Parsha Q&A - Beha'aloscha
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The Jewish People owned abundant livestock, and there are lots of fish in the ocean. Why, then, wouldn't these be enough to satisfy the Jewish People's complaints about eating manna all the time?
Eldad and Meidad were Moses's brothers. Moses's parents divorced due to the Egyptian decree that the babies be cast into the Nile. Moses's mother then married someone else and bore Eldad and Medad.
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
- 8:2 - They leaned toward the middle wick so people would not say Hashem needed the menorah for its light.
- 8:4 - Solid gold.
- 8:8 - It was not eaten by the kohanim.
- 8:16 - For carrying the sacred articles of the Mishkan and for singing in the Mishkan.
- 8:17 - Because in Egypt He spared them during makas bechoros.
- 8:19 - To show Hashem's love for them, their name was repeated five times corresponding to the five Books of the Torah.
- 8:25 - He may close the gates of the courtyard of the Mishkan and Beis Hamikdash, may sing during the avoda, and may load the wagons when the Mishkan is to be transported.
- 9:1 - Only once.
- 9:7 - To reward those who asked about it. Hashem wanted them to be the catalyst for the teaching of this mitzvah.
- 9:14 - A convert.
- 10:2-7 - They were used to gather the Jewish People, to gather the nesi'im, to signal the beginning of a move of the camp, and to accompany the offering of certain communal korbanos.
- 10:11 - Rosh Chodesh Sivan.
- 10:25 - They gathered and returned anything lost by people from the other tribes.
- 10:32 - The children of Yisro.
- 11:7 - It was round.
- 11:16 - They were consumed in the fire at Taverah (11:3).
- 11:16 - People who were supervisors in Egypt and, at personal risk, had shown compassion for their brethren.
- 11:28 - "Moshe will die and Yehoshua will lead the Jewish People into the Land."
- 12:1 - She said, "Woe to their wives! If they become prophets, they will separate from their wives the same way my husband separated from me."
- 12:15 - Because when Moshe was cast into the river, Miriam waited one hour to see what would happen to him.
The Jewish People didn't complain about the amount of food
they received; rather, they complained about the taste.
Moshe thought: "No matter how much food I give them,
someone is bound to complain about the taste. If I give them all
the sheep and cattle, someone is bound to say 'I want deer meat....'
(Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh)
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