Ralph Mecklenburger

B'haalot'cha: This Passage Is Out of Place

D'Var Torah By: Yoel H. Kahn

This week’s Torah portion, B’haalot’cha, begins with the instructions for the lifting up of “the lamps,” haneirot, to illuminate the Tabernacle. The initial letter of the word , “lamp,” neir, is nun. This same letter, nun, also marks the portion’s most distinctive passage in Numbers 10:35–36.