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Parashat Matot/Mas'ei (July 22, 2017)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

WHOA! WHAT HAVE WE HERE? Amid a long recital of all the places the Israelites travelled in their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, the Torah casually mentions that Aaron died. I included the third sentence, which deals with the king of Arad, to show that the account of Aaron’s death doesn’t even take up a whole paragraph.

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