This week we have a ‘double sidra’, Chukat and Balak. I am going to concentrate on a particular element in the first sidra, Chukat, not least because I am a Cohen and a father. Can you guess what it is?
One generation has passed and another has grown up in freedom, prepared to enter the Land of Israel. The leaders of the older generation are departing: first Miriam in Bamidbar chapter 20, verse1) and now, in Chukat, Aharon passes away. I am going to concentrate on the passing of Aharon.