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Naso Videos

The Suspected Adulteress
A Taste of Text—Naso
We are still “married” to our ideals and spiritual vision; we simply need to be reunited with our true, inner selves.
The Vow
Video | 10:30
The Vow
Naso Parshah Report
Jono decides to take on a vow of silence, and stop cutting his hair after over-hearing Itche teaching about special vows in the Torah. Hilarity Ensues.
Do You Confess…?
Confession, as of contrition and repentance, is not always sincere. But even the most insincere confession retains a special power to put one on the right track.
When Abstinence Is a Sin
Is spirituality at odds with the physical world?
When Mistakes Can Be Good for You
Parshat Naso
Yesterday, I messed up. I was completely insensitive to someone I love. But here’s what happened afterwards…
Torah in Ten: Naso
Video | 10:13
Torah in Ten: Naso
Topics include: Why the Levite family of Kehat carried the Ark containing the Tablets, why a Nazarite must allow his hair to grow and may not drink wine, and a mystical explanation as to why we have ten fingers.
It’s the Way You Do It
Growing Weekly: Parshat Naso
Giving a Blessing
Video | 1:04:56
Giving a Blessing
Practical Parshah - Naso
The kohanim are commanded to bless the people. What is the meaning of a blessing given by one human being to another?
Parshah Insights: Naso
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
Parshah Mnemonics: Naso
Decoding the hidden messages
The Priestly Blessings Explained
Parshah Curiosities: Naso
This class carefully analyzes the proverbial Birkat Kohanim (the priestly blessings), which appear in this week’s Torah portion, Naso. Learn the answers to why an ordinary person’s blessing can be meaningful simply due to ancient genetics, what do the priestly blessings actually mean on a literal level, and finally insight into why we pray for our dreams during the times these blessings are chanted in synagogue.
Princely Perception & Presentation
The Torah’s identical repetition of the Inaugural Offerings brought by Israel’s tribal leaders, serves to make parshat Naso the longest Torah portion. Perhaps more pointedly though, it seems entirely superfluous; especially in view of the Scripture’s sparing nature. Yet, despite this obvious and glaring biblical anomaly; Rashi – our trusted master of mainstream meaning – appears to provide little rationale and no comfort at all. The explanation ultimately sheds light on Torah-true diversity and the importance of every person’s unique contribution in the rubric of spiritual life and divine service.
A New Look at the Mighty Samson
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Naso
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
Give It Your All
Video | 7:04
Give It Your All
Torah insists that nothing in this world is extra; everything was created with a specific purpose. In fact, just by virtue of having been created, G-d has declared you an irreplaceable asset in bringing his world closer to a state of perfection. In a fascinating analysis of the Parsha, the Rebbe draws a crucial lesson in the life of a Jew: To achieve your full potential, use your every ability in the service of your Creator.
Blessing with Love
Something Spiritual on Parshat Naso
You Can Make Things Happen
Something Spiritual on Parshat Naso
Learning from the leaders of the twelve tribes at the dedication of the mishkan.
Dedicating Our Home
Something Spiritual on Parshat Naso
Mystical Hair!
Video | 40:00
Mystical Hair!
Why married women cover their hair
A revealing, Kabbalistic, view of hair. New light on why a married woman, in Torah, covers her hair.
Confession and Repentance
Is It a Mitzvah to Do Teshuvah?
Three perspectives on the definition of Teshuvah and the role of confession. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 38, parshas Naso, sicha 1)
Naso and the Holiday of Shavuot
Parsha Naso
“On the second day Netanel Ben Tzuar, the prince of Yissachar, offered. He offered his sacrifice ." (Numbers 7:18-19) Why is the word "offered" (hikriv) written twice? Also, why in the second time it's written is it missing a yud? Discover the connection between the missing yud and the holiday of Shavuot which celebrates the giving of the Torah.
Opening the Sanctuary
How to Study Torah - Naso
"And it was that on the day that Moses finished erecting the Mishkan, he anointed it, sanctified it, and all its vessels, and the altar and all its vessels." (Numbers 7:1) Learn about the process of readying the newly-built sanctuary for daily use, the inaugural gifts of the tribal princes and the opening ceremonies officiated by Moses.
Parsha Gems: Naso (Shavuot)
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
The Blessings of the Kohen
Understanding Birkat Kohanim on Five Levels
The Mitzvah of Sotah
Understanding the “suspected adulteress” on five levels
Learning the Haftorah: Naso
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Naso: 7th Portion
Naso – One in a Million
The Torah lists separately the gifts that each of the leaders of the tribes brought to dedicate the altar, even though each man brought identical gifts. Why does the Torah repeat the same list twelve times in a row?
Naso: Torah Elevates
Parshah Naso follows the holiday of Shavuot, the giving of the Torah; here is a message to be taken.
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