Numbers 4:21-7:89


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God describes the service of the Gershon family of Levites. The laws relating to the suspected adulteress and the nazirite are given. God tells Moses and Aaron the priestly blessing. The heads of tribes bring gifts to the Tabernacle.

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birkat kohanim
The Priestly Blessing


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Pure & Unadulterated
Rabbi Peter Tarlow, Hillel

Blessing of the Priests or the Community?
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS

Human Vessels for Blessing
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

A Blessing for an Activist Community
Alyson Solomin, AJWS

Punishment to Fit the Crime
Rabbi Barry Block, Union for Reform Judaism

Pushing the Law Forward
Evan Wolkenstein, AJWS


Ancient Rituals, Enduring Values
Jay McCrensky,


Learning From Our Mistakes
Evone Marzouk, Canfei Nesharim


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Situational Ethics & God
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Sotah: Understanding Change
Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, Women of Reform Judaism

The Service of Song
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

The Priestly Benediction
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative

Surrogate Judaism
Rabbi Joshua Heller, JTS

The Nazirite–A Sacred Volunteer
Rabbi David Nelson, CLAL


Princely Gifts
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships

Family and Fun

Parashat Naso for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Parents as Models
Torah Topics for Today


Mistakes Make Great Lessons
Torah Topics for Today


Parashat Naso Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Naso Challah
Julie Seltzer



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