Parasha of the Week – Double Parasha n.43 Matot – n.44 Mas’ey

G-d gives Pinchas a covenant of peace; G-d explains the apportionment of the Land of Israel; the daughters of Tzelophechad petition to inherit their father’s portion; Moses appoints Joshua his successor. G-d says to Moses: “The priest Pinchas turned My anger away from the sons of Israel by bringing My rights to bear in their midst.

PARASHA OF THE WEEK Double Parasha n.40 Chukat & n.41 Balak – The Studio in Venice – this week we present a double Work of Art by Michal Meron

Korah and his followers rebel against Moses’ and Aaron’s leadership and are killed; G-d instructs Aaron regarding laws of the priesthood. Now, Korah, a Levite, along with two sons of Eliab, decided to rise up against Moses with the support of 250 community leaders. They plot against Moses and Aaron, …READ MORE.

In Parasha Shelach Lecha Moses sends 12 spies into the Land of Israel charged to gather information and to scout out the land for military purposes, so to make the Israelites entering the Promised Land easier. In the Haftarah for Shelach Lecha, Joshua is continuing the mission that Moses began: …

The Israelites receive instructions regarding Passover; they journey forth from Sinai and complain to G-d on several occasions, provoking G-d’s anger; Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses. After the sanctification of the Dwelling Place for G-d, G-d spoke to Moses saying “Speak to Aaron and have him light the menorah so that the seven…

G-d describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites; laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given; God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing; the heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle…

The Jewish community of Venice celebrates every year a Seder for all the members. The weeks before, volunteers of the community bake the …READ MORE.

G-d gives Moses a series of laws specific to Aaron and all the priests; then instructs Moses to tell the people about the festivals, in addition to laws of blasphemy and murder. Priests are…READ MORE.

PARASHA OF THE WEEK Double Parasha 33 Behar & 34 Bechukotai – The Studio in Venice – this week we present a double Work of Art by Michal Meron