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16 Sivan, 5773 
May 25, 2013

This week's portion marks a low point for biblical heroine Miriam: She is struck with leprosy after speaking critically with Aaron about their brother Moses. MORE>

The Israelites receive instructions regarding Passover; they journey forth from Sinai and complain to God on several occasions, provoking God's anger; Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses.

Zekhariah prophesied towards the end of the 70 years that separated the destruction of the First Temple from the dedication of the Second Temple.

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16 Sivan, 5773 
May 25, 2013

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