The Journey is the Destination – Parshat Masei

The Journey is the Destination – Parshat Masei
This week’s parsha, Masei, goes into such detail about the route that the journey and encampment of the Jewish people took them as they traveled from Egypt to the Land of Israel. Why the 42 specific stops?
Rabbi Judah Hulkower, an alumnus of West Coast NCSY, tells us that each location speaks to a different stage in one’s life. Moreover, it speaks to our two missions in life: to stay away from the negative and to focus on doing the positive.