Mazeltov to Lior and Jodi Losinsky on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Harold and Elaine Wolmer.    Condolence on the passing of Zoe Cohen wife of Lee Cohen, mother of Garyn Cohen, Joshua Cohen and Melissa Biden.     Mazeltov to Saul and Sacha Jacobsohn on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Ralph and Tessa Posner and mazeltov to great grandparents Philip and Audrey Posner.    Mazeltov to Shareen Richter on the occasion of her engagement to Adam Davis.    Mazeltov to Avika and Gila Smith on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Ivan and Brenda Segal.
Parashat Naso: A Summary

Parashat Naso: A Summary

This week’s portion includes further job instructions to the Levites, Moshe is instructed to purify the camp in preparation for the dedication of the Mishkan, the Portable Sanctuary.

Then four laws relating to the Cohanim are given:  (1) Restitution for stolen property where the owner is deceased and has no next of kin –goes to the Cohanim.  (2) If a man suspects his wife of being unfaithful, he brings her to the Cohanim for the Sotah clarification ceremony.  (3) If a person chooses to withdraw from the material world and consecrate himself exclusively to the service of the Almighty by becoming a Nazir (vowing not to drink wine or eat grape products, come in contact with dead bodies or cut his hair), he must come to the Cohen at the completion of the vow.  (4) The Cohanim were instructed to bless the people with this blessing:  “May the Lord bless you and guard over you.  May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.  May the Lord lift up His Countenance upon you and give you peace.”

The Mishkan is erected and dedicated on the first of Nissan in the second year after the Exodus.  The leaders of each tribe jointly give wagons and oxen to transport the Mishkan.  During each of the twelve days of dedication, successively each tribal prince gives gifts of gold and silver vessels, sacrificial animals and meal offerings.  Every prince gives exactly the same gifts as every other prince.

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony