The Hebrew Word for ‘Law’

Today’s ‘Parashah’ {פרשה} (weekly Torah portion) is ‘Chukat’ {חקת} (‘decree’ or ‘law’). This is the sixth ‘Parashah’ in the Book of Numbers and can be found in Numbers Numbers 19:1–22:1. The Hebrew root of the name of our weekly Torah portion is H-K-K {ח-ק-ק}. This Hebrew root relates to the wider concept of ‘law’, ‘statute’ […]

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