Today’s Torah reading is the second of three sidrot that inform us of the life and experiences of our forefather Avraham.
Rabbi Marcus – Naso
Naso contains a variety of seemingly unrelated subjects. The sidra informs us of the various tasks of the Levites; the sanctity of marriage; the laws pertaining to a Nazir, Birkat Cohanim – the priestly benediction and the dedication of the alter which is recorded in lengthy detail. The theme of the sidra is organization and order, which is necessary for society to function properly.