Para Aduma – the Red Heifer

FOOTNOTES [1] Maimonides, Book of Commandments, Positive Commandments, Commandment # 113 [2] Mishnah Temurah (2:1); Mishnah Pesachim 7:4-6; Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Admission into the Sanctuary 4: 9-12 [3] Sifrei Chukkat, paragraph 123: “Red, perfect – Complete redness”; Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Red Heifer 1:2 [4] Four colors are mentioned in the …

Red Heifer The Original Ashes

“Speak to the Children of Israel, and have them bring you a red heifer… ” These words teach us that G-d told Moshe, “even if all the heifers throughout history are lost, that your will remain forever.” For there is a tradition that all the heifers are sanctified through Moshe’s original …

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