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Category: Naso

Words That Heal

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on May 24, 2018

The Temple rite of the suspected adulteress, the sotah, is profoundly challenging to our contemporary sensibilities. As the Torah describes it, a man who is seized by a fit of jealousy and suspects—with purely circumstantial evidence—that his wife has committed adultery can bring her to the Temple and force her to undergo an ordeal which contains elements of shaming and declarations that presume guilt: The woman’s head is uncovered.…

Bamidbar: The Counter-song of the Nesiim

by Rabbi Nachman Levine Posted on October 26, 2016

Selfish and Selfless Kedusha

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on May 28, 2015

The book of Bamidbar begins with the organizing of the Israelite camp with the mishkan at its center. In Parashat Naso, the Torah now turns to what it means to be outside the mishkan, to be in the camp, and to continue to orient oneself to God’s presence.…