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Did you know? Korah & Encroachment in the camp

Torah Portion Korah The Encroacher and the Clergy The key word to the understanding of Numbers 3 is karev, which should be rendered not as “approach” but, in prohibitive contexts, as “encroach” and, in permissive contexts, as “qualify” (Num. 3:6; 18:2; Jer. 30:21; Ezek. 42:13; 44:16). So karev means “qualify” at Qumran (e.g., IQS 6:16–19, …

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Did you know? Our Mandate to do Righteousness and Justice

JUST, JUSTICE. The English language does not distinguish between the two Hebrew terms mišpāṭ, “justice,” and dı̂n, “judgment.” The substantive mišpāṭ, like the root špṭ from which it is derived, is multifarious in meaning. In the Mari documents, the meanings of the root špṭ, according to various contexts, include “to rule,” “to govern,” “to command …

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Did you know? Which Veil Tore in the Temple?

Mishneh Torah information about the temple Beit Habechirah – Chapter 6 Halacha 1 The entire Temple complex was not built on flat ground, but rather on the incline1 of Mount [Moriah.] Thus, a person who entered from the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount would proceed to the end of the chayl on one level.2 …

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