Location: Kehillat Ohr Tzion, 879 Hopkins Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221
Description: From Rabbi Strosberg:
Our parsha opens with the forty-two stops that the Jews made on their journey from Egypt to the Land of Israel. According to Magen Avraham, these stops correspond to the forty-two letter name of God; the one who is leyening from the Torah isn't allowed to break them up into different aliyas. What do these journeys have to do with God's Name? Just as God's Name is an expression of His presence in the physical world, so too mankind's journey through history with all of its stops and starts, wrong turns and progress, are an expression of God's plan for the world, which will ultimately culminate in reaching a final destination. Perhaps this was Douglas Adams's favorite parsha.