Tag Archives: Levites

Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

Naso is the longest single Torah portion of the year, 176 verses.  However, that’s partly because it includes a detailed description of the gifts presented by each of the twelve tribes upon the dedication of the Tabernacle, and they’re identical, … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)

When we last left the Israelites, they were still coming to grips with the prospect of spending the next 38+ years in the wilderness instead of the Promised Land.  Their response is not the usual whining but a series of … Continue reading

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Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

This week’s Torah portion is the longest single portion in the annual cycle, 176 verses.  There’s a lot of repetition in Ch. 7, which hammers home that every single tribe gave identical gifts for the dedication of the Tabernacle, listing … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

I am coming down with a cold.  I find it difficult to think clearly when having post-nasal drip.  So I have quoted from past comments to a greater degree than usual below.  But it’s still good reading, IMO. This week’s … Continue reading

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B’Haalotekha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)

This week’s portion, B’Haalotekha, starts out rather peacefully.  We read instructions concerning the gold menorah; the final preparation of the Levites (including a full-body shave); and the institution of Pesach Sheni, a second Passover a month later, for those who … Continue reading

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Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

Thank you all for your good wishes concerning my son’s graduation!  We are happy, proud, and relieved (no more tuition!). I am having a great deal of difficulty concentrating at the moment for no discernible reason.  Maybe lack of sleep.  … Continue reading

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Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

At 176 verses, Naso is the longest single Torah portion of the year.  However, there’s a lot of repetition in the 89 verses of Chapter 7, which include the 12 identical tribal gifts presented over 12 days at the dedication … Continue reading

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