Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Chukat” (Numbers chapter 19 through 21).
Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.
The Erev Shabbat overview teaching describes what has been called THE most “enigmatic mystery” [‘chuq’ or “statute”] in Scripture:
Just what is that red heifer thing all about?
But it turns out that’s just the beginning of the story!
The Sabbath Day teaching takes a look in detail into why “mysteries” — or statutes — that might seem confusing, or downright uncomfortable, have been claimed “done away with” instead!
“The Red Heifer — and Other Uncomfortable Mysteries Left Ignored”