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Torah Talk for Parashat Beha’alotecha

June 21, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, the Bnei Yisrael receive instructions regarding Pesach; they journey forth from Sinai and complain to God on several occasions, provoking God’s anger; Miriam and Aaron speak against Moshe.

Chapter 10, verses 1-10 describe the construction of the chatzotzrot, the trumpets used in the worship service. Many people do not realize that the worship service in the Beit HaMikdash, the Temple, consisted of a great deal more than offering animal and grain sacrifices. It contained much pomp and circumstance, singing, mostly by the Levi’im (Levites), and what amounted to a full orchestra. Read more >