Freed of Fantasies Parashat Beha'alotcha

God uses the culinary realm as a metaphor for or symbol of the many different ways of interpreting the Torah.

Midway through this week’s Torah reading, the Israelites embark on their journey through the wilderness toward the Promised Land. However, they’ve barely started out when they stop in their tracks: “And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting; and the children of Israel also wept on their part, and said: ‘Would that we were given flesh to eat! We remember the fish, which we were wont to...