Rabbi Philip N. Bazeley

Taking a Census to Ensure Success

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Vered L. Harris

May 11, 2017
B’midbar opens with a commandment to take a census. It appears straightforward: as our ancestors traveled towards the Promised Land, they would have military encounters. Moses needed to know the cold, hard numbers of who was eligible to serve in the defense forces. The text goes into great detail on how to count the men who could serve.