Shabbat Shalom: Chukat-Balak

Posted on July 3, 2020

Shabbat Greetings!

Question of the Week:

(Each week, I will ask a question related to the week’s Torah portion. This will also be posted to our TBAY Facebook group. If you have not yet joined that group, please do and join in the discussion!)

Have you ever lost your patience and not followed the instructions you were given? What was the consequence? In the first portion of this week’s double portion, Chukat, Moses strikes a rock to give the Israelites water instead of speaking to the rock as God had commanded. As a result, he is not permitted to enter the land of Israel. Have the consequences you’ve experienced ever been this great? And was losing your patience worth it?

I hope to see you at my first Shabbat services as your Rabbi either tonight or tomorrow or both!

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )