Torah: Embracing Our Complicated Selves (Beha’alotcha 2018)

The Midrash tells of the angels on high frustrated with God’s decision to give the imperfect Children of Israel the Torah. Moshe confronts the angels: Who then will observe it (the Torah)? You angels? Only man can assume the Law and live by its precepts.
(Elie Wiesel)

No. Moses lives fully, embracing his complicated human self. For this we say Lo Kam b’Yisrael k’Moshe Od, no one human can replace, replicate, the greatness of Moses. The prophet is human, after all.

The Trope: Beha’alotcha

Torah: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16 Click here.

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 – Click here.

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