Torah Commentary – Bamidbar “In the Wilderness” – From Trials to Trails – SCRIPTURES FOR May 27, 2017

Torah Commentary Bamidbar "In the Wilderness" Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 Luke 2:1-7; 1Cor 12:12-31 From Trials to Trails There is an interesting word to be found as we begin the Book of Numbers. It is translated "take a census." The word in Hebrew is "Nasa." The word has been used in Scripture almost 100 times … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Bamidbar “In the Wilderness” – From Trials to Trails – SCRIPTURES FOR May 27, 2017

Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 "Blessings and Shalom" The most striking feature in this week’s Torah portion, Naso, is the reciting of what has become known as the Aaronic Benediction. While a standard feature of the Jewish liturgical tradition and of the weekly Shabbat service, Christians are certainly familiar with this blessing as well: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, … Continue reading Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”