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The Book of Numbers – Parshat Beha’alotcha – Post 1

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by Trugman, Rabbi Avraham Arieh

[This is the statement which is the] basis in the Torah all about prophecy…‘Hear now my words: If there shall be a prophet among you, in a vision shall I G-d make myself known to them. In a dream shall I speak with them. Not so is my servant, Moses, in my entire house, he is the trusted one. Mouth to mouth do I speak to him, in a clear vision and not in riddles. At the image of G-d he gazes.’

What we learn here is so much of the general ideas about prophecy and the difference between Moses and all other prophets…. Moses had a direct line to G-d…he had clear prophecy. All the other prophets had unclear prophecy… [They received] a clear message but it’s enclothed in symbolism…and the experience [was] overwhelming.”