Editor, Daveed Fakheri
The list of places through which the Israelites traveled in the wilderness teaches us
to understand Judaism through our everyday experiences.
Moses Ordering the Slaughter of the Midianites (1650 painting byClaes Corneliszoon Moeyaert
Moses describes the laws of oaths; the Israelites battle the Midianites; the tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel
The sons of Reuben and Gad have promised Moses that they will help the other tribes settle the Promised Land before settling across the River Jordan.
Cities of Refuge (illustration from a Bible card published 1901 by the Providence Lithograph Company)
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem (painting by Rembrandt)