Rabbi Michael S. Churgel

Rabbi Michael S. Churgel, RJE served as the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Sarasota, FL.

The Shaping of a Nation in the Wilderness

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Lisa Grushcow

June 18, 2018
Before setting off on a hike in the mountains of Montana, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner was unsettled by all the signs warning about bears. He peppered the National Park Service employee with questions about which trails might be bear-free. The employee pointed out that if it were bear-free, it would not be a wilderness. Over the course of the Book of Numbers, the Israelites encountered many trials in the wilderness. Now, this next generation of Israelites is ready to work together as a people.