Bamidbar: A Book of Failings, A Book of Truth

But the next chapter introduces us to what one scholar has called “The Book of Failings.” …Places are named after conflict. Taberah, the first instance in the book of this oft-repeated cycle, is Hebrew for “conflagration.” Kibroth-Hattaavah, where the people get sick from gorging on God-given quail, means “Graves of Desire.” Continue reading