Biblical Coincidence?

In our weekly Scripture reading, we find one of the most well known blessings in all of Scripture, which is the “Priestly Blessing”. I devoted an entire blog to this topic, which I recommend you … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up)

יְבָרֶכְךָ֥ יְהוָ֖ה וְיִשְׁמְרֶֽךָ׃ ס ‎יָאֵ֨ר יְהוָ֧ה ׀ פָּנָ֛יו אֵלֶ֖יךָ וִֽיחֻנֶּֽךָּ׃ ס‏ יִשָּׂ֨א יְהוָ֤ה ׀ פָּנָיו֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְיָשֵׂ֥ם לְךָ֖ שָׁלֽוֹם׃ It is reasonable to assume that we are all familiar with this beautiful benediction! But I’d … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift Up)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 This week’s reading introduces us to a sometimes-difficult concept to understand in the Tanakh (Hebrew scriptures), which is “clean versus unclean”. The Lord instructs the Children of Israel to send away those … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89

בס״ד Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 In this week’s Torah portion, we learn a very important aspect of the Biblical word “holy”. In the English language, when one hears the word … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89

בס”ד Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 In this week’s Torah portion one encounters the unique commandments concerning a wife who is accused of sexual immorality by her husband. Many have asked, … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89

בס”ד Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 Be careful, this week’s Torah reading will be different depending on where you live. If you live in Israel then it is the regular Torah … Read More