This week we begin learning Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers. We begin with a census – isn’t it just fascinating how often our Torah readings bring forward events we are experiencing right now? Have you completed your census form, and indicated that you are Jewish? This indication is being promoted so that our local Jewish organizations can be aware of our numbers, receive and distribute funds in accordance with those numbers and need. We read in 1:18….”they established their genealogy according to their families, according to their father’s households, by number of the names, from twenty years of age and up, according to the head count.” Sound familiar?