God tells Moses to speak to a rock, which will then provide water. Instead, Moses strikes it twice with his rod. He and Aaron are punished. Why exactly?
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?
Moses must teach the new priests two important lessons – first, to differentiate, distinguish, divide, and discern. Second, to once again see unity.
Aaron and Hur hold Moses’s arms steady (emunah) during the battle against Amalek. Ibn Ezra suggests additional meanings of the word emunah.
When the high priest enters the Holy Space on Yom Kippur, he enters into danger. How does burning incense provide cover from the threat of death?