Bamidbar 5771-2011

“Good Neighbors and Bad Neighbors”

The commentators explain that there are different ways in which good neighbors and bad neighbors impact upon those who live nearby.

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Chukat 5768-2008

"The Death of Aaron"

Why was Aaron mourned by all the people of Israel while Moses was not? The Midrash suggests that Aaron had a very special relationship with all the people because of his great commitment to love and pursuit of peace. It was Aaron's obsession with peace that brought enemies together and turned them into friends. He was an extraordinary promoter of marital harmony between husbands and wives and was able to turn the wicked into penitents. This resulted in a powerful and abiding love that the people felt for Aaron.

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