Naso

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) Rabbi David Stav Parshat Naso opens with an account of the Jewish people’s last-minute preparations as they continue their journey to the Promised Land. The Tabernacle (“Mishkan”) at the heart of the encampment has been dismantled, and the members of the Tribe of Levi are entrusted with carrying its holy …

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Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Who was the target audience for the Ten Commandments? Our Biblical portion this week speaks of the ongoing voice of the Divine, which continues to be heard from within the Sanctuary (Mishkan) on a continual basis after the Divine Revelation, which has just …

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Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we’ll read Parashat Naso. It has 176 verses, making it the longest Parasha in the Torah (incidentally, it has the same number of verses as the longest chapter of Tehillim, and there are 176 pages in longest tractate of the Babylonian Talmud). Many of these verses describe the sacrifices …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – What is the real meaning of love? And why is it that the Priest-Kohanim, the ministers of the Holy Temple and Torah teachers of the nation, must administer their priestly benediction “with love”? What has “love” to do with their specific leadership role? In our Biblical …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

  This week’s Shabbat Shalom column has been dedicated by the Charif family of Sydney, Australia on  the 2nd Yartzheit of Bertha Charif –  Byrna bat Nottel Noteh 21 Sivan Parshat Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: when you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

  This week’s Shabbat Shalom column has been dedicated by the Charif family of Sydney, Australia on  the 2nd Yartzheit of Bertha Charif –  Byrna bat Nottel Noteh 21 Sivan Parshat Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: when you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in …

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Shaul Vieder

  מבט על תהליך הגיור דרך הבנת גזל הגר הרב שאול וידר הגר מכיר באלוקי ישראל כבורא עולם וחפץ להיות חלק מעם ישראל. לכן הגוזל מהגר מתנכר כלפי שמיא ולא רק כלפי הנגזל מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ט סיון תשע”ו, 15/06/2016 “דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אִישׁ אוֹ אִשָּׁה כִּי יַעֲשׂוּ מִכָּל חַטֹּאת הָאָדָם לִמְעֹל …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)  Rabbi David Stav  With one hundred seventy-six verses, Parshat Naso is the longest single portion in the Torah. While many diverse subjects are addressed, the case of the Sotah, the suspected adulteress, is unique. The Torah describes a situation in which a man is jealous of his wife, suspecting that, despite her denials, she …

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