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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...
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?
At 176 verses, Naso is the longest of the parshiyot. Yet one of its most moving passages, and the one that has had the greatest impact over the course ofNaso is the longest parshiyot history, is very short indeed and is known by almost every Jew, namely t...
One of the Kohanim in our synagogue this past Shavuot is not a regular attendee. That’s alright, of course; every Jew is welcome in shul, no matter how often you visit and no one is marking attendance. He’d brought his family for the reading of the 10 Com...
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