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Torah Talk for Parashat Chukat

June 20, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem instructs Moshe and Aaron regarding the parah adumah (red heifer); Miriam dies; to bring forth water, Moshe hits a rock rather than speaking to it; Aharon dies.

An odd verse appears in chapter 21, as the Torah is recounting the places that the Bnei Yisrael encamped until they had water. Says verse 14: “Therefore it is said in the book of the wars of Hashem: Vahev in Suphah, and the valleys of Arnon…” What is this “book of the wars of Hashem?” Have you ever come across or even heard of such a book? Read more >