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The Thirty-fifth Sedra 1-5, 8-14 Sivan 5783 FROM THE TORAH Numbers 4:21-7:89 In the preceding Sedra Bemidbar, counts were made for all of the tribes of Israel, with separate attention to the tribe of Levi, ending with the service description and census of Kehath, one of Levi’s three sons.  Our Sedra Naso continues this process…

SHAVUOT 5783

  FIRST DAY OF YOM TOV FROM THE TORAH Exodus 19:1-20:23 God Speaks to Israel from Heaven ISRAEL ENCAMPS AT MOUNT SINAI 19:1-25 In the third month of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt, on that day, they come to the Wilderness of Sinai.  They had journeyed from Rephidim, and…

34. BEMIDBAR 5783

FROM THE TORAH Numbers 1:1-4:20 The fourth book of the Torah opens in Sedra Bemidbar with a robust offering of concrete data: leaders’ names and genealogies, numerical results of more than one census, arrangement and position of tribes and divisions, and detailed job descriptions.  All of these focus on the crucial secondary occupation of the…