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Questions for Preparation and Self Study
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Shiur #1: Four 'Bchorim': The Order of the Shvatim
Shiur #2: Intro to Sefer Bamidbar
Four 'Bchorim': The Order of the Shvatim
Intro to Sefer Bamidbar
Is there a theme that ties Sefer Bamidbar together?
For example, Parshat Naso contains what appears to be a very strange
progression of parshiot. After all, what logical connection
exists between the duties of the Leviim, the laws of "korban chatat" and "sotah,"
the laws of "nazir" and "birkat kohanim," and
the dedication ceremony of the Mishkan?
To your surprise, our shiur will not explain why they
are indeed connected. Instead, we will do exactly the opposite -
we will explain why these parshiot do not follow in logical
To understand why, we must consider the 'nuts & bolts' of
Sefer Bamidbar. That means that we will analyze the sefer (as
usual) in search of its unifying theme. While doing so, we will
uncover a rather fascinating pattern - unique to Sefer Bamidbar.
A pattern that explains why many of its 'pieces' just don't seem
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