Naso I

I נָשֹׂא
Take a Census

Numbers 4:21-5:31

When Is Naso I Read?

/ 7 Sivan 5786
/ 7 Sivan 5787


  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Naso I Commentary

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The Opposite of Faith

By: Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz

When I began writing this series of Torah commentaries for I forgot that, because the Reform movement celebrates only one day of Shavuot, we read Parashat Naso over two weeks to align with the traditional calendar of Torah readings. I therefore thought I could skip writing about the sotah ritual—a trial by ordeal for a woman suspected of infidelity.

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Parshat Naso: What the Torah Says About Healthy Marriages

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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