Messianic Lite: Balak

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 22:2 to 25:9. 38 years of wilderness wandering have passed with very little biblical commentary. Miriam and Aaron have died and Moses knows he will never step foot in the promised land. The Israelites now find themselves...

Messianic Lite: Hukkat, “Decree”

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 19:1 to 22:1. Numbers 19 starts out with God instructing both Moses and Aaron on the law of the red heifer. According to the law, a red heifer must be found which has no blemish or defect and has never “borne a yoke.” After...

Messianic Lite: Korach

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 16:1 to 18:32. In the aftermath of the twelve spies and the pronouncement that the current generation must languish in the desert until their death, it is not surprising that a serious rebellion occurs next. Korach accuses...