This week’s Torah portion, Naso, is about blessings and offerings.
Upon the creation of the Tabernacle, God instructs Moses to share God’s blessing with the people of Israel. In one of the most famous passages of Torah, God outlines the Priestly Blessing, which we still recite today:
May God bless you and protect you
May God cause God’s face to shine upon you, and may God be good to you
May God lift up God’s face to you and grant you peace.
In return, the Levite clans offer a very different kind of gift to God: material goods, such as oxen and goats, silver dishes, flour and... Read More