Tagged: Naso

Naso – Reverse Hotel California

The following words of Torah were delivered by Dr. Russell Harding on Shabbat, 25 May 2018: Of the 18 Mitzvot in Parashat Naso, ten concern the nazir. Two are obligations, including growing hair and...

Naso – Man on the Moon

Parshat Nasso is known as the single longest Torah portion, containing 176 verses, equal to the number of verses in the longest chapter of Psalms (chapter 119). What makes this Parsha longer than most...

Naso – Blessed with the Best

The three-fold blessing of the Kohanim appears in this week’s reading of Naso. The ‘Priestly Blessing’ has been romanticized in Jewish tradition. It is recited by members of the priestly family daily in Israel...

Naso – A Mitzvah in Theory

Birkat Kohanim, the Priestly blessing, appears in the center of Naso. God speaks to Aaron and his sons and instructs them “just so shall you bless the children of Israel…” Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch...

Parshat Naso

The least striking element in this week’s Parsha is in fact the most striking. When the Princes of the tribes line up to offer their gifts upon the dedication of the Mishkan, G-d instructs...