The Priestly blessing – with Love and Unity

Rabbi Avi Goldberg Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2007-11) Currently an educator and rabbi of the Himmelfarb School in Jerusalem and a voulenteer in the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization Click Here for the PDF version   The Torah commands the priests “thus bless the...

Finding Place for the Misfits 5779

Finding Place for the Misfits Parshat Naso  By Rabbi Gideon Weitzman  Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1998-2000) Currently head of the English Speaking Section of the Puah Institute The Sotah and the Nazir This week’s Parshah contains two apparently...

“We’re All Individuals” 5779

“We’re All Individuals” Parashat Naso Le’Zecher Marat Chaya Chana bat Yona HaCohen By Simon M. Jackson  Legal Adviser to Torah MiTzion Knowing as we do how careful and sparing the Torah is in its use of words, it is particularly surprising to read (and even harder for...

What is So Great about the Nazir? – 5776

Ilan Lavan Incoming Coordinator of Experiential Jewish Education – Moriah College, Syndey   What is So Great about the Nazir? In the middle of Parshat Naso, the laws of the Nazir are greatly detailed. He must abstain from drinking wine for thirty days. He...

Agriculture, Egypt, And Us

The mitzva of bikkurim (bringing one’s first fruits to the Mikdash) is commonly understood as intended to express gratitude to Hashem for the successful yield He granted to His nation dwelling in His land. The Sefer Hachinuch writes this explicitly in mitzva 91....