FOR THE WEEK OF
Shabbat services for Shabbat Chukat will be conducted at Congregation Brothers of Joseph, 2 Broad Street, Norwich. Candlelighting on Friday is at 8:08 p.m. Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the DOWNSTAIRS CHAPEL. Shabbat morning services will begin at and will be held in the UPSTAIRS SANCTUARY. Mincha. Seudah Sh'lishit (third meal) and Maariv service will be convened at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat ends at
On Sunday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m., we will be holding our annual congregational meeting in the social hall. All members are invited to attend this important meeting.
Moses is taught the laws of the red heifer, whose ashes purify a person who has been contaminated by contact with a dead body.
After forty years of journeying through the desert, the people of Israel arrive in the wilderness of Zin. Miriam dies, and the people thirst
for water. Moses is instructed to speak to a rock and command it to give water. Moses gets angry at the rebellious Israelites and strikes
the stone. Water issues forth, but Moses is told that neither he nor Aaron will enter the Promised Land.
Aaron dies at Hor Hahar and is succeeded in the high priesthood by his son Elazar. Venomous snakes attack the Israelite camp after yet
another eruption of discontent in which the people “speak against G-d and Moses”; Moses places a brass serpent upon a high pole, and
all who will gaze heavenward will be healed. The people sing a song in honor of the miraculous well that provided them water in the
desert. Moses leads the people in battles against the Emorite kings Sichon and Og (who seek to prevent Israel’s passage through their
territory) and conquers their lands, which lie east of the Jordan.