The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
1answer
70 views

Why does the Torah give the number of members of each tribe at the beginning of Bamidbar/Numbers?

We Torah-observant Jews learn that every letter of the Wriiten Torah is important. In many cases, this is clear (like for instance, the first sentence of the Written Torah). But there are sentences ...
11
votes
2answers
339 views

What happened to the bechorim (first-borns)?

In the begining of sefer bamidbar, the males between 20 and 60 are counted and it says that there are over 600,000 of them. Theoretically each, or most, of these people should have had a first-born ...
6
votes
1answer
128 views

Why does parshat bamidbar repeat census information?

It seems that the 3rd aliyah in Bamidbar needlessly repeats the information given in the 1st and second aliyah First Aliyah: Lists the leaders of each tribe Second Aliyah: gives us the census ...
5
votes
1answer
168 views

Bamidbar or Bemidbar?

What is the name of this week's parsha? What about the sefer? The text clearly says "Bemidbar" (or B'midbar), but many call it Bamidbar. Is this a grammatical or traditional difference? Could one ever ...