Posts tagged with: Grumbling

Parashat Chukat – Constant Humility

This week’s passage covers a lot of ground. We have some talk about the water of cleansing made from the ashes of a red heifer, we have the death of Miriam at Kadesh and Aaron at Mt. Hor, and we...

Parashat Korach – Unthankfulness, Bitterness and Rebellion

AUDIO FILE The word for rebellion in Hebrew is meri which comes from the root marah. Does anyone recognize that word? Rebellion is the fruit of the bitterness which is the fruit of the grumbling which is the fruit of...

Parashat Sh’lach – Who are we looking at?

AUDIO FILE [Read Numbers 13:26 – 14:2] (Vs. 26-29) The recounting of the 12 starts out great. The land is “flowing with milk and honey” The problem is the “except that” or “but”. This conjunction annuls everything before it in...

Parashat Beha’alotecha – Good Requests & Bad Requests

AUDIO FILE Sha’ul in his letter to Timothy says, “But understand this, that in the last days hard times will come— for people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, hardhearted,...