Naso

נָשֹׂא
Take a Census

Numbers 4:21−7:89

When Is Naso Read?

/ 11 Sivan 5781
/ 12 Sivan 5782
/ 9 Sivan 5784

Summary

  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Naso Commentary

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By: Dr. Ruhama Weiss, Ph.D.

The Torah portion, Naso, refers extensively to laws regarding the unfaithful wife:

"If any man’s wife has gone astray and broken faith with her husband … and there is no witness against her … the husband shall bring his wife to the priest. And he shall bring as an offering for her … The priest...Continue Reading
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One of the oddest, most thorny episodes in the Bible involves a man who suspects his wife of adultery. Inbal Freund-Novick, an Israeli activist for women's rights, tells the difficult tale of the accused wife in Parashat Naso. Hard to believe this stuff is in the Torah, but it's undeniably fascinating. Enjoy this video and others with BimBam.

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