Seemingly out of nowhere, Miriam and Aaron gossip critically about Moses. They say, “He married a Cushite woman!” (Numbers 12:1). But what does that mean?
Ibn Ezra on “Thus they shall link My name with the people of Israel, and I will bless them” (Numbers 6:27). Who exactly does “them” refer to?
Sefer Bamidbar begins with a description of the tribal encampments, each tribe with a standard. Ibn Ezra connects the tribal images with a mystical vision.
God lays out blessings and curses as consequences of covenant. There are more curses than blessings, but Ibn Ezra says the opposite is true.
During the Jubilee, land must revert to original owners. God’s explanation – “for the land is mine.” What is the significance of God’s ownership of land?