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Weekly Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 5

June 4, 2022; Sivan 5, 5782

Parsha “And the countings amounted to 603,550. But the Leviim were not counted among them. (BaMidbar 1:46- 47)” The count of the Leviim amounted to 22,300. We have seen throughout the Chumash, the remarkable benefit of Achdus – unity. When describing the encampment the singular conjugation is employed. Chazal tell us that the reason is K’ish echad b’lev echad – like one person with one heart. Indeed, even the shma itself is conjugated in the singular form of the word, “Hear” to bring home the complete unity of the nation of Israel. If this is the case, we have a blaring question here: Why were the Leviim not counted among the rest of Klal Yisroel? ...


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