Torah Pearls #34 – Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

bamidbar, camel, currency, emblems, jono , keith johnson, levi, levites, money, redeemed, redeemer, shaddai, shlamazel, shlameel, shlumazel, shlumiel, standards, twelve tribes, torah pearls, numbers, nehemia gordon, torah portion, gamaliel, yehovah, Torah Pearls BamidbarIn this episode of The Original Torah Pearls Bamidbar, (Numbers 1:1-4:20), we talk about the meaning of the terms Bamidbar and Shaddai, decipher the names Schlemiel and Schlimazel, and uncover the the secret of Hasenpfeffer Incorporated. We also explore the questions: Who is the mysterious Gamaliel in the Book of Numbers? Is there a problem with the numbers in Numbers? What are the emblems and standards of the twelve tribes? Why is it that the tribe of Levi is selected? How does currency and money differ? What does it mean to be the redeemed of Yehovah? The answers to all this and more in this week’s Torah Pearls! Continue reading

Torah Pearls #43 – Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13)

Torah Pearls MaseiIn this episode of The Original Torah Pearls, Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13), we reach the final portion for the Book of Numbers! Among the topics we discuss is, how are the gentiles who join themselves to Yehovah (Isaiah 56) assigned to one of the twelve tribes, as Calev was assigned to Judah? Continue reading