jewish look at how healing really works.
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All my rosy dreams of the fast track to success have long since dissipated, ground down by the realities of my sterile existence. - Anonymous Israelite
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