Numbers 4:21-7:89


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 University 
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 Institute 
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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