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Parashat B'haalot'cha (June 7, 2014)
by Warren Klein

IN THE BEGINNING of this parashah there is a description of the seven-branched menorah that God spoke of to Moses to instruct Aaron how to mount and light. Numbers Chapter 8, verse 4 gives a short but satisfying description of the menorah. The parashah continues about God’s rules for the Levites, the ones who would be lighting and caring for the menorah. The parashah is filled with imagery: imagery of cleansing, sacrifices, corpses and even musical instruments, but what strikes me most, as a Judiaca curator, is the short verse with the description of the menorah.

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Loved your commentary
I saved reading it for Shabbat and really enjoyed it and learned a great
deal.  Many thanks,

LizaStabler - June 7th

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