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Take a Census

The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22

  • A census of the Gershonites, Merarites, and Koathites between the ages of thirty and fifty is conducted and their duties in the Tabernacle are detailed. (4:21-49)
  • God speaks to Moses concerning what to do with ritually unclean people, repentant individuals, and those who are suspected of adultery. (5:1-31)
  • The obligations of a nazirite vow are explained. They include abstaining from alcohol and not cutting one's hair. (6:1-21)
  • God tells Moses how to teach Aaron and his sons the Priestly Blessing. (6:22-27)
  • Moses consecrates the Sanctuary, and the tribal chieftains bring offerings. Moses then speaks with God inside the Tent of Meeting. (7:1-89)

NOTE: Sometimes Parashat Naso is separated into Naso I and Naso II as follows:

Naso I (Numbers 4:21-5:31)
Naso II (Numbers 6:1-7:89)

When do we read Naso?

2017 Jun 3 /9 Sivan, 5777
2018 May 26 /12 Sivan, 5778
  • Torah for Tots

    The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Take [further] a census of the sons of Gershonites by their ancestral house and by their clans."

    -Naso 4:21-22

  • Torah for Tweens

    Naso, the second portion in the Book of Numbers, incorporates abundant and diverse subjects.

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