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ARE THERE REALLY SEVEN BOOKS OF MOSES?

May 30th, 2018

The Torah portion of Beha’alotecha contains two verses set apart from the rest by two inverted Hebrew letter “nun”s, one immediately before, and the other one just afterward.

Rabbi Dunner explores this strange phenomenon, revealing a Talmudic passage that treats these two verses as a unique “book” of the Torah, implying that rather than Five Books of Moses, there are in fact Seven Books of Moses.

What is it that makes these two verses special? Why are they in the middle of Bamidbar (Numbers)?

The answers to these questions and the backdrop to this unusual aberration are both revealing and intriguing.

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