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by Ela-Joy Lehrman - June 14, 2013
Making Way for the New Generation
This week's Torah portion is set in the last of the 40 years of our people wandering in the wilderness. We are told of the passing of the leaders, the elders of the Jewish people (Aaron, Miriam and Moses). Thus the end of the wandering in the wilderness is marked by the passing of a generation. One must note that this also means that a new generation will be moving forward into the leadership roles. There will be new leaders for the new land.