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Jews have distinct rituals: a way of dress, interesting holidays, and a unique diet. When G-d gave us these instructions He told us that He was choosing us as His special nation. But beneath those rituals, are we truly distinct? As Jews, do we think diffe...
If the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel each brought the same gift in honor of the Tabernacle’s inauguration, why does the Torah repeat the 35-item list twelve times, making Naso the longest Parshah in the Torah? There is a lesson here, says the Lubavit...
Though we are doing the same actions, the mitzvahs are as unique as the individuals performing them. No one can do your mitzvah.
Why is it written twice that Nesanel “brought his offering” in verses 18 and 19?
Sure, we can erect a structure. That's the easy part. The question is: will G-d see fit to live there?
We should know that it is never too late to begin, and if we make the effort, there is no level we can’t reach.
The priestly blessing empowers us to make a three-step climb.
The chazzan reaches the moment, the Kohanim turn around, lower their prayer shawls over their eyes, raise their hands towards the crowd and the Priestly Blessing begins. What an amazing religion we have where certain people have been specifically assigned...
In commenting on one of the blessings in the Priestly Benediction, the Talmud reveals an important aspect of the Jew's attitude to Judaism.
The kohanim remove their shoes and extend their hands, fingers parted and palms stretched outwards; the congregation hide their faces under their prayer shawls. What is the deeper significance of this celestial ritual?
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