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Wednesday May 20, 2020


Balak 7

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6 days ago
chp. 24 verses 1 - 11: Balak takes Bilaam to another location, and turns toward the desert in the hope that he can evoke God's anger by gazing at the site of the sin of the Golden Calf. However, in the end God inspires him to bless the Jews with the Famous MA TOVU, how good are! Though he says words of blessing in his heart he means to curse the Jewish nation. Balak is angry at him, since he blesses them instead of cursing them.

My Thoughts 173 Marriage verses Virus

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6 days ago
173, Marriage verses Virus. Has the Corona Virus infected your marriage?

Wednesday May 13, 2020


Balak 6

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1 week ago
Chp. 23 verses 14 - 26: Though God commands Bilaam to bless the Jewish nation he still tries to find some way to curse them. Balak is very upset with him. Not only doesn't Billaam curse them, he blesses them. Bilaam tries to tell Balak that if he listens closely he will understand that his words are curses disguised as blessings.

My Thoughts 172 After Lag B'Omer

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1 week ago
172 After Lag B"Omer, 2/3rds of the counting of the Omer is over but we still have time to utilize the remaining days in a positive way, to help our bodies and our souls. This is even more important today in the midst of our pandemic.

Wednesday May 6, 2020


Balak 5

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2 weeks ago
Chp. 23 verses 6 - 13: Bilaam returns to Balak he says that he cannot curse that which God has blessed. He then asked that his end should be like theirs. Balak complains that he had brought him to curse the Jews and instead he was blessing them. Balak then takes Bilaam to another location in the hope that he will be more successful.

My Thoughts 170 Paper Clips

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2 weeks ago
170, Paper clips and their function and significance. Story about the PAPER CLIP PROJECT.

Parashas Naso (2012)


Naso 6

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1 year ago
Chp. 6 verses 14 - 23: Conclusion of the ritual of the Nazir. Introduction to the Priestly blessings.

Naso 1

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1 year ago
Chp. 4 verses 21 -49: The duties of the family of Gershon. The duties of the family of Merari. The count of all three families of the men from the ages of 30 -50, as individual families and then as the tribe of Levi.

Naso 10

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1 year ago
Chp. 7 verses 30 - 83: The remaining 8 tribes and their sacrifices for the dedication of the Mishkan.

Naso 11

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1 year ago
Chp. 7 verses 84 - 89: The Sedra ends with the Torah summarizing all the gifts that the princes brought during the twelve days of dedication of the Mishkan.

Naso 2

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1 year ago
Chp. 5 verses 1 - 8: The division of the 3 camps and purifying them. Making restitution for stealing from a convert.

Naso 3

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1 year ago
Chp. 5 verses 9 - 16: The gift of the First Fruits that were given to the Priest, and other gifts that are given to the Priests. Continues with the ritual of the Sotah, the woman who was accused by her husband of infidelity.

Naso 4

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1 year ago
Chp. 5 verses 17 - 31: Continuing with the ritual of the Sotah.

Naso 5

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1 year ago
Chp, 6 verses 1 - 13: Part one of the laws of the Nazir.

Naso 7

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1 year ago
Chp. 6 verses 24 - 27: The priestly blessings.

Naso 8

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1 year ago
Chp. 7 verses 1 - 12: On the 8th day of the dedication of the Mishkan Moshe finished his term as priest and the princes of the tribes brought their gifts for the dedication. The first of the princes to do so was Nachshone from the tribe of Yehudah.

Naso 9

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1 year ago
Chp. 7 verses 13 - 29: The gifts that the princes brought to the dedication of the Mishkan, Yehudah, Yissachar, and zevulun.

Parashas Naso (2004 - 2007)


Naso 1a

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7 years ago
Chp. 4 verse 21 - chp. 5 verse 9: Introduction, begins with the count of the family of Gershon, and a description of their duties in the Mishkan. Continues with the count of the family of Merari, and a description of their duties in the Mishkan. Then a total count of all the Levites. Chp. 5, now that the three camps were defined, some of the laws of defilement of the camps are discussed. Continues with one who steals and swears falsley, and the fifth that he must pay. Then regarding the property stolen from a convert which is given to the priests.

Naso 1b

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7 years ago
Chp. 5 verses 10 - 31: Continues with the laws of first fruits, and Terumah which the owner gives to which ever priest he chooses. Next is the law of the Sotah. She is the woman who is accused by her husband of secluding herself with another man after being warned in front of witnesses not to do so. She is taken to the Temple where the ritual of the "bitter waters are performed."(Sotah)

Naso 2a

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7 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 1 - 25: Chapter describes the laws of the Nazir; one who refrains from wine, cutting his hair, and contact with the dead, and all the laws connected with him. Continues with the priestly blessings.

Naso 2b

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7 years ago
Chp. 6 verses 26-27 - Chp. 7 verse 29: Chp. 6 concludes the priestly blessings. Chp. 7, after Moshe erects the Mishkan, the Torah describes the sacrifices and gifts brought by each of the princes on the twelve days of the consecration of the Alter.

Naso 3

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7 years ago
Chp. 7 verses 30 - 89: Continues with the sacrifices and gifts brought by the princes at the dedication of the Alter. Chp. 8 verses 1-2 begin the portion of Beha'alotecha.


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