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Parashat B'haalot'cha (June 25, 2016)
by Missy Bell

THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING IN THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION. The Israelites are in the midst of their journey in the desert. God gives them various rules about their travel, including instructing them to remain encamped while the cloud hangs over the Tabernacle and to break camp when the cloud lifts. The Israelites might remain encamped for days or weeks at a time. All the Israelites have to eat during the years of travel is manna, and their dissatisfaction with this diet becomes clear in this Torah portion.

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