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Torah Talk for Parashat Naso

May 23, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem outlines the service of the Gershon family of Levi’im (Levites), gives the laws relating to the sotah (suspected adulteress) and the nazir (nazirite), and describes to Moshe and Aharon the birkat cohanim (priestly blessing); the heads of tribes bring gifts to the Mishkan (Tabernacle).

An interesting mitzvah, derived from this parasha, addresses not the cohanim or levi’im alone, but all of us. Chapter 5, verses 6 and 7 state: “Speak to Bnei Yisrael: When a man or woman shall commit any sin that the human commits, to commit a trespass against Hashem, and that soul be guilty; then they shall confess their sin which they have done; and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full…” Read more >